BMO Financial Group Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois
The Financial Analyst is accountable to support the reporting function on the overall financial performance and condition of BMO US and its pillar businesses. This role will provide value added ideas, advice and recommendations on reporting process enhancements, including future course of action to support strategic decision making within BMO US. This role will support the month-end closing process including regulatory, board and external reporting.
A. Business Delivery & Operational Effectiveness
Participate in preparation of presentation materials for Executive management and Board reporting.
Prepare and review standard financial reporting packages on monthly and quarterly basis to support BFC, BHB and US Segment legal close process. Includes comparisons to prior periods, plans, key KPIs and rate volume analysis.
Prepare/support preparation of monthly Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP and within agreed upon timelines, reviewing all information against budget and back-ups to check for reasonableness, escalating any areas of concern and making amendments, if necessary.
Support the team to ensure accurate, timely and relevant information and reporting of financial results of BFC, BHB and U.S. Segment to senior leadership, management and the executive board.
B. Client & Relationship Management
Participate on projects to ensure financial information is reported completely and accurately
Build strong relationships and provide value add advice to clients to ensure financial results are well understood and business results optimized
Support business group financial performance management activities, providing business group decision makers with financial information, advice and counsel
C. Risk Management & Control
Provide attestation to the validity of financial results and highlight significant information including variances, trends, opportunities and exposures to the Manager/Senior Manager, Financial Performance Management
Provide information and support the process for internal (Corporate and SOX) and external audits ensuring that requests are managed effectively and efficiently
Complete / support the completion of all regulatory and external reporting requirements ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information
D. Change & Innovation
- Optimize the use of new technology and information systems updates to improve processes and system efficiencies
E. Managerial Leadership
- Manage relationship with other groups within Finance and with FPM management
- Undergraduate University Degree with major in Accounting, Finance, or Information Management, plus 2 to 5 years of experience broken out between public and private accounting is preferred. Prior experience in Banking preferred.
Skills and Competencies
Strong Excel/Essbase/Powerpoint skills to pull and analyze data in the most efficient manner
Strong Accounting skills
Knowledge of the financial services industry a plus.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet timelines, without compromising the integrity of the information.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong customer service and client focus.
We’re here to help
At BMO Harris Bank we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the center of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.
As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.
To find out more visit us at https://bmoharriscareers.com .
BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, inclusive of Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities.
Finance and Accounting