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Description The Manager, Financial Governance will support the BMO US internal financial governance function as a valued control advisor with a primary focus on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and FDICIA governance. This role requires extensive interaction with our major stakeholders including control owners and financial governance officers within BMO, Corporate Audit Department (CA) and external auditors. This position will be contributing to the annual SOX/FDICIA risk assessment, the preparation of and quality review of SOX/FDICIA control documentation, the assessment of SOX/FDICIA controls over outsourced operations, the assessment of control design/effectiveness and various other financial governance activities. Key Accountabilities Business Delivery and Operational Effectiveness Prepare control documentation and perform quality reviews of control documentation supporting SOX 404 compliance. Annual SOX/FDICIA scoping and risk assessment. Prepare supporting documentation and analysis for scoping decisions. Identify the impact of scoping decisions on the annual testing efforts. Contribute to BMO's internal process for SOX/FDICIA relevant outsourced providers including scoping of outsourced engagements, annual due-diligence, review of SOC 1 reports, etc. Assess control deficiencies and their impact on internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR). Monitor management's remediation progress and timely closure of deficiencies in the control database. Act as a Subject Matter Expert on SOX/FDICIA relevant matters. Work with all stakeholder groups seeking control assessments or changes required as a result of changing business conditions or practices. Contribute to rolling out updates to the enterprise SOX/FDICIA methodology. Provide guidance to various stakeholders to ensure compliance with the SOX/FDICIA methodology. Perform control testing and review testing results, as required. Participate and support special projects, as required. Strategy Implementation Coordinate the SOX/FDICIA reporting requirements across US Finance People and Organization Positively influence team members, US Finance staff and others whose actions impact the effectiveness of US Finance. Work effectively with US Finance Governance team members to complete deliverables. Managerial Leadership Support the learning and development related to compliance with SOX/FDICIA requirements, acting as a "go to" person for questions and concerns and optimizing succession planning. Qualifications Knowledge & Skills Education: CPA Designation preferred; Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance. A recognized accounting/ CIA designation and/or 7 to 10 years with progressive experience in internal controls with SOX 404 experience Skills: Extensive knowledge of risk and controls including tests for control design and operating effectiveness. Experience with executing top-down risk assessment programs Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and FDICIA legislations SOX/FDICIA methodology and control best practices COSO control frameworks Service Organization Controls Banking related knowledge and experience an asset Strong analytical skills with critical thinking; high attention to details. Extensive experience in performing review and challenge control documentation and testing. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Ability to communicate and liaise with all levels of management in complex environment. Knowledge of LAN based software including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. 1900004734
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8 - 10 years
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