Audit Manager - Data Analytics - Reporting

BMO Financial Group - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Audit Manager – Audit Analytics is accountable to support the Enterprise and the assigned Business/Corporate Group in validating the effectiveness of management processes and system of internal control using data analysis and automation. An affective audit function provides vital assurance to the Board of Directors and senior management as to the quality of the internal control system and in so doing helps reduce the risk of loss and reputational damage to the Company. The function is instrumental in identifying unacceptable / high risk circumstances that could lead to material impact on profitability or reputation.

The Audit Manager –Audit Analytics is responsible for executing audit analytics projects including conducting analysis on large data sets and automation of test procedures to support audits. The function also ensures the nature, extent and timing of the audit analysis is appropriately executed and contributes to the formulation of an insightful audit report which provides clear, concise and memorable insights on possible issues, which will assist management in fulfilling its responsibilities.

Be seen as knowledgeable within specific technical competency roles aligned to the needs of the Division.

Execute audit analytic procedures conducted in full recognition of the risks of the client group which encompass the internal risks, control risks and internal/external environments and regulatory risks.

Examine opportunities to integrate data analytics into BMO audits by assisting audit teams in performing testing of internal controls across the Bank and present findings.

Consults on analytical solutions to understand, analyze, and synthesize requirements, goals and objectives relative to data and business intelligence needs and to enable high-quality, fact-based business decisions to drive better business outcomes. Provides advice on the configuration, functionality, applicability, and usability of data management, data analytics, and data visualization technology solutions. Supports the development of the strategy and roadmap for data quality and data analytics, data modeling, reporting, business intelligence, and the design and development of sophisticated decision support tools.

Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group.
Leads the design, development, and implementation of analytic solutions.
Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business
Ensures alignment between stakeholders about business needs and data needs.
Ensures alignment between stakeholders about business needs and data needs.
Leads/participates in the design, implementation and management of new analytics & reporting solutions.
Designs, develops, and implements innovative analytical solutions.
Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide subject matter insights and recommendations.
Structures and assembles data into multi-dimensions with various granularities (e.g., demographics, customers, products, transactions).
Cleanses, manipulates, and transforms data through programming / scripting for model training and validation.
Automates validation tests to improve quality and efficiency of the validation process.
Validates and tests models used in analytics and reporting to assess/address performance and compliance.
Conducts various pre-implementation and post-implementation analyses to estimate/measure business impact caused by model adoption (e.g., revenue increase, cost reduction, corporate brand image).
Promotes reporting automation, self-serve analytics consumption, and the culture of analytics-driven decision making.
Monitors and tracks tool performance, user acceptance testing, and addresses any issues.
Integrates information from multiple sources to enable more efficient processes, enhanced analysis and/or streamlined reporting.
Designs, develops, and implements innovative analytical solutions.
Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
Builds reports and visualizations to effectively communicate data driven insights to users for a variety of audiences e.g. visualization solutions of data into reports, graphics, dashboards to illustrate facts, trends, and insights.
Develops solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.
Supports development and execution of strategic analytics & reporting initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Analyzes data and information to provide subject-matter insights and recommendations.
Develops tools and delivers training programs for use of reporting tools and self-serve analytics by non-analytical end users; may include delivery of training to audiences.
Documents and maintain operational procedures and processes relating to analytical and reporting processes.
Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.
Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


Undergraduate degree in Computer science, Physics, Math or Statistics with 5-10 years of combined relevant experience in technology, audit, risk management and/or business functions within banking or financial institutions, including direct relevant experience in data analysis.

Knowledge of Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) and data analysis

Knowledge of reporting tools such as, SAS, MSBI, BOBJ and/or audit specific data analysis tools such as ACL.

MUST have strong programming skills demonstrated via education and work experience in SQL and one programming language: Python, Java/scala, or C/C++ , C#. Scripting experience in shell, Perl or Python is a strong asset

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Job Business Analytics & Reporting
Primary Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto
Organisation Corp. Audit Division-X000071
Schedule full-time
Job Posting 11/28/19
Unposting Date 12/13/19