Senior Operational Risk Testing Officer

12 Jan 2024

If you’re looking for your next dream job, consider this one in BMO’s ERPM Risk group where every colleague helps protect and grow the bank by providing independent review and oversight of enterprise-wide risks, working together to maintain a risk management framework and fostering a strong risk culture.#ERPMDreamJobsThe Centralized Utility Testing Team is a 2nd Line of Defense role responsible for the development, management, and execution of formal testing, monitoring, quality assurance, and review of the 1st and 2nd Line activities to assess the effectiveness of the control environment and program adherence to the bank's governance frameworks. This position will develop testing plans, design test scripts, execute testing at both the transversal bank level and within specific business units, report on test results, recommend actions on any gaps identified and work with the Bank Groups to ensure remediation of those gaps.

Design and develop testing strategies and methodologies to assess the effectiveness of the Bank's control environment.

Execute independent testing across the organization from both a Transversal and Business Unit perspective.

Determine testing samples by performing in-depth risk-based analysis of the Domains.

Identify issues and develop recommendations to address any gaps during the test execution. Work with issue owners to develop Management Action Plans and work with the identified owners to remediate such gaps through closure.

Ensure implementation of consistent control frameworks across the enterprise.

Assess complex monitoring activities associated with the control frameworks. Ensure activities are performed accurately, thoroughly, and in accordance with dynamic regulatory, operational risk requirements, and/or industry best practices, and activities meet timeframe standards.

Act as a Subject Matter Expert around the Bank's Control Frameworks

Build effective professional relationships with business group, internal/external stakeholders and trust with regulators.

Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.

Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.

Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.

In-depth knowledge and experience in Operational Risk Management in a Financial Institution.

Industry Certification preferred.

Ability to run data analytics in Excel and extrapolate meaningful analysis.

Strong independent testing skills.

Strong relationship building skills to work with key stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

In-depth knowledge of the organizations control frameworks.

Knowledge of testing methodologies.

Ability to work independently under tight time constraints with minimal need for oversight and peer review to ensure adherence to the control framework.

Ability to simultaneously manage multiple high priority projects.

Must be able to quickly grasp complex strategies.

Mastery of the Microsoft Suite of products including Project, Power Point, Vision, and Excel

Strong communication, critical thinking, relationship management and project management skills.

Verbal and written communication skills - In-depth

Collaboration and team skills - In-depth

Analytical and problem-solving skills - In-depth

Influence skills - In-depth

Data driven decision making - In-depth.

Compensation and Benefits:$79,800.00 - $113,900.00The base salary represents BMO Financial Group’s hiring range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as location, skills, experience, and qualification for the role. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked.Base salary is one component of BMO Financial Group’s total compensation package for employees, which may include performance-based incentives, commissions or discretionary bonuses, as well as other perks and rewards. BMO also offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit: .We’re here to helpAt BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.As a member of the BMO 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 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 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.

  • ID: #50858430
  • State: Washington Virtual 00000 Virtual USA
  • City: Virtual
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
  • Category: Et cetera