Accounting Analyst, Fall 2022 (co-op/Internship) - 4 Months

June 20 2022
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Accounting, Finance, Accounting, Finance, Economy, Econometrics, Modelling, Financial Analysis
Toronto, ON

Address:

100 King Street West

Job Family Group:

Finance & Accounting

Position Summary

As an Intern in BMO Finance Group, you will gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside leading professionals while building your professional skills in digital finance and accounting specialties including reporting, process optimization, internal controls and other areas using the Workiva solution.

You will be involved in developing business requirements, policies and procedures, technical and data transformation requirements, and designing/ implementing a variety of solutions that help BMO address challenging business issues.

Work you’ll do

You will optimize processes, develop requirements, create roadmaps, and manipulate, and manage data connections, tool workflows, templates and permissions to deliver meaningful transformation leveraging Workiva solution. Sample responsibilities include:

  • Working with BMO Finance to understand business challenges and identify solutions to drive desired outcomes

  • Performing current state assessment of client accounting, reporting, reconciliation, data, and algorithm capabilities

  • Leveraging tools to enable actionable decision making

  • Developing system requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures and implementing with specific focus on Workiva

  • Mapping data flows and to identify optimal design and governance options as well as potential risks

  • Validate and test workflows and external disclosures on a testing and real time basis

  • Developing business solutions leveraging emerging automation tools.

Qualifications

Undergraduate or master’s degree in the following majors with relevant business, technology, data and/or analytical focused coursework:

  • Business: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business Analytics

  • Technology: Management Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Computer Science

  • Math/Engineering: Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering

  • Strong communication, team building, teaming and presentation experience

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects/assignments/responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Experience in building finance and accounting models and using purpose-built or custom-built solutions

  • Experience in leading and developing teams

  • Experience with packaged technologies – Workiva

  • Project experience in areas such as process mapping, root cause/gap analysis/best fit, requirements gathering / definition development, financial modeling and value mapping

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • High energy, result driven person

  • Ability to energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people

As a co-op/intern student at BMO, you will have the opportunity to be heard, keep growing and make a difference. You will be part of our campus program to gain the skills and knowledge needed to take on roles similar to the description listed below.

Our student experience is designed to integrate you to the BMO team from day one by adding value in the work you do. You will have the opportunity to participate in programs such as the Women in Technology Mentorship Program, BMO First Friend peer assignment, BMO Social Squad student-led activities, BMO U corporate learning platform and access to various Employee Resource Groups to further develop your network within BMO.

Interested in learning more about our campus program? Stay up-to-date with BMO Campus Recruitment by following us on Twitter @BMOonCampus & Instagram @BMO_on_Campus.

Note: Only students currently enrolled in an academic program and returning to their studies will be considered for Co-op/Internship opportunities. Student who recently graduated are invited to apply to our New Grad opportunities which are available at https://jobs.bmo.com/ca/en/new-grad

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume and an unofficial copy of your academic transcript. By applying for this general posting, you will be considered for a number of different student opportunities across multiple locations. If you are selected to move forward, you will be provided additional information.

Consolidates, analyzes, and reports on the financial performance of the business / group to support the month-, quarter-, and year-end closing process, including financial reporting and financial governance. Supports an efficient and effective accounting function that uses common information sources and practices, reduces ongoing costs, and increases service level performance.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Analyzes financial results to support financial period closing and reporting processes and provide insights and recommendations.
  • Gathers and formats data into regular and ad-hoc reports and dashboards for assigned legal entity, business, or group financial information packages.
  • Supports the preparation of journal entries, monthly / quarterly reporting packages and financial statements, including applicable tax payments and reconciliations, in accordance with accounting rules and standards.
  • Provides information and supports the process for internal (e.g. corporate and SOX) and external audits.
  • Reviews supporting documentation, escalating areas of concern and making any necessary amendments.
  • Coordinates and executes specific activities for the implementation of strategic initiatives; includes tracking metrics and milestones.
  • Executes routine tasks (e.g. service requests, transactions, queries, etc.) within relevant service level agreements.
  • Organizes work information to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on business objectives.
  • Develops knowledge related to business / group accounting requirements and standards.
  • Completes complex & diverse tasks within given rules/limits and may include handling escalations from other employees.
  • Analyzes issues and determines next steps.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.



    Qualifications:

  • As a full-time employee, we would require 2-3 years of experience, however as part of the BMO campus program, we are looking for motivated individuals with a strong desire to learn.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail with a focus on execution.
  • Specialized knowledge.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - Good.
  • Organization skills - Good.
  • Collaboration & team skills - Good.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - Good.

We’re here to help

At 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 https://jobs.bmo.com/ca/en.

BMO 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. 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.

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