Data Quality Sr. Manager, BMO Asia



  • The candidate will work closely with Compliance, Finance, Operations, Technology, Branch and Senior Management, and Technology to structure, design, develop, implement, and monitor a business process and data quality system focusing on key processes for reporting to regulators and other high-risk processes.
  • This role will analyze internal control processes and work with appropriate areas in the Bank to make sure the system of controls (including monitoring) is efficient and effective. The role is an internal control role and will not have any direct involvement in day-to-day reporting processes.

Key AccountabilitiesA�

  • Oversee a governance framework including a policy approved by the Board of Directors and a management level policy (Corporate Standard), periodic reporting, detailed accountabilities, planning standards, and regular reporting.
  • Map out all regulatory reporting processes in BMO ChinaCo (including frequency, accountable parties, source systems, procedures, controls, monitoring, and other relevant information) and prioritize the list according to inherent regulatory risk, process maturity, degree of automation, complexity, and other relevant factors. Design and implement processes to keep the mapping up-to-date and accurate.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to integrate data reporting quality management into requirements for IT systems, new product launches, budgeting, process redesigns, and other appropriate areas.
  • Starting with the highest priority reporting processes, work with relevant areas (including IT) to understand current processes, controls (manual and automated), and monitoring. Work with appropriate areas to ensure that reporting processes meet Bank standards, are able to reliably produce accurate regulatory reports, and are sufficiently monitored to identify any gaps.
  • Ensure requirements for IT system projects take into account meeting regulatory reporting, business process quality, and data quality needs.
  • Analyze new regulatory reporting requirements and make sure our internal processes and systems are adjusted appropriately (including monitoring processes).
  • Ensure ad-hoc regulatory reporting processes are appropriately managed with source data validated independently as necessary and appropriate to ensure responses to ad-hoc requests from regulators are complete and accurate.
  • Ensure all regulatory reporting systems are appropriately resilient and covered by BCPs.
  • Other duties and responsibilities reasonably understood to fall within the function as assigned.


  • Request any and all information related to data quality management in ChinaCo.
  • Work directly with the business and functional units to ensure the above objectives are met
  • Reporting and escalation of weaknesses and areas of non-compliance

Key Cross Functional Relationships

  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Technology
  • Compliance
  • Lines of Business and Senior Management
  • Risk


  • Applied understanding of Data Quality concepts such as data profiling, data modeling, data quality assessments, etc. required.
  • Business-level understanding of database systems and reporting systems (such as business objects) required; technical-level understanding desirable
  • Understanding of internal control concepts such as the COSO Internal Control a�� Integrated Framework required.
  • Exposure to project management required; highly organized
  • Minimum 10 years experience in financial services (or related industries) with IT, audit, risk management, operations, control, or project related roles.
  • University degree, preferably in Accounting, Computer Science, Math, or related areas, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Certifications or equivalent experience in IT and internal control (CISA, CIA, CFSA, CCSA) desired
  • Experience designing control systems including manual and automated (IT) controls desired
  • Strong knowledge of IT risk management and IT control required; experience with COBIT or related frameworks desired
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) strongly desired
  • Experience creating process diagram flow charts and control flow charts strongly desired
  • Knowledge of mainland China regulatory and compliance matters desired
  • Exposure to global financial markets, financial products, Bank risk management, and Basel desired


  • Advanced written and verbal communications, both English and Mandarin
  • Strong presentation and report writing skills a�� communication, relationship management, and influencing skills are essential for this role
  • Quick learner, able to perform independent research on unfamiliar topics
  • Advanced IT skills including data analysis skills
  • Advanced quantitative, analytic, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet timelines, without compromising the integrity of the information
  • Ability to dig into issues, raise potentially uncomfortable issues, hold a well-reasoned position in the face of opposition when required, and admit ignorance when exposed to new concepts.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to lead group projects and influence others
  • Ability to implement and/or oversee data quality controls
  • Ability to design and/or analyze internal controls over business processes; ideally to apply the COSO Internal Control Framework

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