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Information Technology Control Testing Lead

Company: BMO
Location: Naperville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


1200 E. Warrenville Road

Job Family Group:

Business Management

Do you have experience as an IT Auditor? Have you led IT audit engagements? Then this is the job for you!! This role is very similar to an IT Auditor; however, you would be directly supporting our business partners in the first line of defense.

In the Information Technology Control Testing Lead position, you will play a key role in supporting the first line of defense by executing and overseeing issue remediating testing engagements to provide insights, recommendations and enhancement opportunities relative to processes, risks and controls. You will be able to further advance your technical skills by overseeing and performing control testing over a variety of applications, databases and platforms. You will have the opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills, expand your professional network and take your career to the next level by partnering with BMO's senior management involved in key decisions and strategic initiatives within the technology and operations space.

  • Assesses risks and key controls in consultation with the business as it relates to issue retests of major/minor audit control deficiencies and regulatory findings.
  • Develops design and operating effectiveness test plans for management's response to remediated issues.
  • Oversees and executes testing using general methodology in accordance with established procedures to perform, analyze, document and report results of all assigned engagements.
  • Reviews testing results and appropriately evaluates the design, operational effectiveness and outcome of controls.
  • Identifies and communicates control gaps and deficiencies in design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Lead discussions with Executive Management to discuss issues and recommendations.
  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.
  • Identifies key risks to assertion in efforts to inform decision-making.
  • Collaborates with internal partners to advise on potential actions to close gaps identified.
  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of solutions.
  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to determine if issues were remediated effectively.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with internal partners to successfully implement any procedural changes resulting from testing and monitoring, observations or findings. Collects feedback to assess effectiveness of proposed changes.
  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
  • Builds test plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of testing activities including assessments, planning, execution and evaluation.
  • Leads or participates in defining the communication plan designed to positively influence or change behavior; develops tailored messaging; and identifies appropriate distribution channels.
  • Drives positive change in based on high quality work and thought leadership in the control testing approach including identifying ways in which to increase efficiency.
  • Assesses and adapts current operational programs and develops new operational capabilities to ensure ongoing efficient & effective delivery.
  • Manages the end-to-end test execution of designated programs.
  • Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and efficient service.
  • Understands the business/group strategy and develops and maintains knowledge of end to end processes.
  • Executes testing activities and any other operational activities within required service level agreements or standards.
  • Develops knowledge related to program and/or area of specialty.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal & external business partners/stakeholders to execute work and fulfill service delivery expectations.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of operational programs and executes within required service level agreements and standards.
  • Supports change management of varying scope and type; tasks typically focused on execution and sustainment activities.
  • Executes various operational activities/requirements to ensure timely, accurate, and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensures consistent, high quality practices/work and the achievement of business results in alignment with business/group strategies and with productivity goals.
  • Analyzes automated test results and provides initial feedback on test results.
  • Analyzes root causes of any errors discovered to provide for effective communication of issues to appropriate parties.
  • Develops insights and recommends continuous improvement insights based on test results.
  • Creates and maintains adequate monitoring support documentation, such as narratives, flowcharts, process flows, testing summaries, etc. to support the results of the reviews, including the write up of findings/issues for reporting.
  • Provides ongoing support to the continuous improvement process of the business unit.
  • 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.


  • Typically between 5 - 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience in IT Audit testing in areas such as vulnerability and patch management, identity and access management, IT governance, cyber security, etc.
  • Familiarity with IT management frameworks (i.e., COBIT, NIST, FFIEC IT Handbook).
  • Expert understanding of the business unit's risk and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent understanding of control frameworks and audit methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of process and/or project management.
  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.
  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.
  • Influence skills - In-depth.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

We're here to help

At BMO Harris Bank 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 Harris Bank 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.

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BMO Harris Bank 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 Harris Bank N.A. 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.

Keywords: BMO, Naperville , Information Technology Control Testing Lead, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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