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Controls Testers

Central Testing Utility (CTU) 1B functions conducts testing activities on behalf of Technology & Operations (T&O) within the 1st Line of Defense. It provides the opportunity for the successful candidate to join a close-knit team of experts from diverse fields and disciplines. The T&O CTU is looking for energized individuals by working in a highly collaborative setting where diversity of thought and expertise is valued. The Technology team performs the controls testing (Design and Operating Effectiveness) over the Information Technology domains and their processes across the Bank, such as Governance, Security, Service Delivery, Service Support, Application & Infrastructure Development.
Job Description
Testing of internal controls related to BMO’s Technology PRC framework. This includes internal controls test preparation, execution and documentation with a focus on the areas of Project/ Program Management, SDLC (Agile and Waterfall approaches) and Computer Operations.
  • Understanding of IT operating processes in the areas of System Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Strong understanding of technology and risk management organization, landscape and disciplines.
  • Demonstrated industry and regulatory knowledge gained through experience and relationships.
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives in order to meet deadlines while ensuring high quality of work produced.
  • Excellent team player with demonstrated relationship management skills and a strong ability to make things happen through the use of positive influence.
  • Advanced facilitation, influence management, consensus building, presentation skills and the ability to present to senior management and executive audiences.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and set expectations to ensure that all stakeholders are considered.
  • Execution and reporting of internal controls testing in the areas of IT infrastructure, Project/ Program Management processes.
  • Prepares documentation and reports related to the IT controls testing for the quality review team to conduct testing prior to release to relevant stakeholders.
  • Possesses a deep understanding and problem solving ability of IT risks and controls of various scale, degree and dimension of complexity
  • Support the analysis of issues and risks related to Project/ Program Management, root causes, triggers and help understand the impact.
  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
  • Collaborates and engages with the appropriate areas across the bank.
  • Promotes adherence to standards and industry best practices.
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.
  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
  • 5 plus years of work experience in IT Controls Testing in the areas of Project/ Program Management, SDLC (Agile and Waterfall approaches) and Computer Operations.
  • Under-graduate, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, etc designations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of support and operations practice, concepts, and technology obtained through formal training and/or work experience.
  • Technical and/or business functional knowledge of systems, tools, timing, and dependencies.
  • 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.

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