BMO Financial Group Senior Analyst, Acquisitions and Divestitures, (15 month contract ) in Ontario, Canada


Senior Analyst, Acquisitions and Divestitures - 15 month contract

The Sr. Analyst A&D is accountable for supporting the effective execution of all HR analysis, employee data and contract administration activities related to the life cycle of Acquisition and Divestiture projects for BMO FG. This includes the coordination and review of all aspects of due diligence activities, including high level overview of comparability of employment plans between vendor and purchaser to identify any gaps and issues that may require escalation. The Sr. Analyst is responsible for the coordination of all AonHewitt HR activities associated with A&D projects; this includes but is not limited to coordinating change requests, preparing employee data files, onboarding sessions, ensuring payroll and benefits set up, etc. The Sr. Analyst coordinates data analytics, technical processes, reporting, and other activities and functions of the A&D team and partners to ensure that goals and objectives specific to each A&D project are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations and other specifications. The Sr. Analysis acts as the point of escalation on data, technical, and administrative matters and supports the team in whatever capacity is necessary. Role is accountable for the information management for A&D projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supports Managing Director and other A&D Project Leads in the effective management and analysis of projects, principally in the areas of the review, analysis and management of employee data and vendor/purchaser employment plans.

  • Manages assigned aspects of the A&D lifecycle and works with relevant project stakeholders as directed by the Managing Director A&D.

  • Builds, sustains, and leverages relationships with individuals in relation to his/her area of responsibility when gathering, validating, and approving requirements to establish a comfort level in understanding business needs and assurance that a quality result will be delivered

  • Assists in managing/validating employment plans/offers and provides on-going reconciliation of proposed plans and other related project issues.

  • Creates, runs and analyzes reports; accommodates ad hoc requests for information, providing reports and/or analysis using appropriate media for output

  • Develops, generates and reports data to various stakeholders, including Sr. HR BP’s, COE SME’s and other A&D team members as required for thorough risk mitigation and timely decision-making

  • Gathers relevant information and provides high quality analysis to form a basis for discussion among project team members and other partners

  • Identifies inconsistencies and gaps and collaborates with stakeholders to clarify and resolve

  • Independently assembles employee data and plan files, identifies anomalies and requests sufficient explanations to enable closure or escalation

  • Provides recommendations to management to inform the development of contingency plans to counteract any perceived risks identified

  • Ensures follow up items are acted upon and resolved

  • Acts as single point of contact for all AON Hewitt data requests, including change requests, employee set up and on boarding sessions

  • Provides assistance in the creation of official documents and agreements for employees to be on-boarded to the organization

  • Assists in the planning, preparation, and maintenance of project team schedules, documents project reports and updates, maintains project issues logs and secured project database.

  • Escalates early warning signs and deviations from the plan to the Managing Director A&D/other A&D team members and COE SME’s.

  • Develops, implements and monitors processes to ensure the integrity of the project data.

  • Problem solves and/or escalates issues raised from data analysis; manages, organizes and stores all relevant data for deal project

  • Supports the Managing Director, A&D Project Leads and Project Manager in monitoring and controlling project activities including: risk, issues, status, communication, planning and execution. Proposes recommendations and adjustments and publishes periodic project status reports. Maintains project documentation repositories

  • Acts as a point of contact/resource for employees on questions relating to their onboarding activities and requirements

  • Assists in the daily management of external vendors to ensure receipt of specific resources and materials.

  • Coordinates activities of program with inter-related activities of other programs, departments or staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications.

  • Performs various project administration tasks, including coordinating meetings, taking meeting minutes, forwarding communication releases, and performing maintenance of project tracking logs (i.e., issues, change control, etc.)

  • Evaluates effectiveness to develop improved methods; analyzes results and recommends and/or takes appropriate action.

  • Reviews applications or other program documents independently or in conjunction with supervisor to determine acceptance or make decisions pertaining to program.

  • Assist in the coordination of operational integration activities including technology set up, benefits enrolment, and training



  • Possesses a university degree/college diploma and/or 6 to 8 years relevant work experience

  • Understanding of BMO’s HR programs and practices

  • Understanding of A&D concepts related to employment plans, benefits, pensions, costs, risk, issue and status tracking and monitoring

  • Prior experience data analytics, managing/coordinating HR matters in project-related environment (A&D transactions/projects preferred)


  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to think strategically as well as to act tactically

  • Strong relationship management and consulting skills; proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders.

  • Ability to navigate in a highly matrixed organization effectively; strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills: reasoning, judgement, data manipulation, analysis and reporting

  • Sound business and technical acumen, with demonstrated agility in learning and becoming comfortable with unfamiliar businesses

  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting the A&D environment

  • Exhibits growing courage and self-confidence in dealing with or escalating project issues. Displays good teamwork skills and potential to develop team leadership skill. Displays flexibility, resilience, and resourcefulness in addressing project issues with guidance and coaching

  • Good written and verbal communication skills (dealing with range of junior to senior project partners and front line employees)

  • Understanding of core project management skills

  • Knowledge and expertise in the use of project management and HRIS methodologies and tools (e.g. Peoplesoft Queries, myHR, Pivot tables, Excel, Word (Merge), Powerpoint)

At our company, we have been helping our customers and communities for over 195 years. Working with us means being part of a team of talented and passionate individuals with a shared focus on working together to deliver great customer experiences. We stand behind your success with the support you need to turn your potential into performance.

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BMO Financial Group is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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