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Commercial Associate

Montreal, Canada

Job Description:

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. Following the acquisition of Merrill Lynch on January 1, 2009, Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world.  In Canada, Bank of America has a strong market position on which to continue to build, as well as a clear commitment to the market. 

This is a great opportunity to join our Global Commercial Banking Team! The Global Commercial Bank serves public and private companies with annual revenues of $150 million to $2 billion. Bank of America is seeking a Commercial Associate to join our Montreal based team. The Commercial Associate participates as an integral member of the core Client Team, working with commercial clients.


The duties of this role will include, but are not limited to the below:

  • Develops, participates and/or presents client/client team presentations (economic updates, markets forecasts, industry updates, industry valuations), pitch books and relationship reviews
  • Participates in the credit approval process in order to gain exposure to Credit products and the decision/approval process
  • Participates in treasury solutions packaging in order to gain exposure to Treasury products/services and their related approval/support processes
  • Coordinates with product partners, deal team members and clients throughout the course of a transaction
  • Delivers financial, industry, and economic analyses and other activities to facilitate decision making with comprehensive and in-depth company and industry research
  • Responsible for new business analytics to support the client teams, focusing on enhancing existing relationships, and identifying opportunities for up-tiering
  • Monitors Plus One activities across multiple portfolios in order to identify opportunities for expanding client relationships
  • Work efforts must be thorough and focused, exhibiting strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision on assigned tasks, and is able to connect analytical work to the client needs and strategic objectives
  • Qualifies early in role and develops later in role


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area
  • Bilingual in English and French (verbal and written required)
  • Minimum 3+ years of previous business experience, commercial credit skills preferred
  • Demonstrates initiative and self-motivation
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills
  • Possesses strong analytical and modeling skills
  • Possesses an understanding of corporate financial statements
  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking
  • Demonstrates the ability to independently make decisions

What Bank of America Merrill Lynch Offers

Bank of America Merrill Lynch embodies a culture that extends from how we think, to how we behave, and to how we measure performance. By achieving excellence - in everything we do, every time we do it - we deliver the full value of Merrill Lynch for our clients, our shareholders and our employees.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch places a high value on talent and on maintaining a culture defined by meritocracy. For these reasons, it is deeply committed to professional development, opportunity and accountability at all levels of the organization.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment process. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. Please be aware that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for this position.

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1250 RENE-LEVESQUE BLVD W, Montreal, H3B 4W8