About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 30 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Market Job Description

Main function of the job:

This is a key role in the Controllers team driving consistency and excellence with regard to monitoring, management and development of an accounting and regulatory risk and control framework. This role partners with similar functions in international locations to embed a strong governance culture within the Controllers team and will report into the Irish Country Controller.


  • Supporting the design, maintenance and oversight of a control framework for the group, ensuring consistent reporting across:
    • Key performance metrics
    • Key risk metrics
    • Project plans
    • Team financials and statistics including input to and monitoring of budgets
  • Implementation of a ‘best in class' regulatory and accounting future state Operating Model in partnership with other international locations. This will include the identification and documentation of best practice across the team's location and the facilitation of broader adoption
  • Assisting with staff planning, training and the recruitment activities of the team including partnering with HR in the design and running of team and culture enhancing sessions
  • Responsible for understanding and reporting the progress of the team against key deliverables, helping to resolve roadblocks or challenges and for escalation to the management team
  • Helping to create an environment in which all team members are comfortable raising risk management, regulatory and compliance issues
  • Drive the development of an Issue management and Risk Governance Control Framework across Controllers for WFBI
  • Interfacing with other infrastructure support and control groups (i.e. risk, legal, credit, operations, technology, compliance, etc.), particularly similar monitoring functions across Wells Fargo
  • Coordination of efforts across the line teams to support new products and strategic changes in business model
  • Ownership of the controller team's documentation framework for Financial and Regulatory reporting
  • Ensuring that all relevant WF policies and procedures are followed in particular those relating to accounting and regulatory functions
  • Assisting the team in the adoption of technology solutions to address the above needs as well as to improve effectiveness of the teams day to day operations
  • Lead in the coordination of requests from various internal clients, such as Controls & Oversight, Risk, Compliance, Internal Audit, External Client / Auditors and Regulators
  • Representing WFBI Controllers in local and international projects and initiatives.

Market Skills and Certifications

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Experience of working in at a major Financial Institution:
    • Must have demonstrated significant tenure and progression in that period
    • Must have worked in a Financial and / or Regulatory Controller team
    • Must have team lead experience
    • Must have played a significant role in a change program
  • Self-starter with proven track record of driving forward initiatives and being able to work autonomously
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS office applications e.g. Powerpoint, Word, Excel
  • Confident presentation style
  • Results driven individual with relentless focus on execution
  • Ability to cut through ambiguity to find solutions
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing deliverables and management requests
  • Capacity and willingness to master the detail of specific issues quickly with a view to driving timely resolution
  • Accounting qualification with PQE


  • Financial Service Audit and / or Consulting Experience
  • Project management experience

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.


At Wells Fargo, we’ve been proudly supporting military veterans and their families for more than 170 years.

We value the leadership, discipline, and skills you’ve gained through your service to our country and recognize the contributions our veteran team members bring to the table. We’re so committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard members, and Reservists that we’ve made it our goal is to employ 20,000 veterans by 2020.

As a Wells Fargo team member, you’ll find a work culture that is team-oriented, collaborative, structured, and challenging. We support veterans transitioning from military service with a variety of job options, confidential resources, educational information, and career guidance. You may choose to join our Veteran’s Team Member Network, a group of thousands who share an interest in veterans’ matters, and that promotes greater awareness and job development within the veteran community. To learn more about opportunities at our company, please visit wellsfargojobs.com/military. Let’s talk about turning your military experience into a great civilian career.

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