Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description

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At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

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As the company's second line of defense, Corporate Risk — or Independent Risk Management — provides independent oversight of risk-taking activities. Independent Risk Management establishes and maintains Wells Fargo's risk management program and provides oversight, including challenges to and independent assessment of, the frontline's execution of its risk management responsibilities. We manage risk according to the Risk Management Framework and ensure all employees understand their individual accountability for managing risk.

Within Enterprise Risk, the Independent Testing and Validation (IT&V) group is responsible for establishing and maintaining a consolidated Enterprise Testing program at the corporate level. Independent Testing and Validation is responsible for developing a common methodology and standards, providing governance and oversight, executing testing; and conducting horizontal reviews. Testing and validation teams are responsible for implementing the Enterprise Testing methodology and standards, and executing group- specific testing.

The Independent Testing and Validation Team is seeking a Senior Associate to support the testing and validation of the front line Information Technology program for Financial Reporting at Wells Fargo. This position will report to the Testing Senior Manager within IT&V Chief Operating Office, Technology, Strategy, Digital Platform & Innovation (CTSD&I) team.

Responsibilities of the Senior Associate role include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing meaningful assessments of IT control environments impacted by financial, risk, and regulatory reporting
  • Leading and supporting efforts to effectively identify risks through control testing.
  • Developing control design and performance testing procedures.
  • Executing the testing of controls with moderate supervision.
  • Proactively engaging business partners to kick-off testing and lead ongoing meetings with moderate supervision.
  • Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and IT control related matters including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts.
  • Documenting test results and any issues identified while also providing recommendations to management.
  • Proactively communicating issues to stakeholders and identifying issue ownership.
  • Developing clear and concise reporting to be shared with IT&V management and Front Line Units.
  • Providing Credible Challenge to the First Line Units as needed.
  • Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders in the applicable line of business and IT functions related to assigned areas.


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in risk management (includes compliance, financial crimes, operational risk, audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, IT systems security, business process management) or 5+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 3+ years must include direct experience in risk management



Desired Qualifications

  • A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Designation
  • Experience creating, executing, and documenting compliance testing
  • Experience reviewing testing strategies and methodologies; evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, initiatives, products and internal controls; and identifying issues resulting from internal and/or external compliance examinations
  • Experience testing policy and procedures/control testing
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial services industry: compliance, risk management, or audit operations
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory agencies: Federal Reserve and OCC
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills



Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience at a large financial institution or public accounting firm with experience in business process, regulatory, or IT audit and/or business process, regulatory, or IT SOX advisory/consulting service.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Technology and Information Security Frameworks and standards (COBIT, COSO, FFIEC, NIST, ISO).
  • Experience supporting SOX/SOC, Regulatory Exams (Domestic and Int’l), Audits, or other technology control related assessments.
  • Demonstrated success with influencing business units to identify, formulate and implement processes/procedures to mitigate risk.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills, especially with difficult topics when partnering with lines of business and technology. This includes the willingness and ability to question decisions, understand direction and escalate issues, where necessary.
  • Ability to present to executives

One or more of the following certifications:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

One or more of the following certifications is desired:

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
  • Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)




Disclaimer

    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.



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Charlotte, North Carolina

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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