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 20 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

About Wells Fargo India

Wells Fargo India enables global talent capabilities for Wells Fargo Bank NA., by supporting business lines and staff functions across Technology, Operations, Risk, Audit, Process Excellence, Automation and Product, Analytics and Modeling. We are operating in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai locations.
Department Overview:
Corporate Model Risk: As the company's second line of defense, Corporate Risk 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.
Qualitative Model Validation:
The Qualitative Model Validation group is responsible for validating and approving all qualitative models used across Wells Fargo including Credit, Liquidity, Market, Operational, Pre-Provision Net Revenue (PPNR), Finance, Balance Sheet, and Financial Crimes to name a few. The team's responsibilities include performing model validations (independent reviews, writing validation reports, and approving model usage), annual reviews, performance monitoring, and issue management. The team works closely with model users, developers, model governance, and Corporate Functional Model Oversight (CFMO) teams to manage model risk to the firm and facilitate the model approval process.

About the Role:

The Business Analytics Consultant 3 (Qualitative Model Validator) responsible for the quality, and completion of model validation to support business activities in areas of Financial Planning, Pre-Provision Net Revenue (PPNR), Fund Transfer Pricing (FTP), market valuation and risk , including Stress Testing (CCAR/ MCST/ MYFA) and Resolution and Recovery Planning as applicable.
Specifically this individual will have responsibility to:
  • Execute the Validation processes for his/her area of specialty in accordance to applicable Policies, in particular:
    • Ensure credible challenge of models through validation process.
    • Evaluate all relevant components of models and assess model soundness across lifecycle as applicable
    • Identify areas of weakness and work with Model Owners, CFMO, and other key stakeholders to ensure risk commensurate remediation,
    • Ensure timely validation delivery
  • Establish reporting and escalation protocols of review results and follow up on identified issues/observations.
  • Continually work to improve consistency and quality of independent model validation
  • Ensure all models within scope are independently validated per expected standards and schedule.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with LOB Model Governance, Model Owners, Model Program team members, and CFMOs across Wells Fargo.
  • Understand model risk supervisory guidance, Model Risk Management Policy, and current industry best-practices
  • Review work of junior validators as well as mentor them.
The Candidate:
  • This person should have strong experience in his/her domain to facilitate credible challenge of the processes/models and to develop the skills of the validation team.
  • Successful candidates will be articulate and capable of building collaborative working environments including leading process improvement projects.

Market Skills and Certifications

Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of professional work experience
  • 3+ years of experience across areas like PPNR, Financial Planning and analysis, capital markets experience, market valuation, Fund Transfer Pricing, LIBOR/ SOFR transition, interest rate risk, desk analyst experience, counterparty risk, valuation of financial instruments, forecasting of OTTI, OCI or a combination of these.
  • 2+ years work experience in performing model validations (Quantitative/ Qualitative)
  • Degree in statistics, math, engineering, physics, accounting, finance, economics, econometrics, computer sciences, or business/social and behavioral sciences with a quantitative emphasis preferred
  • Strong understanding of financial markets and products; reporting of model use and performance
  • Knowledge of CCAR/MCST assumptions and evaluate methodology to forecast risk drivers for different asset classes
  • Proficiency managing databases, spreadsheets and programming (understanding code and coding)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Financial Risk Management (FRM) Certification
  • Experience in Banking Financial Planning and analysis with particular focus on PPNR, FTP and market valuation.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Able to guide junior model validators
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience in producing work of highest quality within tight timelines, as well as creating, maintaining and supporting processes subject to intense regulatory scrutiny.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in building and maintaining partnerships, collaborating across lines of business as well as with corporate partners

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. 71385


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