Tempe, Arizona

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About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Financial Crimes Specialist in Financial Crimes Risk Management as part of Compliance and Independent Risk Management. Learn more about the career areas and lines of business at wellsfargojobs.com.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead or participate in moderately complex initiatives and deliverables within functional area and contribute to large-scale planning related to functional area deliverables
  • Investigate, research, examine, and report complex financial crimes transactions, policy violations and suspicious situations with high levels of risk
  • Perform risk evaluation and modeling to provide input and recommendations for financial crimes strategies and models
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes and internal controls
  • Conduct data and onsite reviews, review findings, determine risk level and recommend resulting fraud prevention strategies
  • Perform investigative research, root cause assessment and consulting regarding highly complex financial crimes transactions, policy violations and suspicious situations with moderate to high risk
  • Perform detailed examination to detect transactional and relationship patterns, trends, anomalies and schemes across multiple businesses or products
  • Act as an escalation point for more complex cases
  • Resolve moderately complex issues and lead a team to meet deliverables
  • Partner closely with leadership to develop strategies to minimize financial crime portfolio risk through innovative methods with the ultimate goal of maximizing profits
  • Provide leadership within the team
  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues and mid-level managers to resolve issues and achieve goals
  • Lead projects, teams or serve as a mentor for less experienced staff
  • Develop and deliver a wide range of training for individuals involved in issue detection
  • Interact internally and externally to conduct investigations or to address risk management

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 4+ years of Financial Crimes, Operational Risk, Fraud, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery, Corruption experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of banking industry experience
  • 4+ years of experience with BSA/AML/OFAC laws and regulations. Experience with sanctions screening processes, regulations workflows and  programs 
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions programs
  • WF AML/Sanctions Credential,  ACAMS, CFE or CRCM designation
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven critical thinking and analytical skills as well as strong  decision-making, and problem-solving skills and strong leadership skills
  • Advanced level with Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Experience in moderate to complex project initiatives as the primary subject matter expert

Job Expectations:

  • Shift available: 11:00am -8:00pm ET.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed, including weekends and holidays.  
  • User acceptance testing on weekends as needed
  • Willingness to work on-site at stated location on the job opening



Preferred location(s) listed above. Other locations within the Wells Fargo footprint may be considered for current Wells Fargo employees.

A posting is required to be open for a minimum of five (5) calendar days, or until 40 candidates have applied. If recruiters will be closing the posting earlier than five days due to candidate volume, then the following statement must be included: Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees 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.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

Tempe, Arizona

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 committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard, Reservists, and Military Spouses.

As a Wells Fargo employee, 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 Connection Employee Resource Group, 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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