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Wells Fargo Principal Auditor Corporate Risk and Capital Management (CRCM) Compliance Risk Subject Matter Specialist Team in West Des Moines, Iowa

At Wells Fargo, we have one goal: to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Internal Audit conducts audits and reports the results of our work to the Audit & Examinations Committee of the Board of Directors. We provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services delivered through a highly competent and diverse team. As a business partner, Audit helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Internal Audit has an opening for one Principle Auditor (PA) to join our Compliance Risk Subject Matter Specialist team. They are part of a broader team responsible for coverage of Corporate Risk and Capital Management across the enterprise. Corporate Risk serves as the "second line of defense" ensuring that all Wells Fargo corporate functions and lines of business soundly manage risk, comply with applicable laws and regulations, and offer products and services that meet the needs of our customers. The Compliance Risk team supports audit coverage of compliance risk across the enterprise. This includes partnering with others to ensure compliance risk is covered appropriately on each of the line of business audit teams (Wholesale, Consumer, Wealth and Investment Management, Enterprise Functions). Additionally they are responsible for the audit coverage of Corporate Risk Compliance Risk work including functions of Control Executives.

The PA position will have be part of a team supporting the Compliance Risk Senior Audit Manager and be member of a team of compliance subject matter specialists (5 team members) that maintain expertise on regulations (consumer and wholesale/brokerage) and partner with the various lines of business audit teams as they plan and execute their audits and manage their compliance issue validation efforts. This position will be accountable for helping to drive and maintain the compliance audit methodology, ensuring a comprehensive training program is in place for all compliance coverage, maintaining all compliance standard audit programs, and facilitating meetings with the other audit teams. This team will also manage processes around assessing regulatory changes for Internal Audit impact, corporate policy reviews, and monitoring compliance coverage across Internal Audit. They will work across Internal Audit teams and with senior-level leaders within Internal Audit and our business lines building strong partnerships.

PA accountabilities include:

• Assist in the development and implementation of coverage strategy and delivery for their assigned responsibility.

• Develops and maintains strong, positive relationships with business partners, third parties, and other internal WF/ Internal Audit teams.

• Ensures audit engagements are risk-based, and executed according to Wells Fargo Internal Audit policies and guidance.

• Develops a comprehensive understanding of risk and processes that manage risk at Wells Fargo.

• Evaluates current audit approaches and practices, providing thought leadership on industry best practices and regulatory changes, and driving continued maturation and evolution of the audit function.

• Identifies thematic risk trends observed across the enterprise for purposes of influencing strategic control direction and process maturity.

• Represents Internal Audit as a highly engaged, visible, and influential leader.

The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate experience leading and coaching audit teams and have an understanding of and experience in enterprise risk management. They will be effective builders and leaders of high performing teams focused on driving business results through collaborative leadership and team member engagement; keep up with fast paced organizational change, managing and caring for team members through that change; contribute to Internal Audit strategies with a One Wells Fargo lens; and further the strong risk management culture of Wells Fargo, living the vision, values, and goals of Wells Fargo.

The collaborative team member must be capable of initiating action and possess strong execution and relationship management skills across all levels and functions. A key differentiator will be the ability to understand and operate successfully in a complex, heavily matrixed corporate environment. The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for excellence and results, and personal accountability for achievement and outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following audit or risk functions: covering risk identification, mitigation and management (includes audit, legal, operational risk, compliance risk, credit risk, market risk, technology risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for risk.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience at a financial institution or accounting firm

  • A BS/BA degree or higher

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit or risk methodologies and supporting tools

  • Certification in one or more of the following: CPA, CAMS, CRCM, CIA, CISA or Commissioned Bank Examiner designation

  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Solid problem solving skills

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

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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.

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.