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Senior Independent Testing Specialist

wellsfargo Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is a diversified community-based financial services company with a vision to satisfy customer’s financial needs and help them succeed financially.

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Independent Testing Specialist in Enterprise Risk, the Independent Testing and Validation (IT&V) group as part of Corporate Risk to support the testing and validation of the front line at Wells Fargo.

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, standards, and executing group- specific testing. Learn more about the career areas and lines of business at wellsfargojobs.com .

The Customer Remediation Validation Senior Independent Testing Specialist is responsible for performing validation activities that independently evaluate the adequacy, comprehensiveness and effectiveness of corrective actions taken to address issues or remediation activities to address customer impacts. The Testing Specialist will be responsible for completing timely and high quality validation activities, as well as, for identifying issues, validation concerns, and observations, recommending corrective actions, presenting results of validation reviews, interfacing with business partners, and writing reports.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead, plan and complete testing within required timeframes and in accordance with established processes and procedures
  • Effectively communicate the testing or validation process, status, and results to business and risk partners
  • Write and/or review reports or presentations that clearly articulate the results/conclusions of testing or validation activities
  • Consult on and lead the implementation of initiatives
  • Effectively communicate with IT&V Leadership and escalate validation concerns or issues as appropriate
  • Identifying and implementing efficiencies and process improvements
  • Complete assigned activities in accordance with established processes and procedures under limited supervision
  • Provide credible challenge and recommendations to IT&V Leadership as needed.
  • Actively participate in learning & development opportunities to ensure the use of best in class processes and procedures
  • Developing clear and concise reporting to be shared with IT&V Leadership
  • Assist in managing change to ensure an effective risk management program
  • Mentor and coach Associates
  • Foster relationships with team and collaborate across other all T&V teams effectively

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of Independent Testing experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of financial services industry: compliance, risk management, or audit operations
  • 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
  • Prior public accounting firm with experience in business process, regulatory, or IT audit and/or business process, regulatory, or IT SOX advisory/consulting service
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization

One or more of the following certifications is also desired:

  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
  • 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)

Job Expectations:

  • Posting Locations:
  • 401 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
  • 5000 Riverside Rd., Irving, TX
  • 7001 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA
  • 600 S. 4th St., Minneapolis, MN
  • 1150 W. Washington St., Tempe, AZ
  • 1 N. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO

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

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.

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Wells Fargo is a diversified community-based financial services company with a vision to satisfy customer’s financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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