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Independent Testing Specialist

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About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Independent Testing Specialist in Corporate Risk as part of the Independent Testing and Validation team. Learn more about the career areas and lines of business at wellsfargojobs.com .

The Independent Testing and Validation (IT&V) team is responsible for the development and design of methodologies and standards for review activities across the Enterprise in alignment with the Risk Management Framework, and ensuring effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of review activities for risk programs, risks, and controls according to standards and other applicable policies.

In this role, you will:

Responsibilities of the Independent Testing Specialist role specific to the Independent Testing and Validation (IT&V) team include, but are not limited to:

  • Executing the test of design and operating effectiveness for RCSA (Risk & Compliance Self-Assessment) controls within required timeframes and in accordance with established processes and procedures.
  • Effectively communicating the validation or testing process, status, and results to IT&V leadership, business, and risk partners.
  • Writing and/or reviewing reports or presentations that clearly articulate the results/conclusions of validation or testing activities.
  • Effectively communicating with IT&V Leadership and escalating concerns or issues as appropriate.
  • Identifying and implementing efficiencies and process improvements.
  • Providing credible challenge and recommendations to IT&V Leadership as needed.
  • Actively participating in learning & development opportunities to ensure the use of best in class processes and procedures.
  • Assisting in managing change to ensure an effective risk management program.
  • Fostering relationships with teams and collaborating across other all T&V teams effectively.

Required Qualifications, US:

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Meets one or more of the following:
    • 2+ year of testing, testing controls, or quality assurance experience
    • 2+ year of audit experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Experience creating, executing, and documenting compliance 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
  • Experience in Audit, Compliance, Risk and Testing
  • Critical Thinking and Analytical skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Strong relationship management skills; ability to negotiate difficult positions without harming relationships
  • Military experience with process audit, evaluation of controls, preparation of audit testing results, quality analytics or work in inspector general duties.
  • Military experience with testing of process controls and functions, compliance review, operational effectiveness and creation of validation reports, written results of quality reviews and audits.
  • Experience with utilizing risk mitigation tools in the military.

Posting Locations:

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • Irving, TX
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Tempe, AZ
  • St Louis, MO

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

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.

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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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