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Senior Independent Testing Specialist

Company: Wells Fargo
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

About this role: Wells Fargo is seeking an Senior Independent Testing Specialist in Independent Testing and Validation as part of Corporate Risk. Learn more about the career areas and lines of business at wellsfargojobs.com . 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. Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Testing and Validation, within IT&V, is seeking a Senior Associate to lead and assist with the development and execution of testing and issue validation activities, including independently assessing the design and operating effectiveness of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) businesses in line with Corporate and business policy, and applicable regulations and laws. In this role, you will:

  • Lead or participate in moderate to high risk or complex review activities in a matrixed environment and communicate emerging risks to management within Independent Testing
  • Contribute to large scale planning related to Independent Testing deliverables
  • Review and research moderately complex potential corrective actions, and follow through on reporting, escalation, and resolution
  • Ensure effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of review activities for risk programs and controls according to standards and other applicable policies
  • Resolve moderately complex issues and lead team to meet Independent Testing deliverables while leveraging solid understanding of risk management framework and the risk and control environment
  • Collaborate and consult with colleagues, internal partners, management and lines of business regarding risk management
  • Lead role responsible for issues management and validations
  • Identify and evaluate applicable control environments to ensure design is appropriate and performance is effective to mitigate identified risks
  • Ensure corrective actions are sustainable to address root cause, mitigate identified risk, and ensure compliance with regulations/requirements Required Qualifications, US:
    • 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:
      • Experience in Issues Management and Issue Validations
      • Understanding of risk based control testing, including assessing the adequacy of design and testing the effectiveness of internal controls
      • knowledge of product and process within Corporate & Investment Banking
      • Experience drafting issues and executive summary reports
      • High initiative, proactive, and comfort with multi-tasking
      • Ability to identify and evaluate trends, isolate root cause, and provide swift/thorough resolution
      • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills
      • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
      • Strong presentation, documentation, and organizational skills
      • Demonstrated success with influencing business units to identify, formulate and implement processes/procedures to mitigate risk
      • Knowledge and understanding of complex regulatory/compliance issues and potential solutions
      • Demonstrated negotiation skills, especially with difficult topics when partnering with lines of business. This includes the willingness and ability to question decisions, understand direction and escalate issues, where necessary
      • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner
      • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
      • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
      • Strong strategic and conceptual thinking skills
      • Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationship with key partners and senior management
      • Articulate, poised and comfortable in direct interaction with senior lines of business partners, Compliance, Independent Risk Management, and Internal Audit Job Expectations: 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. 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, age, 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.

Keywords: Wells Fargo, West Des Moines , Senior Independent Testing Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , West Des Moines, Iowa

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