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Senior Independent Testing Specialist

Company: Wells Fargo
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

About this role: Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Independent Testing Specialist in Corporate Risk as part of Enterprise Functions Testing and Validation. The Enterprise Functions IT&V Team is seeking a Senior Independent Testing Specialist role within the Regulatory Reporting Incremental Compliance Team to support testing of regulatory and risk reports through the acquisition, analysis, and testing of data relevant to reporting. 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. Responsibilities of the Senior Independent Testing Specialist role specific to the Independent Testing and Validation (IT&V) team include, but are not limited to:
    • Navigating large, complex technology environments to understand the flow of data from origination through to regulatory and risk reports.
    • Leading the acquisition of data relevant to testing through, identification of systems facilitating reporting, collaborating with business partners to obtain system access, extracting data using SAS, SQL, or similar methods, validating and formatting the data for analysis, documenting procedures performed to acquire the data.
    • Partnering with team members to share information on the data received and collaborate on design strategies to analyze the data including creation of data subsets or calculated fields.
    • Independently research issues relating to data integrity driving to root cause, including assessing impact to regulatory and risk reports, by applying a mix of data knowledge and business knowledge.
    • Developing an understanding of reporting requirements for relevant regulatory and risk reports.
    • Performing advanced data analytics of regulatory and risk reporting data and assessing quality of relevant data and information reported.
    • Supporting efforts to effectively identify risks to report production processes through testing.
    • Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and control related matters including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts.
    • Documenting test results and any issues identified while also providing recommendations to management.
    • Providing credible challenge to process owners as needed.
    • Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment. 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:
        • Strong analytical skills including analyzing complex data.
        • Big Four/super regional public accounting firm experience in business process, regulatory, or compliance audits and/or business process, regulatory, or advisory/consulting service.
        • Demonstrated success with influencing business units to identify, formulate and implement processes/procedures to mitigate risk.
        • 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.
        • Exposure to bank financial reporting requirements, such as familiarity with CCAR related processes.
        • Foundational understanding of Finance functions and related supervisory expectations for large financial institutions.
        • Experience using and/or knowledge of key risk and control considerations for key finance applications and tools.
        • Experience in Audit, Compliance, Risk and Testing.
        • Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills.
        • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner.
        • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
        • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
        • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
        • Ability to drive and lead organizational change, prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment.
        • Strong strategic and conceptual thinking skills.
        • Demonstrated ability to management conflict and provide quick and well-thought through decisions.
        • 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.
        • Relevant advanced/post-graduate degree. Job Expectations: Posting Locations:
          • Charlotte, NC
          • Fort Mill, SC
          • Minneapolis, MN
          • Saint Louis, MO
          • West Des Moines, IA
          • Tempe, AZ
          • Irving, TX 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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