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Senior Independent Testing Specialist

Company: Wells Fargo
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

About this role: Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Independent Testing Specialist in Independent Testing & Validation (IT&V) 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) 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. The Senior Independent Testing Specialist will execute testing and issue validation activities for the Technology Testing team. They will also assist with planning & scoping activities; coordinate with business partners to execute testing and validation procedures; perform quality reviews of their work; assess, escalate, and disposition findings; and perform report preparation activities. In this role, you will:

  • Execute or lead testing engagements for high-risk areas with high quality according to IT&V standards and other applicable policies
  • Partner with business partners to understand the environment, processes, and related initiatives to develop scope/approach for testing and validation and develop appropriate and complementary testing procedures.
  • Execute or lead issue validation engagements, evaluating and challenging new processes/controls implemented as part of corrective actions, ensuring risks were sufficiently mitigated and root causes addressed.
  • Follow through on reporting, escalation of issues/challenges, and resolution of open testing/validation items.
  • Operate in a matrixed environment and communicate emerging risks to management within Independent Testing.
  • Contribute to large scale planning related to Independent Testing deliverables.
  • Collaborate and consult with colleagues, internal partners, management, and lines of business regarding risk management.
  • Act as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment. 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:
    • Experience at Big Four/super regional public accounting firms in Information Technology (IT) / Information Security (IS) audit or IT SOX advisory/consulting service
    • Experience within the financial services industry, especially in compliance, risk management, or internal audit
    • Experience with IT/IS control testing, including performing and reviewing the work of less experienced team members
    • Strong testing/audit background, including preparing workpaper documentation, leading walkthroughs, utilizing sampling guidance, socializing issues, preparing reports, etc.
    • Experience reviewing testing strategies and methodologies; evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, initiatives, products and internal controls; and identifying issues.
    • Ability to lead and execute on complex projects, balancing short-term and long-term priorities
    • Ability to perform assigned tasks independently from start to finish within the allotted time.
    • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability.
    • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Prefer one or more of the following certifications:
      • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
      • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
      • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
      • Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP)
      • Certified Risk Professional Program (CRP) Job Expectations:
        • Tempe, AZ
        • Irving, TX
        • Minneapolis, MN
        • Charlotte, NC
        • St. Louis, MO
        • Fort Mill, SC
        • West Des Moines, IA 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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