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Senior Lead Audit Manager - Issue Validation

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Lead Audit Manager for the Chief Operating Office (COO) team. The COO team is responsible for ensuring audits and regulatory deliverables are completed timely and in alignment with internal audit methodology, policies, and tools. The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for excellence and results, and personal accountability for achievement and outcomes. The role will work largely in an issue management capacity validating issues.


In this role, you will:

  • Lead a team of audit staff to resolve highly complex and unique challenges requiring in depth evaluation across multiple areas or the enterprise, delivering solutions that are long term

  • Manage defined audits within one or more segments of the Audit Plan

  • Ensure audit engagements are risk based, and executed according to Wells Fargo Internal Audit policies and guidance

  • Assist in planning and organizing work in an annual cycle and project cycle

  • Supervise and oversee assigned audits

  • Provide timely feedback, coaching and monitoring of audit work and staff

  • Develop and maintain solid business relationships within Wells Fargo Internal Audit and with teams across Wells Fargo, and other stakeholders


Required Qualifications, US:

  • 7+ years of Audit or Risk experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Issue Validation and Remediation

  • Experience in one of the following areas: Customer remediation, Conduct Management, Business Resiliency, Disaster & Recovery and/or Corporate Security

  • A BS/BA degree or higher.

  • Experience working in a financial institution or accounting firm.

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit and risk methodologies and supporting tools.

  • Understanding of financial regulatory environment.

  • Certification in one or more of the following: CPA, CAMS, CIA, CISA.

  • Experience leading and providing feedback to staff on audit projects or engagements

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills


Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Hybrid work schedule. Must be able to work from one of the approved job posting locations 3 days in office & 2 days remote. 

  • This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship

Pay Range

$144,400.00 - $300,000.00 Annual

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.


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