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Lead IT Financial Controls Analyst

Wells Fargo is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong understanding of governance and information technology controls to join our Governance and Oversight team as an IT financial control subject matter expert (SME). The Governance and Oversight team has enterprise-wide exposure to key stakeholders within the external financial reporting infrastructure and is a component of the Enterprise Controls & Oversight group that reports to the Chief Accounting Officer. 

The team supports the company’s on-going objective of maintaining an industry leading financial and regulatory reporting control environment and is responsible for the following directives:  

  • Providing meaningful assessments of the current financial and regulatory reporting control environment, including internal control over the Company’s financial and regulatory reporting environment and underlying information systems.

  • Development, governance and oversight of Well Fargo & Company’s COSO based policies for internal controls over financial and regulatory reporting.  Strategic planning to maintain industry leading financial and regulatory reporting COSO polices and proactive anticipation of internal control related matters

  • Monitoring new and emerging internal control and financial and/or regulatory reporting related guidance and issues and assist with facilitating group-wide training to interested and impacted stakeholders

  • Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and information technology control related matters, including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts

  • Providing process and control support and thought leadership for EC&O sponsored projects

  • Interfacing with regulators, external auditors, and other stakeholders on control related matters

  • Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment and building/adopting best practices

This individual will be governance & oversight subject matter expert with an emphasis on financial and regulatory reporting and information technology risks and controls that are subject to COSO-based policies.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Communicating and providing strategic consultation to senior leaders throughout the organization

  • Providing technical interpretation of guidelines or reporting of results of the most complex elements of the company’s COSO policy and Governance & Oversight framework

  • Leading initiatives around process design, identification of important risk points, evaluating severity of control deficiencies and monitoring of related remediation efforts

  • Providing process and control support and thought leadership for governance and oversight related projects

  • Leading the implementation of complex projects/initiatives with cross-enterprise impacts

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Finance, Accounting, Analytics, Reporting or Business and Technology Audit experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage effectively in a matrixed organization

  • Big four public accounting experience and/or financial services industry experience

  • Audit or internal controls testing experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Information Technology audit and risk management

  • Experience evaluating control deficiencies and related remediation activities

  • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory agencies: Federal Reserve and OCC

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 

  • Experience with technology related regulatory requirements and frameworks including: FFIEC, COBIT, COSO, NIST, ITIL

  • A Master of Business Administration or designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Experience with relationship building and collaboration with stakeholders spanning multiple levels from staff level to senior and executive management

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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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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