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Senior Independent Testing Specialist

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-355004

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Sr Independent testing Specialist

In this role, you will:

  • Conduct independent risk management reviews and identify control expectations with primary focus on information technology, information security, and information management.
  • Identify operational risk issues and assign risk ratings consistent with established policies and standards.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of applicable policies, procedures, processes, systems and internal controls.
  • Perform testing coverage gap analysis on policy requirements for risk types aligned to various operational and technology processes.
  • Develop, implement, and support an effective control testing operating model to provide transparency, accountability and escalation of control effectiveness.
  • Create and document control test scripts, testing success criteria and executing controls performance testing as a next step to design effectiveness testing.
  • Consult with frontline partners and other independent risk management teams to open issues related to control failures.
  • Validate/evaluate appropriateness, completeness, effectiveness and sustainability of corrective actions taken to address situations defined as issues.
  • Review for consistency and thoroughness and suggest improvements for better resiliency.
  • Proactively monitor control effectiveness through quantifiable risk measurements.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to impacted stakeholders around control framework requirements aligned to technology/information security/information management.

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of Independent Testing experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • Good to have working knowledge of COBITCOSO framework with an emphasis on measuring control effectiveness and risk assessments.

Desired Qualifications :

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Industry recognized certification such as CIA/CA/CISA.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to present complex material in a digestible, consumable manner to all levels of management

Posting End Date: 

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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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To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo.

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