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Independent Testing Manager

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-361884

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking an Independent Testing Manager.


In this role, you will:

  • Manage a team of managers or Individual contributors in cross-functional teams in accomplishing goals and priorities
  • Develop and design methodologies and standards for review activities across the Enterprise in alignment with the Risk Management Framework
  • Ensure effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of review activities for risk programs, risks, and controls according to standards and other applicable policies
  • Develop, maintain, and execute the Annual Plan
  • Assess, document, and communicate emerging risks, themes and identified issues to leadership and risk partners in a timely manner
  • Ensure issues are identified and documented
  • Identify potential corrective actions, and follows through on reporting, escalation, and resolution
  • Perform moderate to high risk quality reviews
  • Lead implementation of complex and strategic initiatives with moderate risk and complexity
  • Ensure plan includes targeted reviews based on risk and meets internal past due benchmarks
  • Lead moderate to high risk or complexity review activity engagements
  • Escalate any critical or high risk issues to appropriate leadership
  • Manage communication and collaboration with business heads, Legal, Audit, and regulators on risk related topics
  • Provide status updates to key stakeholders on programs and specific reviews where warranted
  • Manage allocation of people and financial resources for Independent Testing
  • Mentor and guide talent development of direct reports and assist in hiring talent


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in Independent Testing, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • Leadership experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficient at considering a broad range of issues in making decisions and holds oneself accountable for delivering on commitments and renegotiating when needed. 
  • Proficiently builds constructive and effective relationships. 
  • Proficiently leads and challenges others to improve the organization. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict and provide quick and well-thought through decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationship with key partners and senior management.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbal and written, with various levels of management, including senior leaders and executives.
  • Strong ability to retrieve data from various information systems.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability.
  • Ability to summarize and recommend new strategies/solutions. 
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Strong ability to research, trend, and analyze data. 
  • Experience in Audit, Compliance, Risk and Testing.
  • Critical Thinking and Analytical skills.


Job Expectations:

  • Manage a team of IC's in cross-functional teams in accomplishing goals and priorities
  • Develop and design methodologies and standards for review activities across the Enterprise in alignment with the Risk Management Framework
  • Ensure effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of review activities for risk programs, risks, and controls according to standards and other applicable policies
  • Develop, maintain, and execute the Annual Plan
  • Assess, document, and communicate emerging risks, themes and identified issues to leadership and risk partners in a timely manner
  • Ensure issues are identified and documented
  • Identify potential corrective actions, and follows through on reporting, escalation, and resolution
  • Perform moderate to high risk quality reviews
  • Lead implementation of complex and strategic initiatives with moderate risk and complexity
  • Ensure plan includes targeted reviews based on risk and meets internal past due benchmarks
  • Lead moderate to high risk or complexity review activity engagements
  • Escalate any critical or high risk issues to appropriate leadership
  • Manage communication and collaboration with business heads, Legal, Audit, and regulators on risk related topics
  • Provide status updates to key stakeholders on programs and specific reviews where warranted
  • Manage allocation of people and financial resources for Independent Testing
  • Mentor and guide talent development of direct reports and assist in hiring talent

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.

Applicants with Disabilities

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

Drug and Alcohol Policy

 

Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace.  Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.


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