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Senior Risk Control Management Specialist

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-218721

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Risk Control Management Specialist, based in Toronto, to join the Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) International Control organization for the Americas region which is responsible for providing risk management leadership and expertise across the Americas region, including Canada and Latin America.

In this role, you will:

  • Support the transformation, development, and ongoing leadership and execution of multiple complex and evolving risk and control programs with a primary focus on Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) and compliance program activities

  • Support activities and deliverables related to Risk Controls Self Assessments (RCSA), compliance requirements and regulatory change activity, and related evolving risk programs and requirements for the Americas region

  • Organize, attend and support execution of RCSA workshops to identify and assess risks and controls, leveraging knowledge and expertise in operational risk, compliance, and financial crimes risk management

  • Collaborate with the regional business-aligned control team, business process and control owners, stakeholders and Independent Risk Management to identify and assess the unique risks impacting the region, and develop and document effective risk mitigating strategies

  • Drive alignment across stakeholder groups, run meetings and workshops

  • Prepare deliverables with different milestones and deadlines, track action items and deliverables

  • Prepare presentations, status updates, reports for the workstreams and present to management

  • Remain abreast of changes to enterprise risk programs, policies, procedures and other governing documents and processes

  • Develop strong working relationships with partners across CIB Banking’s businesses, CIB Control, and Independent Risk Management as it relates to CIB Banking’s risk programs

  • Participate in various risk program stakeholder forums, working groups, communities of practice, etc. and present regular updates to senior leadership as needed

  • Support other control management programs and activities as needed

Required Qualifications:

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

  • Risk Controls Self Assessments (RCSA) knowledge/expertise

  • Strong background in operational risk, compliance, and/or financial crimes risk management, either first or second line of defence


Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced excel (familiar with vlookup, pivot tables, advanced filtering, sorting, charting), powerpoint, sharepoint management etc. skills to support aggregation, analysis and presentation of information, preparing executive presentations; able to use PowerBI, VBA tools

  • Understanding of best-practice risk management techniques across the financial services industry, and knowledge of commercial/institutional/corporate banking businesses, their product types and customers

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and communications skills with an ability to effectively build and manage relationships with stakeholders at various levels of seniority and in a variety of functions

  • Ability to operate effectively in a virtual, matrixed leadership environment

  • Proven project management skills to drive alignment across stakeholder groups to develop and deliver repeatable end to end solutions, ability to manage several projects with different milestones and deadlines and comfortable running meetings, pushing accountable parties, tracking action items and deliverables, creating status reporting, etc.

  • Working knowledge of Corporate & Investment Banking and Commercial Banking businesses, their products and services, and relevant risks and controls of the business.

  • Previous experience and meaningful knowledge of the Company’s enterprise risk framework, including practical experience executing risk and control self-assessment activities and compliance program activities.

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy used to identify, assess and confidently raise risks and issues, escalate early, and independently engage in delivering and responding to constructive credible challenge.

  • Highly professional, adaptable, and proactive mindset with the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a fast paced and complex environment.

  • Outstanding problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to communicate effectively (verbal, written and interpersonal) with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

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.

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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