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Audit Manager - Executive Director (COO)

  • Governance & Controls
  • Full time
  • R-382922

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 20 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

About Wells Fargo India
Wells Fargo India enables global talent capabilities for Wells Fargo Bank NA., by supporting business lines and staff functions across Technology, Operations, Risk, Audit, Process Excellence, Automation and Product, Analytics and Modeling. We are operating in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai locations.

Department Overview:

Internal Audit conducts audits and reports the results of our work to the Audit & Examinations Committee of the Board of Directors. We provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services delivered through a highly competent and diverse team. As a business partner, Audit helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

About Chief Operating Office (COO) Audit:

The Chief Operating Office (COO) Audit team is responsible for delivering a more consistent approach to business operations across Wells Fargo, strengthening the company's risk and control infrastructure, and delivering effective and efficient enterprise services to employees and customers.  
COO Audit is responsible for coverage of the Chief Operating Office.  Audit coverage is split across sub-teams aligned to the COO organization, which among other things is responsible for Corporate Properties Group, Corporate Security, Data Management & Insights, Enterprise Business Resiliency, Enterprise Change Management, Third Party Program, Supply Chain Management

About the Role:

The Audit Manager – Executive Director is individual contributor role that supervises, executes and oversees multiple concurrent projects or audit engagements as directed by senior management and also participates in audits generally as subject matter expert in a consulting capacity.  Audit Managers’ demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge that includes technology, operational, financial, and regulatory understanding across multiple businesses and may develop knowledge in a critical subject matter area.


  • Manages defined audits within one or more segments of the Audit Plan at desired quality levels
  • Accountable for supervision, oversight and timely completion of assigned audits
  • Provides timely feedback, coaching and monitoring of audit work by staff assigned to audits
  • Develops and maintains strong business relationships within Audit team, Control partners and with other teams across WFC and other stakeholders
  • Assists in planning and organizing work in an annual cycle, risk assessments, not just project cycle
  • Ensures audit engagements are risk-based, and executed according to Audit policies, methodology and guidance
  • Assist Audit Management in hiring, coaching and providing feedback to engagement team members’

Required Qualifications and Capabilities:

  • Overall, 12+ years of relevant experience in Internal Audit preferably in banking sector, capability centers or Big 4s.
  • Excellent understanding of the Front to Back banking processes, various touch points their inherent risks and controls
  • Ability to effectively utilize the process and business knowledge to credibility challenge the business line’s controls, and make recommendations to improve the same
  • Experience of independently lead audit projects with accountability mindset
  • Fluency in analytical procedures, exposure to analytical tools and techniques to identify thematic issues
  • Ability and zeal to build domain knowledge and overall business acumen
  • Sound understanding of audit methodologies, IIA standards, and tools that support audit processes, and / or orientation to risk and controls
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; Strong organizational, multitasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to positively impact a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, demanding environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Agile mindset, problem solving attitude and good analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Experience leading and providing feedback to engagement staff on audit projects or engagements

As a senior leader in team, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, and the business. Specifically, you will:

  • Inspire team with integrity and create an positive work environment where each team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them
  • Assist Audit Management for sourcing and hiring, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and providing risk insights.

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Post-Graduation degree and/or certifications like CA, CIA, CFA, CPA, ACCA, and CISA will be a plus
  • Lead audits independently
  • Issue validation, regulatory validation, and remediation experience
  • Combination of compliance and audit experience
  • Experience with reporting, audit methodologies, skills gap assessments, project management, training, early talent, recruiting, audit tools and technology support

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time, if required

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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