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Business Risk & Controls Officer, APAC Finance Control

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Market Job Description




Business Control

role for APAC Finance is accountable for assessing and effectively managing front line risks and controls within Enterprise Finance (including Business Finance, Controllers and Treasury functions) across the Asia Pacific region. This senior level individual contributor role, with support from the APAC Control and Finance Control teams, will actively counsel group leadership on risk issues, issue management/remediation and control effectiveness. This leader must foster a collaborative environment that ensures timely communication and strong cooperation between this front line unit and multiple leaders across Enterprise Finance.



  • Supports the development of a strong risk culture within Enterprise Finance and within the APAC region.
  • Escalates concerns and issues to senior leadership and other stakeholders, following established protocols.
  • Works with business partners to ensure risks are identified, monitored, and remediation is sustainable and completed timely.
  • Partners with other groups within Finance Control and APAC to ensure enterprise risk policies and programs are implemented effectively.
  • Provides guidance to Enterprise Finance leaders and Regional Executives in the establishment of controls in alignment with Enterprise and functional policies and standards.
  • Proactively counsels Enterprise Finance leaders and Regional Executives on new and emerging risks, issue management, and provides reporting to help them understand their risk profile.

The successful candidate will also work closely with Finance leaders, risk partners and other stakeholders across Wells Fargo in the development and execution of company risk management strategies. Critical success factors will include the ability to develop partnerships with many functional areas, and identify trends which may present opportunities or reflect gaps in risk management.

The Candidate

The successful candidate for this role is knowledgeable of the inherent risks and control environment for Enterprise Finance and is forward-looking to identify internal and external risk trends which may present opportunities or cause for concern. Must have the skills and competencies to exercise the stature and authority of the role to effectively challenge members of the leadership team to ensure that risks are identified, has sustainable risk remediation with a robust control environment. Candidate must be able to demonstrate effectiveness in driving results; and contributing to a broad risk management strategy for Enterprise Finance that is in alignment with the Wells Fargo Risk Framework. This collaborative leader must be capable of initiating action and managing change. It requires a person with strong relationship management, influencing, vision and execution skills. The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for results, and personal accountability for achievement.

Market Skills and Certifications

Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in risk management (includes compliance, financial crimes, operational risk, audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, IT systems security, business process management) or 7+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in risk management.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A strong track record and business knowledge in the financial services sector with subject-matter expertise as it pertains to Enterprise Finance functions.
  • Global risk management experience in Europe or Asia Pacific countries.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and communications skills with an ability to interact effectively with stakeholders and regulators, to include virtual, matrixed leadership experience and the ability to effectively manage and build relationships within the enterprise Risk function and the business.
  • Meaningful knowledge across the enterprise risk management framework, including: risk identification, risk appetite and strategy, risk-related decisions, processes and controls.
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently raise issues, escalate early and challenge leaders as needed.
  • Experience working horizontally across an organization and participating in enterprise-wide implementations of major policy and relevant risk programs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of strategic elements of financial, operational, technical, and regulatory environment across the company.
  • Proven leadership and project management skills to drive alignment across stakeholder groups to seek root causes, drivers and context and actively challenge Front-Line adherence to risk frameworks, policies, and documents.
  • Strong leadership skills, to include virtual leadership experience and the ability to effectively manage and build relationships with leaders and team members in geographically dispersed environments.
  • Demonstrated excellence at identifying stakeholders, understanding needs, and driving decision- making/resolution through a consensus building approach.
  • Ability to fluently articulate strategy and operations; translating organizational strategies into clear objectives and action.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and set goals. Must possess a sense of urgency about exceeding the objectives of the role.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a rapidly changing and complex environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

Team members 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.
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