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Enterprise Risk Policy and Governance Officer

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Location: Toronto, Canada Job ID R-159629

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking an Enterprise Risk Policy and Governance Officer, internally know as a Business Execution Consultant, based in the Toronto office, within the company's second line of defense, Corporate Risk — or Independent Risk Management, which provides independent oversight of risk-taking activities.Independent Risk Management  establishes and maintains Wells Fargo's risk management program and provides oversight, including challenges to and independent assessment of, the frontline's execution of its risk management responsibilities.

This role is responsible for supporting Wells Fargo’s Regional Chief Risk Office (RCRO), Corporate & Investment Banking for the Americas in managing, maintaining and monitoring the policies, procedures and associated reference documents owned by the RCRO to ensure they remain fit for purpose and are understood by impacted stakeholders.


In this role, you will:

  • Manage the end-to-end policy administration/publication process using Wells Fargo’s standard policy governance system and tools for all RCRO Americas and International owned policies, procedures and associated reference documents (“Policy Documents”).

  • Act as the primary policy contact point and subject matter expert to support the RCRO and regional risk type leads on all matters related to policy administration, review and publication.

  • Drive consultations with a diverse group of stakeholders across business, risk and functional teams to obtain inputs, comprehensively review and prepare for approval all Policy Documents, and agree implementation actions where appropriate.

  • Develop and coordinate appropriate communications strategies to facilitate understanding and adoption of any enhanced, retired and newly introduced Policy Documents across the Americas and International Regions.

  • Monitor the RCRO policy portfolio to ensure all Policy Documents adhere to Wells Fargo’s policy management procedures including minimum review cycles, appropriate stakeholder review, and sufficient policy compliance monitoring.

  • Review existing Policy Documents and look for opportunities to enhance, streamline and clarify items to facilitate understanding, reduce duplication and create efficiencies.


Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in risk management, risk governance and oversight.

  • Experience reviewing and interpreting policies and procedures to provide guidance and clarification.

  • Familiarity with corporate risk management frameworks and procedures.

  • Experience writing process guides, policies or procedures and tracking adherence to these documents.

  • Review and interpret multiple documents and complex ideas, transforming them into simple, easy to understand language.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Enterprise risk experience with a financial services company

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience with corporate and regulatory governance activities, reporting and standards

  • Familiarity with system-based documentation procedures


Job Expectations:

  • Hybrid working model

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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