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Financial Controls & Oversight Senior Consultant - Governance & Oversight IT Subject Matter Expert

Company: Wells Fargo
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: October 19, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers financial needs and help them succeed financially. Were looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where youll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Enterprise Finance drives financial management for the company and maintains and enhances risk and financial controls. Key functions within Enterprise Finance include finance and accounting; Treasury; corporate development, mergers, and acquisitions; Data Management and Insights, the Customer Remediation Center of Excellence, Enterprise Shared Services, Business Process Management, and Corporate Strategy. Enterprise Finance informs shareholders, regulators, taxing authorities, team members, and leaders of the companys financial performance through earnings releases, investor meetings and conferences, and meetings with regulators and credit rating agencies, following appropriate reporting guidelines. They also maintain and enhance risk and financial controls and lead many of the companys shared services functions including corporate properties, security, and global services.

Controllers Group Division is responsible for the Companys financial statements, establishing corporate accounting policies, preparing SEC and regulatory reports and ensuring the adequacy of internal controls. The Division also manages and supports the Companys General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets systems.

Job Description:

Wells Fargo is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong understanding of information technology governance and controls, including information technology controls, to join our Governance and Oversight team as a subject matter expert (SME). The Governance and Oversight team has enterprise-wide exposure to key stakeholders within the external financial reporting infrastructure and is a component of the Enterprise Controls & Oversight group that reports to the Corporate Controller.

The team supports the companys on-going objective of maintaining an industry leading financial and regulatory reporting control environment and is responsible for the following directives:


  • Providing meaningful assessments of the current financial and regulatory reporting control environment, including internal control over the Companys financial and regulatory reporting environment and underlying information systems.
  • Development, governance and oversight of Well Fargo & Companys COSO based policies for internal controls over financial and regulatory reporting. Strategic planning to maintain industry leading financial and regulatory reporting COSO polices and proactive anticipation of internal control related matters
  • Monitoring new and emerging internal control and financial and/or regulatory reporting related guidance and issues and assist with facilitating group-wide training to interested and impacted stakeholders
  • Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and information technology control related matters, including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts
  • Providing process and control support and thought leadership for EC&O sponsored projects
  • Interfacing with regulators, external auditors, and other stakeholders on control related matters
  • Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment and building/adopting best practices.

    This individual will be governance & oversight subject matter expert with an emphasis on financial and regulatory reporting and information technology risks and controls that are subject to COSO-based policies. Specific responsibilities include:

    • Communicating and providing strategic consultation to senior leaders throughout the organization
    • Providing technical interpretation of guidelines or reporting of results of the most complex elements of the companys COSO policy and Governance & Oversight framework.
    • Leading initiatives around process design, identification of important risk points, evaluating severity of control deficiencies and monitoring of related remediation efforts.
    • Providing process and control support and thought leadership for governance and oversight related projects.
    • Leading the implementation of complex projects/initiatives with cross-enterprise impacts.


      Required Qualifications


      • 6+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit; or a BS/BA degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, or Business and 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit




        Desired Qualifications


        • A BS/BA degree or higher in one or a combination of the following: Finance, Accounting, Analytics, or Reporting
        • Ability to manage effectively in a matrixed organization
        • Big four public accounting experience
        • Financial services industry experience
        • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications
        • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
        • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory agencies: Federal Reserve and OCC
        • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
        • Experience with technology related regulatory requirements and frameworks including: FFIEC, COBIT, COSO, NIST, ITIL
        • Audit or internal controls testing experience
        • Knowledge and understanding of Information Technology audit and risk management
        • A Master of Business Administration or designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
        • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability




          Other Desired Qualifications


          • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituents at all levels of the organization
          • Experience evaluating control deficiencies and related remediation activities
          • Experience with relationship building and collaboration with stakeholders spanning multiple levels from staff level to senior and executive management
          • Experience with large financial institutions


            DisclaimerAll offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.



            Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

            Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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