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Lead Independent Testing Officer
Location: Tempe, AZ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/25/2022
Expire Date: 06/29/2022
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Finance/Economics, Human Resources, Information Technology, Military, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Lead Independent Testing Officer

At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Independent Testing Officer in Independent Testing & Validation (IT&V) as part of Corporate Risk. Learn more about the career areas and lines of business at wellsfargojobs.com.

The Independent Testing and Validation (IT&V) team is responsible for the development and design of methodologies and standards for review activities across the Enterprise in alignment with the Risk Management Framework, and ensuring effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of review activities for risk programs, risks, and controls according to standards and other applicable policies.

The IT&V team is seeking an Lead Independent e Testing Officer to support the Strategy and Program - Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) team. The successful candidate will provide quality and strategic support for T&V teams, Internal Audit engagements, as well as senior leaders while engaging project teams and mentoring less experienced employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Leads and executes moderate to high risk or complex quality review engagements in a matrixed environment, and communicates emerging risks to management.

  • Triages critical or high risk areas of concern and determines next steps.

  • Identify gaps and areas of improvement in existing processes and recommends improvements.

  • Provides transparency through status updates to regulators, Internal Audit, other internal risk and line of business stakeholders.

  • Leads leadership communication routines with direct outreach to senior leaders across IT&V.

  • Improve and support the consolidation, analysis and presentation of reporting activities including status, results, findings, and concerns.

  • Supports enhancement of the QA program and build out of an effective RCSA-based testing QA approach.

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 5+ years of Independent Testing experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficient with quality assurance and quality control.

  • Knowledge and understanding of audit, regulatory compliance, or risk management.

  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate to build successful relationships.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to identify and resolve problems.

  • Ability to summarize and recommend new strategies/solutions. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbal and written, with various levels of management, including senior leaders and executives.

  • Experience within with Shared Risk Platform (SHRP).

  • Has proficient level of knowledge regarding testing topics, risk types, line of business process walkthroughs, test results, quality assurance, researching, and issue identification.

  • Can proficiently evaluate both the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, systems and internal controls; while analyzing business and/or systems changes to determine impact.

  • Risk Management Certification (i.e.  CRCM, CISA, CIA, CISSP, etc.)

  • Experience in Audit, Compliance, Risk and Testing.

  • Critical Thinking and Analytical skills.

Job Expectations:

Posting Location:

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • Irving, TX
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Tempe, AZ
  • St Louis, MO

Preferred location(s) listed above. Other locations within the Wells Fargo footprint may be considered for current Wells Fargo employees. 

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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