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Wells Fargo Enterprise Testing Senior Associate - Independent Testing & Validation in Chandler, Arizona

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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.

As the company's second line of defense, Corporate Risk — or Independent Risk Management — 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. We manage risk according to the Risk Management Framework ( and ensure all employees understand their individual accountability for managing risk.

Wells Fargo is seeking an experienced Enterprise Testing Senior Associate responsible for executing issue validation and targeted/emerging risk testing programs for Consumer & Small Business Banking Independent Testing & Validation. This position will primarily perform issue validation and/or targeted/emerging testing assignments of processes owned by Consumer and Small Business Banking as well as other select business units as needed.

The successful candidate will interact regularly with Compliance and Operational Risk teams, line of business partners as well as others in the Second Line of Defense and Wells Fargo Audit Services. The issue validation and targeted/emerging risk programs will ensure consistency with Enterprise Testing and Validation's commitment to our customers, the Wells Fargo Vision & Values and risk appetite.

The successful candidate may be involved in development and design of methodologies and standards for issue validation and/or targeted/emerging testing in alignment with the Risk Management Framework and ensuring effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of issue validation and/or targeted/emerging risk testing according to standards and other applicable policies.

  • Leads and executes moderate to high risk or complex validations/engagements and communicates emerging risks to management.

  • Escalates any potential new or unsuccessful validations of issues discovered during the completion of the validation. Performs effective and timely testing and provides related independent credible challenge internally.

  • Completes all documentation and appropriately retains all work papers (testing schedule, templates, work-papers, deferrals, deviations, etc.).

  • Solicits and aggregates emerging risks from teams as testing is performed.

  • Leads implementation of initiatives with moderate to high risk.

  • Internal collaboration with business for oversight of risk management.

  • May interface with Audit and Legal on risk related topics.

  • May lead project/virtual teams and may mentor but does not manage other team members.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ 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 5+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 3+ years must include direct experience in risk management

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization

  • Ability to work and influence successfully within a matrix environment and build effective business partnerships with all levels of team members

  • Ability to articulate issues, risks, and proposed solutions to various levels of staff and management

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision in a structured environment

  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment

Other Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher

  • Critical Thinking and Analytical skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and tools that support audit processes

  • Outstanding problem solving skills

  • Prior hands-on control testing experience in Operational Risk, Compliance or Audit departments

  • Prior experience obtaining population datasets and creating randomized samples

  • Full cycle/end to end Audit or testing experience that includes scoping/planning, script or plan creation,

  • execution, reporting, and consulting

  • Experience leading full scope of audits or test reviews

  • Experience in evaluating the effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, initiatives, products, and internal controls, and identifying issues resulting from internal and/or external compliance examinations

  • Experience compiling and creating reports with findings and recommendations for compliance risk management and applicable businesses

  • Exposure to using a compliance system of record

  • Experience providing credible challenge to business partners when necessary

  • Audit or compliance related certification such as the CRCM, CPA, CIA, etc.

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC

NC-Charlotte: 128 South Tryon Street - Charlotte, NC

NC-Charlotte: 401 S Tryon St - Charlotte, NC

NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC

SC-Fort Mill: 3480 State View Blvd - Fort Mill, SC

TX-DAL-Downtown Dallas: 1445 Ross Ave - Dallas, TX

TX-Irving: 250 E John Carpenter Freeway - Irving, TX

TX-Plano: 4975 Preston Park Blvd - Plano, TX

IA-Des Moines: 206 8th St - DES MOINES, IA

IA-West Des Moines: 7001 Westown Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA

MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN

MN-Minneapolis: 2701 Wells Fargo Way - Minneapolis, MN

MN-Saint Louis Park: 435 Ford Rd - Saint Louis Park, MN

NY-New York: 150 E 42nd St - New York, NY

NJ-Summit: 190 River Rd - Summit, NJ

AZ-PHX-Central Phoenix: 100 W Washington St - Phoenix, AZ

AZ-PHX-Northwest Phoenix: 2222 W Rose Garden Ln - Phoenix, AZ

AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ

MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO


All 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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Company: Wells Fargo

Req Number: 5571465-5

Updated: 2021-04-11 00:53:45.659 UTC

Location: Chandler,AZ