Americas Financial Crimes Risk Manager, Non-Branch

Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of financing solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services. Wells Fargo operates in 42 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including branches in Beijing, Cayman Islands, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Hong Kong, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Toronto.

Reporting to the Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) for the Americas, the Canada FCRM Manager - Non-Branch, will be responsible for providing direct support to the Head of FCRM for the Americas on strategic and executive management matters, and developing and executing the strategy for AML Compliance in Canada. The responsible individual will work directly with the Canada, non-branch lines of business (Front Line), to ensure they have developed effective processes and controls to meet both corporate and/or local regulatory requirements. The responsible individual will provide oversight and/or leadership support for the following areas: Know Your Customer (KYC), Sanctions and other screening, projects, new initiatives and products, committee and management reporting, risk assessments, regulatory change management, and training.

  • Develop, implement and manage a Canada Non-Branch AML Program, which includes coordination with the Front Line, the Canada Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer (CAMLO) and the Head of FCRM.
  • Manage FCRM metrics monitoring and reporting for the Canada Non-Branch AML Program.
  • Support the Governance Standards and Training Manager, and the CAMLO in coordinating and completing the annual AML/Sanctions risk assessment and support development of Regional FCRM plans that articulate the AML/Sanctions risks, objectives and initiatives for the coming year.
  • In coordination with the Governance Standards and Training Manager, proactively anticipate and provide leadership to the Region for new products, initiatives, and changes in the AML and regulatory environment.
  • Ensure appropriate and effective coordination of enterprise-wide functions across FCRM, International, and lines of business.
  • Support the Governance Standards and Training Manager in carrying out the Regional FCRM training strategy to ensure global consistency to meet and exceed regulatory expectations. This includes corporate required training programs, Regional and supplemental role-based training, needs assessments, tracking, and incorporation of enhanced requirements into training directives.
  • Manage the reporting, communication and committee processes for Canada Non-Branch FCRM matters, inclusive of program developments, project status, emerging risks and typologies, industry topics and collaboration activities. Provide materials for management updates to regulators, Internal Audit, senior governance forums, and Regional management.

Market Skills and Certifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 9+ years ofAML experienceor a combination of the following: fraud, Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, investigations of financial crimes transactions or policy violations, risk management, or compliance
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • Previous experience managing complex AML/Financial Crimes issues across multiple international jurisdictions.
  • Previous experience conducting and managing the review of complex financial crimes policies, procedures, risk assessment and gap analysis documents, new international product proposals and other line of business AML/Compliance documentation.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Ability to develop and manage business relationships
  • Ability to track large volumes of activities across multiple projects and groups
  • Ability to prepare presentations, management reporting, and statistical analysis
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to incorporate multiple data sources and develop strategies/operational processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of business intelligence tools
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or other recognized AML/Financial Crimes certifications

Wells Fargo 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. As a Wells Fargo team member, you 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.

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, colour, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or any other status protected by applicable legislation, 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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