IT Audit Leader - Consumer Lending Technology & Change Initiatives

Job Description

When you look at your career, you want to know that you’re making a difference. You want to go home every day proud of what you’ve done. At Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS), we’re with you! WFAS is a provider of independent, objective and advisory services delivered through a highly professional and diverse team. As a business partner, Audit makes significant contributions to protecting the value of Wells Fargo’s corporate assets.

The primary function of Audit is to determine if the company’s risk management, systems of control, and governance processes are adequate and functioning as intended. Working together, we reduce risk to protect our customers, our team members, and our communities to enhance shareholder value. The Consumer Lending Audit team is seeking multiple IT Audit Leader positions to focus on the risk associated with the failure of automated business controls (ABC), inadequate technology change initiative controls, and control gaps in project management within the Consumer Lending business lines.

The Consumer Lending team provides audit coverage over home lending, consumer credit cards, retailer credit solutions, auto lending, private student lending, and personal loans products and processes. This newly created technology focused team would be responsible for assessing risk and performing technology related control testing across all the consumer lending businesses. They would work closely with the other teams within Consumer Lending and with the Enterprise Technology Audit team to coordinate and ensure strong overall technology coverage.

Specific Duties:

Audit Leaders participate in integrated audits and will have opportunities to lead (in-charge) audits in accordance with WFAS policy. This role will involve participation in audits generally as the subject matter expert and as the leader coordinating and guiding the specific IT related business controls testing. In addition, there may be technology or change control audits where this role will lead the overall body of work.

With guidance/support from the engagement supervisors the IT Audit Leader:

  • Identifies and assesses key IT and data related risks and controls within the business processes and develops effective test plans for engagements with limited guidance
  • Exhibits appropriate judgment regarding issue notification
  • Issues draft findings to internal client (business partner) management
  • Drafts final audit reports for review by the engagement supervisor and Senior Audit Manager
  • Coaches junior staff regarding required knowledge and skills

Audit Leaders exhibit understanding of related business functions that include technology, operational, financial, and regulatory understanding across multiple businesses.

The Audit Leader is responsible for leading projects that are generally small to moderate in size and complexity and often handles additional assignments simultaneously.

Audit leaders are able to:

  • Develop and apply effective project leadership skills
  • Demonstrate professional skepticism
  • Present audit results in an objective and unbiased manner
  • Write opinions reflecting relevant facts that lead to logical conclusions
  • Escalate significant risks and loss exposures to appropriate levels of management
  • Effectively coach and guide other team members through the audit process

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in one of the following: audit, technology risk management, information security, IT program management, technology governance, or availability management

Desired Qualifications

  • Audit experience at a large financial institution or auditing company.
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • Certification in one or more of the following: CPA, CAMS, CRCM, CIA, CISA or Commissioned Bank Examiner designation
  • Risk or compliance experience
  • Leadership experience for professional auditors, risk management, or project leadership professionals
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and tools that support audit processes
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and tools that support audit processes

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge and work experience in consumer lending or with consumer lending products and processes
  • ITGC audit experience
  • Audit or risk analysis experience specific to automated business controls
  • Experience leading and providing feedback to staff on audit projects or engagements. Similar to Auditor in Charge responsibilities.

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time


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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