Senior AML Financial Crimes Consultant, Americas Financial Crimes Risk Management

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 40 countries and territories throughout our three geographical regions: Canada and the Americas; Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC).

The FCRM Consultant will be responsible for providing direct support to the CAMLO, in executing key responsibilities in the mandate of the CAMLO including the following areas: Canada Branch and Regional AML/Sanctions Inherent Risk Assessments (IRA), Shared Risk Platform (SHRP) regulatory proponent, regulatory reporting to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), CAMLO self-assessment process, regulatory change management, process mapping and procedures, training, projects, new initiatives and products, management and committee reporting, and key performance indicator (KPI) and risk metrics.
This role will include, but will not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Provide SME assistance on projects within the Wells Fargo Canada Branch and Financial Crimes Risk Management function.
  • Maintain an up-to-date and informed understanding of relevant legislation and regulations and their impact on the Wells Fargo Canada Region and legal entities.
  • Assist the CAMLO to provide direction and guidance to Wells Fargo Canada legal entities on controls and processes required to meet legal and regulatory money laundering obligations within Canada.
  • Support the CAMLO in maintaining the AML/ATF regulatory inventory of major requirements and controls in the SHRP system.
  • Support the CAMLO in coordinating with the Policy and Governance team to complete the annual AML/Sanctions IRAs for the Canada Branch and Region.
  • Support the CAMLO to ensure changes in Canadian laws and regulations are accurately tracked and updated within systems of record and assigned appropriate controls.
  • Support the CAMLO in providing second line of defense (SLOD) oversight over the Canada Branch's FINTRAC reporting processes conducted by the front line.
  • Support the CAMLO in mapping new or current processes and drafting appropriate procedures and controls designed to meet Canadian regulatory requirements and corporate policy requirements.
  • Support the CAMLO in coordinating with the Policy and Governance team in developing and delivering Canada Branch and Regional training.
  • Support the CAMLO in coordinating with the Policy and Governance team in managing Canadian sanctions requirements, including coordination of local regulatory requirements, defining processes and controls within Regional procedures, and oversight of service level agreements with internal lines of business.
  • Support the CAMLO in coordinating corrective action plans and new initiatives.
  • Support the CAMLO in executing the self-assessment process, including developing, managing, and reporting KPIs, risk metrics, and all management reporting.
  • Assist with preparation for internal and external regulatory exams/audits

Market Skills and Certifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 6+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: international financial crimes, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and FINTRAC anti-money laundering requirements, investigations of financial crimes transactions or policy violations, risk management, or compliance; or a BS/BA degree or higher in applied sciences, mathematics, statistics, economics, finance or criminal justice and 4+ years experience in the foregoing
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of BSA/AML experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced 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
  • Financial crimes auditing, with expertise in mapping processes and controls
  • 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.
  • Previous experience managing complex AML/financial crimes projects.

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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