Senior Audit Leader
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.
Wells Fargo Audit Services is separated into individual audit teams, each led by an Executive Audit Director (EAD). These teams include Community Banking & Operations (CBO), Consumer Lending Group (CLG), Corporate Risk (CR), Enterprise Technology Audit Group (ETAG), Finance & Corporate Activities (FCA), Financial Crimes Audit Team (FiCAT), Strategy & Operations (SAOG), Wealth and Investment Management (WIM), and Wholesale Banking (WHLS).
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 and enhance shareholder value. While audit skills are a primary need, teams also seek potential candidates who can demonstrate subject matter knowledge of Regulatory Compliance including BSA/AML, Basel, operational risk, data analytics, credit functions, and Information Technology General Controls (ITGC). We offer traditional audit roles on our various line of business teams and non-traditional roles that support teams through audit coverage coordination, subject matter expertise, and methodology change groups.
Senior Audit Leaders (SAL) lead execution of the audit process primarily as Auditor in-Charge, sometimes as an engagement supervisor and sometimes may participate in testing or consulting on audits to provide subject matter knowledge or skills in accordance with WFAS policy.
The Senior Audit Leader:
- Identifies and assesses key risks and controls 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 and,
- Drafts final audit reports for review by the engagement supervisor or Senior Audit Manager.
- Coaches junior staff regarding required knowledge and skills.
SALs demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge that includes technology, operational, financial, and regulatory understanding across multiple businesses and may develop knowledge in a critical subject matter area.
SALs lead projects that are generally moderate to large in size and moderate to high in complexity. They may work on additional projects concurrently with their lead assignments either in a monitoring, consulting, or testing capacity.
SALs are able to:
- Evaluate and provide appropriate solutions for complex problems
- Demonstrate professional skepticism
- Present audit results in an objective and unbiased manner
- Write opinions reflecting relevant facts that lead to logical conclusions and,
- Escalate significant risks and loss exposures to appropriate levels of management
- Effectively coach and guide other team members through the audit process
- 6+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: audit, control testing, control and risk identification, or audit analysis
- 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
- Solid knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and tools that support audit processes
- Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
- Solid problem solving skills
- Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
Other Desired Qualifications
- Experience leading and providing feedback to staff on audit projects or engagements. Similar to Auditor in Charge responsibilities
- Specialization in areas such as Regulatory Compliance including BSA/AML, Basel, operational risk, data analytics, credit functions, stress testing, model risk, and Information Technology General Controls (ITGC).
- 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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