Senior Lead Auditor - Credit Risk

Job Description

Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS) is seeking a talented, experienced professional to join the Credit Risk audit team. The Senior Lead Auditor is responsible for leading execution of the integrated audit process (primarily as in-charge/also as engagement supervisor) and may participate in audits (generally to provide subject matter knowledge/skills), in accordance with WFAS policy. The Senior Audit Leader is responsible for accurately assessing risks and controls, developing effective test plans, exhibiting appropriate judgment regarding issue notification, drafting findings and final audit reports, and leading communication with clients with limited guidance. We are looking for a team member with significant audit and/or risk management experience with the proven ability to critically assess risk management practices.

This position will be within the Credit Risk audit team responsible for coverage of credit risk management and the credit risk governance framework across the enterprise. This team member will lead a variety of audits covering all facets of the Wells Fargo's credit risk management framework including top of house credit governance, line of business credit governance, and general credit control reviews. This team member will also be asked to help maintain relationships with business partners as part of ongoing business monitoring activities. The ability to effectively coordinate and partner with other WFAS audit teams is essential for success in this role.

Duties include:

  • Exhibit appropriate judgment regarding issue notification
  • Issue draft findings to client management, and drafts final audit reports for review by the Engagement Supervisor or Senior Audit Manager.
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge/understanding (technology, operational, financial, and regulatory) across multiple businesses and/or develops knowledge in a critical subject matter area.
  • Lead multiple concurrent projects that are generally moderate to large in size and moderate to high in complexity.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the financial, operational, technical, and regulatory environment across multiple businesses and/or develops strong subject matter knowledge in critical areas of the business.
  • 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.
  • Escalate significant risks to appropriate levels of management.

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: audit, control testing, control and risk identification, or audit analysis

Desired Qualifications

  • Audit experience at a financial institution or accounting firm
  • A BS/BA degree or higher
  • Ability to obtain or currently hold one or more of the following certifications: CIA, CISA, CPA, CAMS, or CRCM
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and processes
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • 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

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Progressive audit or risk experience in at least one the following area(s) highly preferred: Credit Risk, CCAR, DFAST or Market Risk
  • An understanding of credit risk related to requirements found in SR11-7 and OCC2011-12 is also highly preferred.

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 15% 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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