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Financial Controls & Oversight Lead Consultant - IT

Wells Fargo | West Des Moines IA 50398 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/20/2019

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At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Enterprise Finance drives financial management for the company and maintains and enhances risk and financial controls. Key functions within Enterprise Finance include finance and accounting; Treasury; corporate development, mergers, and acquisitions; Data Management and Insights, the Customer Remediation Center of Excellence, Enterprise Shared Services, Business Process Management, and Corporate Strategy. Enterprise Finance informs shareholders, regulators, taxing authorities, team members, and leaders of the company’s financial performance through earnings releases, investor meetings and conferences, and meetings with regulators and credit rating agencies, following appropriate reporting guidelines. They also maintain and enhance risk and financial controls and lead many of the company’s shared services functions including corporate properties, security, and global services.

Wells Fargo is seeking a highly motivated individual to join a team of COSO testing professionals and will have enterprise-wide exposure to key stakeholders within the external financial/risk/regulatory reporting infrastructure. The Enterprise COSO Testing team is a component of the Enterprise Controls & Oversight (ECO) Group in Corporate Controllers.

The IT COSO team within ECO supports the Company’s on-going objective of maintaining an industry-leading information technology control environment and is responsible for the following directives:

  • Providing meaningful assessments of application controls in scope for financial, risk, and regulatory reporting
  • Assessing compliance with Well Fargo & Company’s COSO based policies for application controls in scope for internal controls over financial reporting (SEC and Regulatory Reporting) and strategic planning for on-going application control compliance with COSO policies (proactive anticipation of internal control related matters)
  • Monitoring new and emerging internal control related guidance and issues and assist with facilitating group-wide training to interested and impacted stakeholders
  • Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and application control related matters including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts
  • Providing process and control support and thought leadership for projects
  • Interfacing with external auditors, regulators and others on control related matters
  • Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment
  • This individual will be responsible for the following team directives:
  • Performing and leading discrete sections of the IT Application Controls (ITACs) COSO test work:
  • Partnering with IT and business Process Owners/Control Owners to document significant in-scope processes according to corporate COSO policy (both process narratives and process flow diagrams). Additionally, assessing the appropriateness and completeness of key risk and key application controls identified
  • Performing walkthroughs of significant processes and ensure required COSO documentation is accurate and reflects relevant business risk and key application controls
  • Partnering with IT and business Process Owners/Control Owners in the creation of risk assessments as well as validating and challenging risk assessment conclusions
  • Validating and providing credible challenge to identified shared services, third party service providers, and significant applications
  • Performing COSO testing of key application controls, including design effectiveness assessments and operating effectiveness testing
  • Validating and challenging documentation of application control deficiencies, including issue description, root cause, unmitigated impact, and corrective actions
  • Analyzing the severity of application control deficiencies, and their impact to internal control over financial, regulatory and risk reporting
  •  Validating corrective actions
  • Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders in the applicable line of business and IT functions related to assigned process areas
  • Assisting with projects impacting the team


Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit



Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher in one or a combination of the following: Finance, Accounting, Analytics, or Reporting
  • Ability to manage effectively in a matrixed organization
  • Big four public accounting experience
  • A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Designation
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory agencies: Federal Reserve and OCC
  • Ability to present results of analyses and recommendations to senior leaders
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Ability to translate and summarize complex data into understandable, actionable information and recommendations
  • Basic Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft Visio skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Ability to present to senior level executives



Other Desired Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience in IT audit and/or IT SoX advisory/consulting service at a Big Four/super regional public accounting firm
  • CISA, CISM, CISSP, CIA certifications
  • Practical experience performing IT audit/IT COSO application control testing
  • Practical experience performing IT audit/IT COSO application control testing in the financial services industry
  • Strong critical thinking skills with ability to credibly challenge status quo; experience with continuous improvement of application control testing processes and results
  • Strong relationship management skills; ability to negotiate difficult positions without harming relationships




Disclaimer


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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Location West Des Moines, IA, 50398, United States
Categories Accounting/Bookkeeping/Finance

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