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Senior Audit Manager - Enterprise Data Management

at Wells Fargo

Posted: 3/8/2019
Job Reference #: 11121548

Job Description

Job Description

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.

Audit Services conducts audits and reports the results of our work to the Audit & Examinations Committee of the Board of Directors. We provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services delivered through a highly competent and diverse team. As a business partner, Audit helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Our Enterprise Functions (EF) audit team is seeking a Senior Audit Manager who can provide leadership and oversight to a highly talented group of team members in a dynamic environment.  The EF audit team is responsible for audit coverage of Enterprise Finance, which includes the Data Management & Insights (DMI) organization.  DMI is responsible for Wells Fargo’s centralized data management and governance, and implementing the target state data environment.  They also partner with the technology organization to operate and transform the data infrastructure, and provide next-generation analytic capabilities and insights for business strategies. 

The person we seek will provide key leadership for our Enterprise Data Management audit team, which is responsible for audit coverage of the DMI organization and the data risk audit coverage strategy for WFAS.  This Senior Audit Manager will be responsible for developing a plan and audit approach over Wells Fargo’s Enterprise Data Strategy, data transformation initiatives, and the DMI organization.  In doing so, they will oversee audit teams (10+ professional auditors) in executing required audit work to ensure engagements are risk-based and completed with high standards of quality.  In addition to a portfolio of his/her own coverage areas, the person we seek will work with senior level WFAS leaders to ensure high quality coverage of data risk across the enterprise.

A high level of understanding of fundamental data management principles and methodologies is desired.  This includes an understanding of data management, data governance, data architecture, reference and master data, metadata, data quality, and data analytics.  Familiarity with the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision’s principles (BCBS 239) for data aggregation and reporting is also valuable.    Experience in the financial services industry and understanding of business reporting processes (regulatory, financial, and/or internal risk management) is preferred as well.  This person will be responsible for monitoring industry developments and changes in the organization, with the goal of ensuring audit coverage is sufficient to cover risk. 

The Senior Audit Manager will be responsible for building strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders including senior leadership from DMI, Enterprise Controls & Oversight, and WFAS. Additionally, this person will interact with banking regulators to describe audit coverage and results. The person we seek will have outstanding communication skills, strong executive presence, and the proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key business partners and regulators. 

The Senior Audit Manager will also be responsible for developing, coaching, and mentoring audit managers and staff. The development and maintenance of effective staff skills, competencies and behaviors necessary to perform high quality audit work are integral components of the role. The attention to staff development and promulgation of Wells Fargo’s core values, including the commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment, are important performance factors.

Key job skills:

  • Technical knowledge of data management principles
  • Audit experience at a large financial institution and/or public accounting firm
  • Management experience, including leading teams of professional auditors 
  • Proven understanding of audit methodologies, including experience with evaluating internal controls
  • Relationship building skills with team members, peers, business partners, and regulatory authorities
  • Highly effective coaching skills to develop, motivate, and retain team members

As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:

  • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.
  • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.

Required Qualifications

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

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
  • Leadership experience for professional auditors, risk management, or project leadership professionals
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and tools that support audit processes
  • Big four public accounting experience
  • 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 lead projects/initiatives with high risk and complexity
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience auditing or implementing a risk data management strategy or framework, including but not limited to, risk data aggregation, reconciliation, quality and integrity testing, reporting, governance and oversight
  • Understanding of Basel Committee for Banking Supervision’s principles (BCBS 239)
  • Knowledge/experience with IT General Controls, infrastructure and/or data architecture
  • Knowledge of enterprise risk management concepts
  • Knowledge of banking regulatory/supervisory framework
  • Knowledge of Wells Fargo businesses, systems of record, and data warehouses.
  • Highly effective coaching skills to develop, motivate, and retain team members
  • Relationship building skills with team members, peers, business partners, and regulatory authorities
  • Strategic leadership ability to create and achieve a desired future state through influence of individuals or groups
  • Drives for results with an ability to develop and motivate others to accomplish key objectives

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
CO-Denver: 1700 Lincoln St - Denver, CO
IA-West Des Moines: 1776 Westlakes Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA
MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
AZ-PHX-Central Phoenix: 100 W Washington St - Phoenix, AZ
PA-Philadelphia: 1 S Broad St - Philadelphia, PA
TX-San Antonio: 4101 Wiseman Blvd - San Antonio, TX
CA-SF-Financial District: 420 Montgomery - San Francisco, CA
MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO


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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