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Job Description

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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 IT control environments impacted by financial, risk, and regulatory reporting
  • Assessing compliance with Well Fargo & Company’s COSO based policies for IT controls impacted by internal controls over financial reporting (SEC and Regulatory Reporting) and strategic planning for on-going IT 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 IT 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 a member of the IT COSO leadership team responsible for supporting the following team directives:

  • Leading the Data Analytic Services team supporting all of ECO:
    • Partnering with ECO teams to ensure data analytic needs are met such as continuous auditing activities, robotics, special projects, substantive testing support, etc.
    • Importing and extracting source data, analyzing complex data and providing the analytic results in a user-friendly format
    • Developing and maintaining program scripts used for data analysis, controls automation and controls testing
    • Providing recommendations on types of analytics and procedures used to meet control testing objectives
    • Communication data analysis conclusions to management
    • Ensure accuracy and completeness of analytic results
    • Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders related to assigned areas
    • Assisting with projects impacting the broader team
Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of management experience
  • 6+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting, auditing or leading a business

Desired Qualifications

  • A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Designation
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory agencies: Federal Reserve and OCC
  • Intermediate 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
  • Minimum three years Big Four/super regional public accounting firm experience in IT audit and/or IT SoX advisory/consulting service
  • Minimum of five years of experience leading teams that perform IT audit and/or IT COSO testing or analytics at peer-size companies
  • Prefer one or more of the following certifications: CISA, CAP (Certified Analytics Professional), ACDA (ACL Certified Analyst), SCBDP (SAS Certified Big Data Professional)
  • Strategic understanding of the applicability of industry tools such as ACL, SAS and Tableau
  • Three years Data Analytics experience
  • Ability to gather data requirements
  • Experience with scripting data analytics and hands-on experience using audit analytic software (ACL, SAS, Tableau, etc.)
  • Ability to work with a variety of source data formats
  • Working knowledge of various database designs, strategies
  • Knowledge of ETL processes, master file management
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement new analytic approaches and methodologies
  • Strong critical thinking skills with ability to credibly challenge status quo; significant experience with continuous improvement of COSO testing processes and results
  • Strong executive relationship management skills; ability to negotiate difficult positions without harming relationships
  • Experience integrating off-shore and/or third party resources into IT audit/IT COSO testing organization
Street Address

IA-West Des Moines: 7001 Westown Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA
AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
AZ-PHX-Northwest Phoenix: 2222 W Rose Garden Ln - Phoenix, AZ
MN-Minneapolis: 550 South 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
NC-Charlotte: 11625 N Community House Road - Charlotte, NC


    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.