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Credit Risk Analytics Consultant 3

Job Description

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through our many locations, ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking. To learn more, Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

The Corporate Credit & Market Risk group is responsible for independently overseeing the management of credit risk exposures (including monitoring and reporting on aggregate credit exposures across groups, legal entities, geographies, and jurisdictions) and the quality of credit risk management practices across the company. This oversight extends to all phases of a loan’s life cycle, including origination, underwriting, risk analysis, approval, documentation, boarding, monitoring, loss recognition, modification, and collection activities. Corporate Credit & Market Risk is responsible for delegating and/or removing credit and investment approval authorities to the lines of business.

More specifically, Corporate Credit & Market Risk develops, maintains and ensures adherence to enterprise-wide credit risk frameworks, policies, and procedures that are aligned with Board-approved risk appetite.

The Credit Capital, Allowance and Stress Testing (CCAST) team is a unit within Corporate Credit & Market Risk and is responsible for the following:

  • Oversight, modeling and estimation of risk weighted assets (RWA) in compliance with Basel regulations
  • Consolidation, coordination, documentation and oversight of the allowance for credit losses (ACL) and related external disclosures
  • Coordination, oversight, documentation, and submission for the credit section of the company-wide stress testing exercises in compliance with Dodd-Frank/Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) requirements
  • Analyzing data and its flow through end-to-end processes and the associated controls across Risk, Finance and Operations teams to ensure compliance with COSO Internal Control Framework and Basel Risk Reporting requirements (BCBS 239)

The CCAST team engages with team members throughout the bank to support the $960B+ loan portfolio. This includes working with Senior Credit Officers, Controllers, and Treasury.  The team is also responsible for maintaining strong relationships with regulators, external auditors and other examiners.

The Allowance team is seeking a strong individual to join us in a Credit Risk Analytics role. The team is responsible for the Company’s quarterly Allowance as well as the Allowance forecasts for the Company’s bi-annual stress tests. The position requires a unique individual who possesses the following:

  • An understanding of commercial and/or consumer lending transactions and credit risk attributes
  • Business acumen, enabling positive interactions with various business, risk and finance groups across the Company
  • Data query and analytical skills in order to analyze key credit risk attributes, data sources, risk migration and presentation within Risk and Regulatory Reporting
  • Ability to develop and maintain project planning materials including executive summaries, key roles and responsibilities of project team members, timelines and key milestones
  • Problem solving skills in order to respond to and overcome challenges presented within the context of a complex credit risk data environment
  • Ability to partner closely with other team members across the organization, maintaining a commitment to excellence in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to develop effective solutions with the best information available within a rapidly evolving program
  • Strong documentation and understanding of systems, data, process and controls

This is a highly visible position that will partner closely with senior business and corporate function managers to achieve the following:

  • Support the implementation of new accounting standards for the Allowance for Credit Losses in partnership with project team members in the Risk, Finance and Controllership areas
  • Develop and maintain work stream project management tracking templates for the implementation program
  • Prepare periodic progress updates and summaries for senior management, internal and external auditors and regulators
  • Coordination of presentation materials for senior steering council meetings, preparing minutes to the meetings and tracking completion of follow-ups, as necessary.
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the various regulatory standards and audit guidelines with respect to data quality and reporting processes
  • Attend banking industry and risk management association meetings to understand and incorporate knowledge into write-ups of those alternative approaches for senior management
  • Assist senior managers as necessary with process improvements to support compliance with the related guidelines and standards
  • Engage with Risk and Finance partners within the Governance & Oversight (G&O) and COSO  programs to understand and communicate key deliverables, expectations, milestones and due dates
  • Synthesize analysis of data quality and process controls in the context of SEC and regulatory requirements
  • Partner with technology groups to improve automation capabilities by leveraging available reporting tools

Location: Charlotte, NC is preferred, but will also consider candidates located in Des Moines, IA and San Francisco, CA.

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of risk reporting experience, risk analytics experience, or a combination of both

Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or economics
  • Credit and risk analysis experience
  • Experience in gathering, analyzing and interpreting large datasets
  • Ability to interact with integrity and a high level of professionalism with all levels of team members and management
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Ability to research and report on a variety of issues using problem solving skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access) skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial credit: risk
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

Other Desired Qualifications
  • 7 years of audit, finance and/or risk-related analytics experience within the financial services industry
  • MBA, CFA, CIA and/or CPA certification
  • Process mapping and data lineage documentation and related software (Visio, MS Project)
  • Big 4 experience
  • Knowledge of commercial and/or consumer lending portfolios
  • Project Management experience


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.