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External Finance Reporting Senior Consultant

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.

Enterprise Finance & Information Technology offers technology and services that exceed Wells Fargo customers’ expectations and directly enable them to succeed financially. We interact with customers more than 12 billion times a year through in-store, online, ATM, and telephone transactions. We impact customers directly, through systems availability and security, as well as indirectly, through our business partners who offer and deliver a myriad of products and services that meet customers’ financial needs. We provide a competitive advantage for the company through excellence in fundamentals, integrated partnerships, and our talented and engaged team members.


The Controller’s Division is responsible for the Company’s financial statements, establishing corporate accounting policies, preparing SEC and regulatory reports and ensuring the adequacy of internal controls. The Division also manages and supports the Company’s General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets systems

The Regulatory Reporting Automation/ Requirements team is a component of the Enterprise Financial Reporting team and sits within the Finance division of Wells Fargo.  The overall team consists of approximately 200 individuals with responsibility to ensure overall accuracy in report production across regulatory and SEC reporting representing all segments of the Company.  The Regulatory Reporting Automation/ Requirements team is a subset within Corporate Financial Reporting with the responsibility to drive quality, execute effectiveness initiatives, and perform testing and oversight of the automation solution.  This group is dedicated to the development of a fully automated regulatory report production system.   

The Enterprise Financial Reporting team is in a state of rapid and dynamic change with the intent of excelling amongst our peers in performance and structural efficiency.  The Automated Regulatory Reporting team will be instrumental in achieving this goal.  This team will provide the strategic oversight and decisions throughout regulatory report production and also throughout data provider, operational, and technology functions to develop and ensure accurate regulatory reporting.  These responsibilities culminate in the development of an instrument level regulatory reporting system capable of generating regulatory reports on an automated basis.  This team will be responsible for the strategic development and detailed control and review to ensure the system is designed and implemented to produce instrument level accuracy in regulatory report line-items across all relevant reports.  

This team will act as an advocate for senior management in the execution of important strategic initiatives related to the automated production of regulatory reports.   Primary responsibilities include ensuring that strategic initiatives are organized, communicated proactively, involve all necessary stakeholders, and executed effectively in-line with firm-wide initiatives as it pertains to automated regulatory report production. 

A candidate on this team must have a strong understanding and knowledge of financial institutions, including various departments, businesses, and products common to such organizations.  Additionally, a successful candidate will need to partner with other functions throughout the firm (operations, technology, controllers, etc.) to accomplish strategic initiatives.  Candidates for this team also must have a broad knowledge base in technical accounting and regulatory reporting for financial products.  In addition, a successful candidate will have a deep understanding of regulatory reports and underlying instructions at the line-item level across various regulatory reports.  

Individual contributor positions would be responsible for the accurate assessment and mapping of data elements to regulatory reports along with documentation of policy decisions and coordinating with support partners within the business and other corporate functions. 

Components of Role

  • Data Element Mapping: Identification of relevant data elements and determining alignment to specific regulatory report line items to generate accurate and consistent regulatory reports
  • Interpretations / Judgments:  Formal determination of line-item interpretation, documentation, and consistent application of such interpretations within current reporting and integration within automated report production
  • Review and Data Approval:  Review data mapping done supporting report production and opine as to the appropriateness to use such data in the production of automated regulatory reports. 
  • Support of Report Owner responsibilities, as necessary:  This includes but is not limited to
    • maintaining line of sight into end to end processes
    • understanding and challenging all reported numbers, as appropriate
    • understanding and coordinating implementation of report instruction changes
    • partnering with support groups (Governance & Oversight, Data Management, Analytics, Change Management, and Technical Interpretations) to improve the control environment  

Role Description

This is an individual contributor position that will be responsible for reporting transformation efforts within the Enterprise Financial Reporting Change Management team responsible for the development of a system and reporting logic to produce accurate production of significant regulatory reports such as the FRY-9C, all supporting schedules, FR Y-14M, FFIEC 031/041, among many other reports. 

Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Facilitate detailed alignment of financial product data elements to reporting logic to ensure accurate regulatory reporting
  • Review and ensure system logic and definitions are consistently applied to similar financial products and work with business partners to ensure data in systems of record are aligned
  • Drive transition of reports to the Lombard reporting system, utilizing the current data submission processes.
  • Drive preparations for connecting the future centralized data warehouse (multi-year project) to the Lombard reporting system.
  • Help with miscellaneous projects assigned by manager that require vast subject matter expertise.
  • The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player and a self-starter who is accustomed to working in complex organizations, partnering with a diverse group of stakeholders, and achieving results.  The candidate should be flexible, be able to withstand challenges and adapt accordingly.

Skillsets Needed for Success

  • Deep understanding of financial products (e.g., loans, securities, derivatives, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of line-item specific regulatory reporting guidance
  • Ability to document conclusions with well-founded supporting basis for policy decisions
  • Analytical thinking with focus on anticipation of potential issues

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics and reporting; or a BS/BA degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Business and 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics or reporting

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
  • Ability to work and influence successfully within a matrix environment and build effective business partnerships with all levels of team members
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory reporting: Federal Reserve, OCC, and SEC
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong research and documentation skills
  • Ability to lead projects/initiatives with high risk and complexity
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications
  • Knowledge and understanding of capital markets: business and processes
  • Management consulting experience at a top-tier consulting firm
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience with general ledgers and accounting policies
  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate governance, financial reporting systems, legal entities, and role of regulatory authorities


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.