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Financial Crimes Manager 4 - FIG Financial Crimes Transactional Risk and Intelligence Manager

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.

Corporate Risk helps all Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk. We focus on three key risk areas: credit risk, operational risk, and market risk. We help our management and Board of Directors identify and monitor risks that may affect multiple lines of business, and take appropriate action when business activities exceed the risk tolerance of the company.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations.

Wholesale Banking
Wholesale Banking provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally, with annual sales generally in excess of $5 million. It has nine major business lines, including: Business Banking, Middle Market Banking, Government and Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Financial Institutions Group, Wells Fargo Commercial Capital, Wells Fargo Securities, and Principal Investments.  It also has groups in credit risk, operational risk and compliance, finance, marketing, human relations, and the Wholesale Chief Operating Office supporting its businesses.

Wholesale Banking develops long-term relationships with customers. Our strategic priorities are:

  • Simplify operational model
  • Drive growth
  • Deploy verticals
  • Leverage relationship management
  • Invest
  • Balance risk and reward

Wholesale Banking serves businesses with annual sales generally in excess of $5 million.

Wholesale Products & Services

  • Agricultural lending
  • Asset-based lending
  • Asset management
  • Benefits consulting
  • Capital finance
  • Commercial mortgage servicing
  • Commercial real estate
  • Corporate trust
  • Correspondent banking
  • Environmental finance and clean tech lending
  • Equipment leasing and financing
  • Equity research
  • Financial institutions services (U.S. and international)
  • Foreign exchange
  • International banking and trade services
  • Investment banking and capital markets
  • Shareowner services

Wholesale Control Organization (WCO)
The Wholesale Control Organization is a newly formed organization within Wholesale Banking that is responsible for supporting Wholesale lines of business with risk strategy, implementation, and execution to meet regulatory, corporate, and group risk management requirements and expectations.   This group interfaces with Independent Risk Management teams (f/k/a second line of defense) and third lines of defense, as well as risk teams supporting each Wholesale business.  It has five risk operations groups, a control strategy and implementation unit, and ten business control teams charged with providing consistent implementation of enterprise-risk programs across Wholesale.  Through proactive coordination, WCO delivers an integrated risk strategy producing a sustainable control environment and demonstrable culture of strong risk management.

Financial Institutions Group (FIG): Financial Institutions Group is one of nine major lines within Wholesale Banking. It is a specialized coverage team responsible for national relationships with financial services providers. Relationships span across a broad range of industries, including: Insurance, Securities brokerage, Asset Management, Exchanges, Payment Processing, Financial Technology, Title and Escrow, Consumer and commercial. This open position sits within one of the business control teams focused on supporting the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) within Wholesale Banking. 

The Role
This senior position will support FIG globally and have direct management responsibility for a team of Financial Crimes Consultants, who may be located in a variety of FIG’s global locations. The position reports directly to the FIG Head of Financial Crimes Control.

The Financial Crimes Transactional Risk and Intelligence Manager is a critical role within FIG, responsible for leading a team that produces actionable intelligence reports on FIG’s customer base and related financial crimes risks.  These reports will incorporate transactional data pulled from Wells Fargo systems and knowledge of both global financial trends and emerging financial crimes typologies.

This leader will interface with Compliance, Risk, and Business Leadership for FIG and other Wholesale LOBs, and will build relationships with senior levels of Wells Fargo’s Financial Crimes Risk Management, Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS), and Wholesale LOBs through their financial crimes teams. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Act as a key point of contact for enquiries from the Wholesale Emerging Risk Due Diligence team
  • Provide thought leadership on emerging risks in financial crimes
  • Assist the FIG Head of Financial Crimes Controls in assessing the FIG Financial Crimes program and identifying areas for improvement
  • Represent the FIG Financial Crimes program in broader WF committees, meetings, and initiatives
  • Recruit, train, develop, and retain a best-in-class team
  • Actively work to continually improve the FIG risk culture and risk methodology

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.

Preferred locations are listed, however other Wells Fargo hub locations may be considered

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: fraud, Bank Secrecy Act, anti money laundering, investigations of financial crimes transactions or policy violations, risk management, or compliance
  • 5+ years of management experience

Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher
  • A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work and influence successfully within a matrix environment and build effective business partnerships with all levels of team members
  • Ability to work in a fast paced deadline driven environment
  • Multilingual speaking ability in one or more languages in addition to English

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of BSA, AML, Sanctions, and Due Diligence compliance requirements as they pertain to correspondent banking and/or Non-Bank Financial Institutions
  • Experience working with large amounts of data and distilling it into actionable intelligence
  • Compliance related certifications (CAMS, CRCM, etc.)
  • Professional experience outside the US

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time


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.