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Operational Risk Consultant 4

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.

Wholesale Testing and Validation, part of Enterprise Testing, has an exciting opening for an Operational Risk Consultant 4 position responsible for executing and/or leading operational risk testing engagements as part of the Wholesale Business Process Testing Team. Business Process Testing includes high risk business processes across all lines of business within Wholesale Banking.

Key responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with line of business partners within Wholesale Banking complex lines of business to execute and/or lead required operational risk testing engagements.
  • Execute testing strategies in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Exhibit credit challenge and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of large business processes and internal controls while maintaining professional independence throughout the testing engagement.
  • Gather and document existing testing activities (Compliance, SOX, etc.) that provide adequate control coverage, in conjunction with supplemental testing activities, in order to illustrate a comprehensive view on process and control effectiveness for the business.
  • Report findings and provide recommendations to both Wholesale Banking and the line of business.
  • Provide process, risk, and control expertise and potential solutions to identified gaps and associated risks to the line of business and Wholesale Banking.

Preferred locations: Charlotte or New York; will consider qualified applicants in other WF locations

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; or 6+ years of IT systems security, business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 3+ years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • A BS/BA degree or higher
  • Experience delivering results in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to lead projects/initiatives with high risk and complexity
  • Experience working with internal and external auditors and examiners
  • Ability to work effectively in virtual environment where key team members and partners are in various time zones and locations
  • Ability to manage complex projects in a large enterprise environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced deadline driven environment
  • Experience testing policy and procedures/control testing

Other Desired Qualifications

*Our ideal candidate will clearly demonstrate the following experience, knowledge, and/or abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Wholesale business lines
  • Knowledge of the Wells Fargo Risk Framework and multiple operational risk management programs including BCP, BPRM, Fraud, Info Security, Third Party Risk Management, etc.)
  • Experience in the use of operational risk platform tools including various modules on SHRP, BIKE, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience working in the financial services industry at financial institutions with both domestic and international operations
  • Experience working independently; being a self-starter and highly motivated
  • Ability to work through issues and drive decisions that are in the best interest of the company and customers
  • Proven ability to develop strong working relationships with key business, legal, compliance, and risk team members
  • Ability to evaluate/analyze information from a variety of sources and develop risk-based solutions
  • Experience in providing credible challenge to risk management activities
  • Experience developing test scripts and executing control testing engagements


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.