Senior Lead Auditor

Wells Fargo Bank
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jun 26, 2017
Jul 06, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

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Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of international solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services. Wells Fargo operates from 42 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including branches in Beijing, Cayman Islands, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Hong Kong, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Toronto.

Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS) is a provider of independent, objective, and advisory services delivered through a highly professional and diverse team.   The primary function of WFAS is to determine if the company's risk management, systems of control, and governance processes are adequate and functioning as intended.  As a business partner, WFAS makes significant contributions to protecting the value of Wells Fargo's corporate assets. 


  • Leads execution of the audit process primarily as auditor in-charge and may participate in audit testing to provide subject matter knowledge and skills.
  • Identifies and assesses key risks and controls and develops effective test plans for engagements with limited guidance.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the financial, operational, technical, and regulatory environment across multiple businesses, jurisdictions, and/or develops strong subject matter knowledge in critical areas of the business.
  • Utilizes knowledge that expands across multiple businesses, regions, and subject matter areas. Using this knowledge, influences understanding and coverage of international risk exposures across WFAS portfolio of audits.
  • Leads projects ranging in size and complexity based upon level of experience. Evaluates and provides appropriate solutions for problems.
  • Presents audit results in an objective and unbiased manner.
  • Writes opinions reflecting relevant facts that lead to logical conclusions.
  • Maintain a "no surprises" environment with business partners as well as with peers and WFAS management by fostering an environment of open communication. Displays a sense of urgency while focusing on issues that truly make a difference.
  • Provides formal/informal mentoring and feedback to further position audit staff for growth and advancement.
  • Can lead and adapt to a virtual team environment where other team members and business partners are not always local, and in many cases, located across the United States and Europe.  
  • Interacts with US, EMEA, and APAC WFAS personnel to fulfill regulatory requests.
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to go above and beyond expectations, driving for superior results and quality.
  • Supports the APAC Senior Audit Manager in regional initiatives, special projects and committees while contributing to the achievement of WFAS' mission. 


  • 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: audit, control testing, control and risk identification, or audit analysis
  • BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • Audit experience at a multinational financial institution or public accounting firm auditing a variety of products (securities, FX, import/export finance, correspondent banking, commercial lending, asset management, trust) and support functions (treasury, operations, compliance, etc.)
  • Knowledge of international banking regulatory/supervisory frameworks and regulatory requirements for foreign financial institutions, particularly those operating in APAC.  
  • Relevant professional certification (CIA, CISA, CPA, CFA, Securities License, etc.).
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and processes
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to support interactions with US and Non-US counterparts.
  • Strong verbal and written proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

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.

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Applications received will be kept confidential and used for employment purposes only. Applicants who are not contacted within 8 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. The Bank will retain their applications for a maximum of one year and may refer suitable applicants to other vacancies within the Bank.

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