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Senior Lead Audit Manager - Financial Crimes

Wells Fargo
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role:

Ready to take your career to the next level? Join us as a Senior Lead Audit Manager based in London, and explore a future of endless opportunities. Take charge of overseeing multiple projects simultaneously, driving the audit process according to Wells Fargo Audit policy. With a primary focus on financial crimes risk areas, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions, you'll play a critical role in assessing risks and controls, designing effective test plans, and exercising keen judgment in issue notification. Additionally, you will be responsible for drafting findings, shaping final audit reports, and leading impactful communication with clients.

Wells Fargo is not just a bank; it's a hub of leadership and innovation. As a Senior Lead Audit Manager, you'll have the opportunity to lead and shape the future of auditing within a globally recognized institution. Join a team that values your expertise, fosters professional growth, and offers an environment where your contributions truly matter. If you are ready to elevate your auditing career, Wells Fargo invites you to lead the way with us.

In this role, you will:
  • Manages defined audits within one or more segments of the Audit Plan.
  • Accountable for supervision and oversight of assigned audits (often as Auditor in Charge).
  • Manage a team of audit staff to resolve highly complex and unique challenges requiring in depth evaluation across multiple areas or the enterprise, delivering solutions that are long term.
  • Identify and assess key risks and controls and develop effective test plans for engagements with limited guidance.
  • Work within deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • Exhibit appropriate judgement regarding issue notification, issues draft findings to client management, and draft final audit reports for review by the Audit Senior Manager.
  • Ensure audit engagements are risk based and executed according to Wells Fargo Audit policy and guidance.
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of risks (compliance and financial crimes focused) across multiple businesses.
  • Support the Audit Senior Manager as needed in regional governance forums and develop/maintain strong relationships with local personnel.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to influence across multiple levels of management.
  • Provide timely feedback, coaching and monitoring of audit work and staff.
  • Support regional manager by interacting with regional, US and APAC Internal Audit personnel to fulfil regional regulatory requests.
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience in Audit, Risk, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.
Desired Qualifications:
  • BA or BS degree with courses taken in audit, business, finance, accounting, or computer science a clear advantage.
  • An MBA or professional certification (either ACA/CPA, CFA, CAMS, CRCM or equivalent) is a plus, as is previous securities, compliance, or operations experience.
  • Experience in Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), sanctions regulations, and financial crimes risk.
  • Specific industry knowledge of Corporate and Investment Banking and related Risk, Compliance, Technology and Operations.
  • Demonstrates professional skepticism.
  • Sound understanding of internal audit, risk management and risk advisory skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead projects, collect and analyze data, develop, and communicate recommendations and provide effective performance feedback to team members.
  • Strong organizational, multitasking, and prioritizing skills.
  • Proven ability to work within deadlines and manage multiple tasks. Demonstrate excellent communication and ability to influence change.
  • Self-awareness, conflict resolution skills, individual accountability and a passion for learning are also critical.
Posting End Date:
22 Feb 2024
*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees 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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