Acct Gov & Oversight Cons 1

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You have a proven track record of success but you’re looking for more. More responsibility. More challenges. At Wells Fargo you’ll find that opportunity. You’ll join a team of people who are smart and share your values. You can enjoy a diverse career as you learn and grow your capabilities across our multiple lines of business. Our supportive environment can help you make a difference within the company and the communities we serve.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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

Wells Fargo is seeking highly motivated individual with a strong understanding of Financial and Regulatory Reporting governance and controls to join our Governance and Oversight team as a subject matter expert (SME). The Governance and Oversight team has enterprise-wide exposure to key stakeholders within the external financial reporting infrastructure and is a component of the Enterprise Controls & Oversight group that reports to the Corporate Controller.

The team supports the company’s on-going objective of maintaining an industry leading financial and regulatory reporting control environment and is responsible for the following directives:

  • Providing meaningful assessments of the current financial and regulatory reporting control environment, including internal control over the Company’s financial and regulatory reporting environment
  • Development, governance and oversight of Well Fargo & Company’s COSO based policies for internal controls over regulatory reporting. Strategic planning to maintain industry leading financial and regulatory reporting COSO polices and proactive anticipation of internal control related matters
  • Monitoring new and emerging internal control and regulatory reporting related guidance and issues and assist with facilitating group-wide training to interested and impacted stakeholders
  • Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and control related matters, including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts
  • Providing process and control support and thought leadership for EC&O sponsored projects
  • Interfacing with regulators, Corporate Finance, Treasury and other stakeholders on control related matters
  • Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment

This individual will be a governance & oversight subject matter expert with an emphasis on financial and regulatory reporting. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing processes to execute on team directives related to internal control over financial regulatory reporting
  • Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders in the financial and regulatory reporting internal control infrastructures
  • Assisting with implementing the Company’s COSO-based policies, including the Regulatory Reporting Governance & Oversight Framework
  • Assisting with implementing key initiatives related to internal control over financial and regulatory reporting
Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: accounting, consulting, or public accounting

Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or economics
  • Big four public accounting experience
  • Audit or internal controls testing experience
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory reporting: Federal Reserve, OCC, and SEC
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Designation

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Practical experience with the COSO Framework
  • Practical experience with financial reports filed with the financial and regulatory agencies (SEC, FRB, OCC, FDIC)
  • Experience evaluating control deficiencies and related remediation activities
  • Experience with large financial institutions

    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.

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