Wells Fargo

Job Category:

Auditing, Corporate Functions


Minneapolis, Minnesota


United States

Postal Code:


Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time


415) 820-7800

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Senior Audit Manager

Wells Fargo - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted: 09/15/2018

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.

Audit Services conducts audits and reports the results of our work to the Audit & Examinations Committee of the Board of Directors. We provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services delivered through a highly competent and diverse team. As a business partner, Audit helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Our Financial Crimes Audit Team is seeking a strong leader who can continue providing leadership and oversight to a talented group of team members in a dynamic environment. As part of Wells Fargo Audit Services, the Financial Crimes Audit Team is a specialized group responsible for all audit coverage of BSA, AML, Sanctions and fraud risk management programs, processes and controls across the enterprise. They also work with the other lines of business teams within WFAS to coordinate audit coverage of the first and second lines of defense.

This is a senior leadership role with a high level of visibility and influence. A successful candidate will possess strong leadership, gravitas, verbal and written communication skills, ability to build and sustain relationships with internal and external partners. This role will support the Consumer Banking, Community Lending, Payments, Virtual Solutions, Innovation, Finance, Legal and Technology business lines. Strong industry, regulatory and operational knowledge and related certifications are a plus. The successful candidate will get an opportunity to interact with senior leadership and the regulators. This leader will be accountable for completing the development, planning and execution of the annual audit plan with the assistance of approximately a 10 person team, in addition to working with the other Senior Audit Managers on coordinating the annual audit coverage. In this leadership role, the successful candidate will establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with key business partners in the first and second lines of defense and regulatory agencies. They will support their team members in developing technical and professional skills. They will also develop strong partnerships with other Audit leaders to ensure quality execution, effective coordination and communication of the overall audit plan.

Key job skills:

  • Strong financial crimes (BSA/AML/Sanctions and fraud) and internal audit subject matter expertise.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the business lines to be supported by this role.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with team members, peers, business partners, and regulatory authorities.
  • Sound decision making, professional skepticism, project and team management, and ability to work in high paced environment.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive working environment characterized by constructive problem-solving, effective communication, problem solving, and performance management.

Travel: Ability to travel up to 10%

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: audit, control testing, control and risk identification, or audit analysis
  • 2+ years of leadership or management experience
Desired Qualifications

  • Audit experience at a large financial institution or auditing company.
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • Certification in one or more of the following: CPA, CAMS, CRCM, CIA, CISA or Commissioned Bank Examiner designation
  • Leadership experience for professional auditors, risk management, or project leadership professionals
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and tools that support audit processes
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
Other Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience within the financial services industry leading or auditing areas with high financial crimes risk exposure
  • Strong financial crimes (BSA/AML/Sanctions and fraud) and internal audit subject matter expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing and supervising teams of over 10 FTE.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor professionals, including mid-level managers.
Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
CO-Denver: 1700 Lincoln St - Denver, CO
MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
AZ-PHX-Central Phoenix: 100 W Washington St - Phoenix, AZ
PA-Philadelphia: 1 S Broad St - Philadelphia, PA


  • 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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