Senior Independent Testing Specialist | 6+ Yrs | Bangalore

Website Wells Fargo

Job Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead or participate in moderate to high risk or complex review activities in a matrixed environment and communicate emerging risks to management within Independent Testing
  • Contribute to large scale planning related to Independent Testing deliverables
  • Review and research moderately complex potential corrective actions, and follow through on reporting, escalation, and resolution
  • Ensure effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of review activities for risk programs and controls according to standards and other applicable policies
  • Resolve moderately complex issues and lead team to meet Independent Testing deliverables while leveraging solid understanding of risk management framework and the risk and control environment
  • Collaborate and consult with colleagues, internal partners, management and lines of business regarding risk management

Job Requirements:

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in risk management (includes external/internal audit, compliance, operational risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, market risk) or 6+ years of financial services industry experience
  • 4+ years direct experience in independent testing

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of financial services industry: compliance, risk management, or audit operations
  • Big four public accounting experience
  • Experience with COSO (or Sarbanes-Oxley, SOX) internal control testing
  • Strong knowledge of the COSO Framework and Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA)  programs
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in one or a combination of the following: Finance, Accounting, Analytics, or Reporting
  • A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent designation
  • Foundational understanding of Finance functions and related supervisory expectations for large financial institutions
  • Experience working within a large financial institution with exposure to risk or regulatory reporting requirements such as CCAR, Recovery and Resolution Planning (RRP), and liquidity
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Experience reviewing testing strategies and methodologies; evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, initiatives, products and internal controls; and identifying issues resulting from internal and/or external compliance examinations
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to present results of analyses and recommendations to senior leaders or executives

Job Expectations:

  • Experience supporting Regulatory Exams (Domestic and Int’l), Audits, or other regulatory reporting related assessments
  • Strong critical thinking skills with ability to credibly challenge status quo
  • Demonstrated success with influencing business units to identify, formulate and implement processes/procedures to mitigate risk
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills, especially with difficult topics when partnering with lines of business and technology. This includes the willingness and ability to question decisions, understand direction and escalate issues, where necessary.

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