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Principal Auditor - CRCM (Independent Testing & Validation) RWF
Company: Wells Fargo
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/29/2021
Expire Date: 11/02/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Consulting Services, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Military, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Principal Auditor - CRCM (Independent Testing & Validation) RWF
Job Description

Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message.  In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as “Personal Cell” or “Cellular” in the contact information of your application. 

At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Internal Audit is a provider of independent, objective assurance 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.

The Independent Testing and Validation (IT&V) audit team within Corporate Risk and Capital Management (CRCM) has an opening for a Principal Auditor.  The Principal Auditor will lead audit coverage for areas that include Strategic Risk, Reputation Risk, and Enterprise Risk Programs, (including IT&V).  This role will play an active role in leading audit coverage for the firm’s risk management transformation as well as coordinating audit coverage throughout the department.  Candidates are expected to be able to work in a fast paced environment and have a commitment to high quality, timely results. 

The Principal Auditor participates in complex and concurrent projects or audit engagements as directed by senior management and may also participate in audits generally as subject matter expert in a consulting capacity.  Principle Auditors demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge that includes technology, operational, financial, and regulatory understanding across multiple businesses and may develop knowledge in a critical subject matter area.

Specific Duties:

• Performs auditor-in-charge and supervisory role for the most complex assigned audits within one or more segments of the Audit Plan.
• Leads timely planning and execution of an assigned audit project.
• Manages projects ranging in size and complexity based upon level of experience.
• Provides timely reviews and feedback of audit work to audit staff.
• Ensures documentation and reporting are ready for review by managers and senior managers.
• Develops and maintains strong business relationships within Audit and with teams across the enterprise.
• Ensures audit programs and testing are risk-based, and executed according to Audit policies and guidance.

Salary range is determined by the location of the job.

The salary range displayed below is based on a Full-time 40 hour a week schedule.
Area 2: $80,500   Mid: $115,000   Max: $149,500

RWF – Please note that “RWF” is an identifier for internal recruiting purposes only and has no connection to the nature or responsibilities of the job.


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following audit or risk functions: covering risk identification, mitigation and management (includes audit, legal, operational risk, compliance risk, credit risk, market risk, technology risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for risk.) demonstrated through work or military experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience at a financial institution or accounting firm
  • A BS/BA degree or higher
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit or risk methodologies and supporting tools
  • Certification in one or more of the following: CPA, CAMS, CRCM, CIA, CISA or Commissioned Bank Examiner designation
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience in risk transformation and/or enterprise risk management 
  • Experience in Auditing second line of defense testing and validation functions
  • Experience leading and providing feedback to staff on audit projects or engagements. Similar to Auditor in Charge responsibilities.
  • Exposure or experience to multiple risk disciplines. 

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Salary Information

The salary range displayed below is based on a Full-time 40 hour a week schedule.

NC-Charlotte: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
NC-Charlotte: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
IA-West Des Moines: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
CO-Denver: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
MN-Minneapolis: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
AZ-Chandler: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
TX-San Antonio: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
MO-Saint Louis: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000
TX-Addison: Min: $80,500 Mid: $115,000

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
IA-West Des Moines: 800 S Jordan Creek Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA
CO-Denver: 1700 Lincoln St - Denver, CO
MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
TX-San Antonio: 4101 Wiseman Blvd - San Antonio, TX
MO-Saint Louis: 2801 Market St - Saint Louis, MO
TX-Addison: 5080 Spectrum Dr - Addison, TX


    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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