1+ months
2017-12-012018-02-17

EMEA Head of Testing & Validation

London, England W1A 2LQ
  • Job Code
    21392BR-1
Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of international solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services. Wells Fargo operates from 42 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including branches in Beijing, Cayman Islands, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Hong Kong, London, Seoul.

International Testing & Validation

The International Testing & Validation (T&V) function provides regulatory compliance and operational risk oversight through the execution of standardized testing across those disciplines. This newly consolidated function will be designed to provide independent assurance that risk programs and controls are operating effectively across the following key risk types: Financial Crimes, Regulatory Compliance, and Operational Risk.
The position reports to the Head of International Testing & Validation.
As the EMEA Head of Testing & Validation (T&V), you will be responsible for managing and executing a regional testing & validation plan covering regulatory compliance risk, financial crimes, operational risk, and issue validation. This position is responsible for leading a team of risk professionals responsible for providing independent assurance on the effectiveness of controls in accordance with Enterprise and Line of Business standards. Additionally, this leader will be required to develop and maintain strong relationships across International Risk, Corporate Risk, Wells Fargo Audit Services, Regulators, and Regional/Line of Business stakeholders.
Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Team leadership in the execution of testing and validation activities in accordance with Enterprise and LOB standards to ensure comprehensive coverage and consistency of execution
  • Maintaining an understanding of the RCRM, Operational Risk Framework, and T&V Standards and the interconnectivity of its key components
  • Ownership and ongoing maintenance of the EMEA T&V schedule
  • Execution of testing related special projects/initiatives, including the implementation of new testing requirements and remediation of any related audit/exam issues
  • Partnering with stakeholders across the organization to ensure consistency and completeness of the regional testing function
  • Identify potential concerns and control issues, determine the root cause of issues and ensure stakeholders develop and implement appropriate corrective actions
  • Maintaining an understanding of business operations and local and US regulatory guidance/expectations
  • Ownership of staffing plans and talent recruitment/hiring to maintain required staffing levels for the execution on the annual testing plan
  • Managing and developing a team of more than 20T&V team members
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