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VP, Lead Compliance Officer

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Legal
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a VP, Lead Compliance Officer in Corporate Risk as part of Canada Compliance. The position is based in Toronto.


In this role, you will:

  • Provide oversight and monitoring of business group risk-based compliance programs

  • Maintain compliance risk expertise and consulting for projects and initiatives with moderate to high risk, over multiple business lines

  • Establish, implement and maintain risk standards and programs to drive compliance with federal, state, agency, legal and regulatory and Corporate Policy requirements

  • Oversee the Front Line's execution and challenges appropriately on compliance related decisions

  • Develop, oversee, and provide independent credible challenge to standards with subject matter expertise

  • Provide direction to the business on developing corrective action plans and effectively managing regulatory change

  • Report findings and make recommendations to management and appropriate committees

  • Identify and recommend opportunities for process improvement and risk control development

  • Receive direction from leaders and exercise independent judgment while developing the knowledge to understand function, policies, procedures, and compliance requirements

  • Monitor the reporting, escalation, and timely remediation of issues, deficiencies or regulatory matters regarding compliance risk management

  • Oversee the Front Line's execution and challenges appropriately on compliance related decisions

  • Make decisions and resolve issues to meet business objectives

  • Interpret policies, procedures, and compliance requirements

  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals

  • Work with complex business units, rules and regulations on moderate to high-risk compliance matters

  • Interface with Audit, Legal, external agencies, and regulatory bodies on risk related topics


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Compliance experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education


Desired Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of regulatory compliance requirements and processes and demonstrated understanding of risk management policies and procedures

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with virtual and/or geographically dispersed teams

  • Knowledge of Commercial Banking lines of business

  • Experience in providing oversight for cross-border businesses

  • Experience in reviewing and challenging Risk and Control Self-Assessment data

  • Bilingual in English and French will be an asset

Posting End Date:

29 Jun 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

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