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Enterprise Risk Officer - Liquidity & Asset Liability Management Model Validation
Company: Wells Fargo
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/14/2020
Expire Date: 10/17/2020
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Banking, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Law Enforcement, and Security, Legal, Military, Quality Control, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Enterprise Risk Officer - Liquidity & Asset Liability Management Model Validation
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 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.

Corporate Risk helps all Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk. The team focuses on several key risk types, including conduct, credit, financial crimes, information security, interest rate, liquidity, market, model, operational, regulatory compliance, reputation, strategic, and technology risk. The group provides leadership, enhances communications, assists with problem identification and solutions, and shares best practices. In addition, the group provides an enterprise-wide view of risk, assists management and our Board of Directors in identifying and monitoring risks that may affect multiple lines of business, and takes appropriate action when business activities exceed the risk tolerance of the company.

Corporate Model Risk:  Wells Fargo's Corporate Model Risk is responsible for independently overseeing the management of model risk exposures across the enterprise (including governing, monitoring, and reporting on aggregate model risk exposures, model validations, and model oversight across enterprise). This oversight extends to all phases of a model's life cycle, including identification, development, validation, implementation, finding resolution, usage, performance monitoring, documentation, and retirement.

Qualitative Model Validation:  The Qualitative Model Validation group is responsible for validating and approving all qualitative models used across Wells Fargo including Credit, Liquidity, Market, Operational, Pre-Provision Net Revenue (PPNR), Finance, Balance Sheet, and Financial Crimes to name a few. The team's responsibilities include performing model validations (independent reviews, writing validation reports, and approving model usage), annual reviews, performance monitoring, and issue management. The team works closely with model users, developers, model governance, and Corporate Functional Model Oversight (CFMO) teams to manage model risk to the firm and facilitate the model approval process.

The Role:  The Qualitative Model Validator will be responsible for the quality and completion of model validation to support business activities across several areas. This role is specifically for one of the following: Liquidity Risk Model validation, Treasury Cash Flow Forecasting, Liquidity Stress Testing, Asset Liability Management or Credit Risk and Loss Forecasting.

Specifically this individual will have responsibility to:

  • Execute the Model Validation processes for his/her area of specialty in accordance to applicable Policies, in particular:
    • Ensure credible challenge of models through validation process.
    • Evaluate all relevant components of models and assess model soundness across lifecycle as applicable
    • Identify areas of weakness and work with Model Owners, Cross Functional Model Oversight (CFMO), and other key stakeholders to ensure risk commensurate remediation,
    • Ensure delivery of well written and timely validation reports outlining conceptual soundness of model.
    • Strong knowledge of liquidity, treasury, Asset Liability Management or loss forecasting techniques and regulation
  • Establish reporting and escalation protocols of review results and follow up on identified issues/observations.
  • Continually work to improve consistency and quality of independent model validation
  • Ensure all models within scope are independently validated per expected standards and schedule.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with LOB Model Governance, Model Owners, Model Program team members, and CFMOs across Wells Fargo.
  • Understand model risk supervisory guidance, Model Risk Management Policy, and current industry best-practices
  • Lead and train junior team members

The Candidate:  This validator will have substantial experience in his/her area of specialty to facilitate credible challenge of the processes/models and to develop the skills of the junior validation team.



Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in risk management (includes compliance, financial crimes, operational risk, audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, IT systems security, business process management) or 7+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in risk management



Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of model review and validation
  • Knowledge and understanding of report creation: validation processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of treasury management industry: asset liability management (ALM), liquidity management, and stress testing
  • Experience developing and executing communication strategies by collaborating with large, matrixed teams



Other Desired Qualifications
  • Degree in statistics, math, engineering, physics, accounting, finance, economics, econometrics, computer sciences, or business/social and behavioral sciences with a quantitative emphasis preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience modeling and/or performing deep analytics across one or more of the following areas: Liquidity, Treasury, Asset Liability Management (ALM), Commercial Credit or Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL)
  • Strong knowledge of model risk supervisory guidance and model validation requirements set forth there within
  • Proficiency managing databases, spreadsheets or programming (understanding code and coding)
  • Technical or academic writing skills and experience
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Experience in producing work of highest quality within tight timelines, as well as creating, maintaining, and supporting processes subject to intense regulatory scrutiny
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in building and maintaining partnerships, collaborating across lines of business as well as with corporate partners
  • Experience with SQL, Python, SAS and/or R


Street Address

AZ-PHX-Central Phoenix: 100 W Washington St - Phoenix, AZ
IA-West Des Moines: 7001 Westown Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA
NY-New York: 150 E 42nd St - New York, NY
MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
TX-DAL-Downtown Dallas: 1445 Ross Ave - Dallas, TX
NC-Charlotte: 301 S Tryon St - Charlotte, NC
MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO



Disclaimer


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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