Financial Controls & Oversight Consultant - Strategy and Innovation

Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Date Posted: 19-07-2018
Position can also be based in:
Charlotte NC
Pheonix, AZ
West Des Mones, IA 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join a team of COSO testing professionals and will have enterprise-wide exposure to key stakeholders within the external financial/risk/regulatory reporting infrastructure. The Enterprise COSO Testing team is a component of the Enterprise Controls & Oversight (ECO) Group in Corporate Controllers.

The IT COSO team within ECO supports the Company’s on-going objective of maintaining an industry-leading information technology control environment and is responsible for the following directives:
  • Providing meaningful assessments of IT control environments impacted by financial, risk, and regulatory reporting
  • Assessing compliance with Well Fargo & Company’s COSO based policies for IT controls impacted by internal controls over financial reporting (SEC and Regulatory Reporting) and strategic planning for on-going IT control compliance with COSO policies (proactive anticipation of internal control related matters)
  • Monitoring new and emerging internal control related guidance and issues and assist with facilitating group-wide training to interested and impacted stakeholders
  • Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and IT control related matters including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts
  • Providing process and control support and thought leadership for projects
  • Interfacing with external auditors, regulators and others on control related matters and;
  • Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment.
  • This individual will be a member of the IT COSO Strategy and Innovation team responsible for the following team directives:
  • Developing and implementing the end-to-end IT COSO strategy and innovation driving continuous improvement:
  • Identify continuous improvements for IT COSO and quantify work efforts needed
  • Identify and implement strategies for application of automation (e.g. robotics, continuous monitoring, tools)
  • Develop and implement global services delivery strategy for resource optimization
  • Perform the IT COSO's advisory efforts/forward look into large company initiatives (e.g. Report Mapping and Issue Identification, Data Transformation Program, Data Lake, etc.) and identify COSO significant applications, along with the associated IT General Controls (ITGC) and IT Application Controls (ITAC)
  • Participate in discovery meetings with key stakeholders and technology business partners of large company initiatives to identify COSO significant applications and the associated IT General Controls (ITGC) and IT Application Controls (ITAC)
  • Partner with and advise IT/LOB process owners/control owners how to document key ITGC/ITAC controls in accordance with COSO Policy requirements
  • Partner across ECO and other key stakeholders to develop interaction model and process flow for large company initiatives
  • Recommend strategic changes to ECO COSO policy related to IT testing and align IT COSO strategies with ECO, Business COSO, and technology partners
  • Validating and providing credible challenge to key stakeholders of large company initiatives on impacts to IT controls
  • Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders in the applicable line of business (IT) functions related to assigned process areas
Required Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit or a BS/BA degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, or Business and 2+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit
Desired Qualifications:
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft Visio skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Ability to present to senior level executives
Other Desired Qualifications:
  • 1+ year in IT audit and/or IT SoX advisory/consulting service
  • Prefer one or more of the following certifications: CISA, CISM, CISSP
  • Practical experience identifying IT controls for applications
  • Practical experience with continuous process improvement/re-engineering of ITGC/ITAC testing processes and results
  • Strong critical thinking skills with ability to credibly challenge status quo
  • Strong relationship management skills ability to negotiate difficult positions without harming relationships
  • Experience integrating off-shore and/or third-party resources into IT audit/IT COSO testing organization
  • Experience driving change in peer-size organizations champion of change
All offers for employment are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. We 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.
For immediate consideration, please submit a recent resume in MS Word format in addition to a detailed cover letter with salary expectations.
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