EMEA Controls - Central Team- Controls Officer - EMEA Controls Data & Analytics

Wells Fargo
London, United Kingdom
25 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role:

The Data & Analytics Officer will report to the EMEA Control Data & analytics Lead within the EMEA Control organization.

This position will be supporting the ongoing development of quantitative measurement of control environment trends /performance. This will include input to front line control governance in the region through data analysis and reporting. The role consist of the following key facets:

Design and enhance performance and risk metrics and risk dashboards to support existing and emerging control requirements. Prior knowledge of and experience in SQL, Microstrategy, PowerBI or similar business intelligence tools is expected. In addition to BAU metrics development, engage with and provide input to a variety of programs and initiatives with data development components which impact the EMEA Controls team Manage a variety of stakeholders regionally and internationally, across all three lines of defence. Ensure continuous and effective engagement with regional and US stakeholders across three lines of defence in numerous functions as needed. Display a strong combination of risk and control thought leadership, exemplary attention-to-detail, effective influence skills and the ability to deal with varied regional and international stakeholders and their often competing priorities. Work with the wider EMEA Control Team leads to assess needs, agree priorities and then implement and embed agreed deliverables.

Department Overview

The EMEA Control Team, as part of the International Control Organisations serves as the front line non-financial risk management organization of Wells Fargo supporting the Corporate & Investment Banking, and other businesses in EMEA with risk strategy, implementation, and execution.

The team assesses and effectively manages risks and delivers an integrated view of risks, produces a sustainable control environment, and instils a culture of strong risk management. CIB Control interfaces with Independent Risk Management and Audit to consistently drive comprehensive implementation of regulatory and corporate risk policies and programs across all lines of business.

In this role, you will:
  • Lead complex initiatives designed to mitigate current and emerging risks with broad impact
  • Act as key participant in monitoring, evaluating, and measuring the impact of decisions practiced in Control Management functional area
  • Monitor moderately complex business specific programs, and provide risk management consulting to support the business in designing and implementing risk-mitigation strategies
  • Monitor, measure, evaluate, and report on the impact of decisions and controls to the relevant business group or functional area
  • Develop and implement risk monitoring and risk reporting processes and controls
  • Collaborate with relevant business group to identify current and emerging risks associated with business activities and operations, and provide guidance in developing and implementing risk-mitigating strategies
  • Lead Control Management project or virtual teams

Through skilled leadership of the EMEA Control Data & Analytics Team, support the following:
  • Data exploration : Analyse datasets from various sources to define logic for metrics used to understand control effectiveness
  • Data cleansing : Ensure that the data used for reporting is of sound quality, validation with stakeholders will often be required
  • Productionise data aggregation/ reporting : Post data exploration and finalising of metric logic, automate the process to generate metric, so that it can be leveraged for cyclical reporting purposes
  • Build reporting capabilities : Design and build reporting capabilities for stakeholders across the team and department
  • Build workflow : Design and build workflow tools to capture various data points as per processes defined within team
  • Improve efficiency : Identify and transform existing processes that are ineffective or deficient from a technological, operational and/or human capital perspective
  • Tool & Technology exploration : Assess various tools and technology helpful for data exploration, analysis, aggregation, reporting/ visualisations within the team and/or as a service offering for the department and stakeholders, including innovative solutions e.g. ML & AI
  • Metric Governance : Various governance related activities to ensure metric logics are relevant and complementary
Required Qualifications
  • 5+ years of Risk Management or Control Management experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
Desired Qualifications
  • Proficiency in analytics / Business Intelligence/ workflow tool kits (e.g. Excel, VBA, SharePoint, Tableau, Microstrategy, SQL, PowerBI) and data management (e.g. data models, data quality)
  • Proven experience designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining effective reporting, especially risk & controls within financial services company
  • Strong experience in risk (includes compliance, financial crimes, operational risk, audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, IT systems security, business process management) or similar financial services industry experience, of which there must be direct experience in risk
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage and/or collaborate with geographically dispersed teams, matrixed relationships and interact with all levels of an organization
  • Must be a proactive self-starter who values personal accountability and thrives under pressure in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Strong relationship management skills and organizational savvy
  • Ability to analyze data and make connections across various data sets to make recommendations to management and project teams in a timely manner.
  • Ability to leverage creative thinking and problem solving skills to facilitate decisions and to ensure project outcomes result in expected business value.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skill
  • Solid conflict management and decision making skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
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, or status as a protected veteran.

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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