Americas Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management

Wells Fargo
September 16, 2020
New York, NY
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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.

Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) is responsible for oversight of the company's financial crimes related risk: Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, other global sanctions programs, external fraud, and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

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, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Toronto.

The Americas Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) Regional Head reports to the Head of the FCRM International Governance Office within Independent Risk Management (IRM) and has a dotted reporting line into the Canada Head of Compliance.  This position has overall responsibility and oversight for the design and execution of the FCRM programs across the region, including Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  This role will serve as the primary point-of-contact for all financial crimes matters, including coordination with internal and external parties, such as Regulators, Internal Audit, and Compliance Testing and Validation.  The Americas Head of FCRM will support the country Money Laundering Reporting Officers to ensure that businesses operating in the region are in compliance with local Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Counter Financing of Terrorism legal and regulatory standards and Wells Fargo corporate policy.  The Americas Head of FCRM will work closely with Regional Senior Management, FCRM leadership and business front-line financial crimes programs to ensure effective management of financial crimes risk.

This position must be based in one of the following locations: New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Des Moines, IA; Minneapolis, MN; Dallas, TX; St. Louis, MO; Phoenix, AZ

Travel will be required 25% of the time.

As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:

  • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.
  • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ 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 10+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 7+ years must include direct experience in risk management
  • 3+ years of management experience

Other Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Financial Crimes Risk Management experience
  • Previous experience managing a team focused on identifying and managing financial crimes risk
  • Strong working knowledge of anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations/guidelines impacting the Americas Region
  • Demonstrated skills leading a team and fostering a strong team environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing and/or providing oversight of financial crimes risk across various lines of business
  • Highly developed communication and influencing skills- excellent interpersonal communication skills with an ability to liaise professionally and with diplomacy across all levels of staff
  • Able to execute large complex initiatives in a large corporate environment, while effectively partnering with others
  • Creative and strategic thinking skills, including the ability to analyze complex financial crimes issues and identify key risks/mitigating controls, combined with a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and complete assignments within established deadlines
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate effectively with the line of business and technical team members
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical and documentation skills
  • Ability to manage many competing projects effectively for on-time delivery
  • Self-starter and able to recognize opportunities for improvement and to act on those opportunities
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or other equivalent anti-money laundering certification
  • Prior experience working for a regulatory agency

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 128 South Tryon Street - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 401 S Tryon St - Charlotte, NC
SC-Fort Mill: 3480 State View Blvd - Fort Mill, SC
TX-DAL-Downtown Dallas: 1445 Ross Ave - Dallas, TX
TX-Irving: 250 E John Carpenter Freeway - Irving, TX
TX-Plano: 4975 Preston Park Blvd - Plano, TX
IA-Des Moines: 206 8th St - DES MOINES, IA
IA-West Des Moines: 7001 Westown Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA
MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
MN-Minneapolis: 2650 Wells Fargo Way - Minneapolis, MN
MN-Saint Louis Park: 435 Ford Rd - Saint Louis Park, MN
NY-New York: 150 E 42nd St - New York, NY
NJ-Summit: 190 River Rd - Summit, NJ
AZ-PHX-Central Phoenix: 100 W Washington St - Phoenix, AZ
AZ-PHX-Northwest Phoenix: 2222 W Rose Garden Ln - Phoenix, AZ
AZ-Chandler: 2700 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO


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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