Americas Financial Crimes Sanctions, Policy and Governance Consultant (22315BR)

  • Competitive
  • Toronto, ON, Canada Toronto ON CA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wells Fargo
  • 13 Apr 18 2018-04-13

You will be responsible for providing direct support to the Policy and Governance Manager (PGM) for the Americas in the following areas: sanctions, projects, new initiatives and products, committees, metrics, and management reporting, risk assessments, regulatory change management, and training.

Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of financing solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services. Wells Fargo operates in 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.

Expand your knowledge and advance your career by joining International Risk. This role reports to the Policy and Governance Manager for the Americas Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) Team. The Team is tasked with financial crimes risk management related activities for the regional operations across Canada and Latin America, including know your customer, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, fraud and other financial crimes related legislative and regulatory requirements.


  • In support of the Canada Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer (CAMLO) and PGM, lead the Sanctions Compliance Program for the Americas Region, including coordination of local regulatory requirements with the CAMLO and MLROs, defining processes and controls within regional procedures, and oversight of service level agreements with internal lines of business, which the Region has placed reliance.
  • Coordinate FCRM operational risk activities, including development and management of the business continuity plan, systems inventories, and other processes where coordination is required with Operational Risk, e.g., enterprise privacy practices.
  • Develop and maintain an FCRM strategy document that is aligned with regulatory commitments, broader International Group Risk Office, AML/sanctions program development initiatives, and regional priorities and strategies.
  • Manage FCRM metrics monitoring and reporting in close coordination with the Regional FCRM management team.
  • Support the Regional FC Manager and CAMLO in coordinating and completing the annual AML/sanctions risk assessment and support development of Regional FCRM plans that articulate the AML/sanctions risks, objectives and initiatives for the coming year.
  • In support of the PGM, proactively anticipate and provide leadership to the Region for new products, initiatives, and changes in the AML/sanctions and regulatory environment.
  • In coordination with Americas FCRM leadership, manage the Regional FCRM training strategy with Americas FCRM, to ensure global consistency to meet and exceed regulatory expectations. Includes corporate required training programs, regional and supplemental role-based training, assignment, needs assessments, tracking, and incorporation of enhanced requirements into training directives.
  • In support of the PGM, lead the reporting, communication and committee processes for FCRM matters, inclusive of program developments, project status, emerging risks and typologies, industry topics and collaboration activities. Provide materials for management updates to regulators, internal audit, senior governance forums, and regional management.
  • Manage the information distribution system to ensure that changes in FCRM laws and regulations are communicated to Regional FCRM leaders. Ensure that FCRM regulatory proponents have accurately updated systems of record with complete and concise regulatory requirements and appropriate controls.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in sanctions.
  • 6+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: fraud, anti-money laundering, sanctions, policy and governance, risk management, or compliance.

Preferred skills:

  • 6+ years of BSA/AML experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Ability to develop and manage business relationships
  • Ability to track large volumes of activities across multiple projects and groups
  • Ability to prepare presentations, management reporting, and statistical analysis
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to incorporate multiple data sources and develop strategies/operational processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of business intelligence tools
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or other recognized AML/Financial Crimes certifications
  • Previous experience conducting and managing the review of financial crimes policies, procedures, risk assessments and gap analysis documents, new international product proposals and other line of business financial crimes and compliance documentation.
  • Previous experience managing complex financial crimes projects.

At Wells Fargo, our goal is to attract, develop, retain and motivate the most talented people - those who care and who work together as partners across business units and functions. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization.

Wells Fargo team members 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.  As a Wells Fargo team member, you 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.

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or any other status protected by applicable legislation, 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.