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DATE ADDED: Tue 12/05/2020

EMEA Controllers Regulatory Reporting Policy Lead

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 30 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Market Job Description

Main function of the job:

  • This role is a key part of the EMEA controller management team reporting to the EMEA Controller
  • The role supports the EMEA controller team by providing regulatory reporting advice
  • Own and facilitate further enhancements to EMEA’s policy capabilities including strengthening governance, structure and documentation


  • Controllers policy lead for all Regulatory reporting in EMEA
  • Own and facilitate further enhancements to EMEA’s policy capabilities including strengthening governance, structure and documentation
  • Own interpretation forums being set up across EMEA jurisdictions
  • Own, understand and articulate local requirements and interpretations vs. US equivalents. Ensure consistency where possible.
  • Own coordination and maintenance of interpretation documentation
  • Update policy and interpretations as part of Controllers annual self-assessment reviews
  • Represent Controllers at horizon scanning meetings and interpret results into required actions
  • Participate in policy and reporting development for new and emerging regulations e.g. CRD V / IFR / banking package / FRTB
  • Represent firm at industry forums e.g. AFME, UK Finance, other as needed
  • Actively participate in peer forums to understand where industry consensus is on key issues
  • Support smaller locations (possibly leveraging big 4 Statement of Works as and when required)
  • Represent policy in new business initiatives
  • Interface with partners across the firm in EMEA, International and North America as required (e.g. Treasury, Risk, Legal, Credit, Operations, Compliance, Lines of Business)
  • Help to create an environment in which all team members are comfortable raising risk management, regulatory and compliance issues
  • Ensuring that all relevant WF policies and procedures are followed

Market Skills and Certifications

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Experience of working in at a major Financial Institution (ideally US led):
  • Must have demonstrated significant tenure and progression in that period
  • Must have leadership experience (including across locations and with virtual teams)
  • Extensive policy experience, including in depth technical knowledge of EMEA regulatory reporting requirements
  • Should have significant network across peer organizations
  • Self-starter with proven track record of driving forward initiatives and being able to work autonomously
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills including presentations to board level and external bodies e.g. Regulators
  • Confident and influential presentation style with proven track record of influencing outcomes
  • Results driven individual with relentless focus on execution
  • Ability to cut through ambiguity to find solutions
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing deliverables and management requests
  • Capacity and willingness to master the detail of specific issues quickly with a view to driving timely resolution

We Value Diversity

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, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

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. 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.