Investigator 3

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Investigator 3

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You’ve got the passion. You’ve got the skills. Now you just need the right opportunity. At Wells Fargo, you’ll have the chance to join a team of smart and talented people who share the same values. Our diverse lines of business offer a world of opportunity to expand your capabilities and advance your career. We invest in our people and provide a supportive environment in which to learn and grow.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (, and mobile devices. Wells Fargo has more than 265,000 team members in 36 countries across our approximately 90 businesses

Corporate Risk helps all Wells Fargo businesses identify and manage risk. The team focuses on several key risk areas, including credit risk, operational risk, market risk, reputation risk, and compliance risk.

Corporate Risk strives to ensure that all Wells Fargo corporate functions and lines of business soundly manage risk, comply with applicable laws and regulations, and offer products and services that meet the needs of our customers.

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, internal and external fraud, and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Provides a wide range of training, consulting and risk based investigative products and services to all lines of business within a geographic region. Conducts field investigations and interviews, gathers and analyzes evidence and employs knowledge of related laws to ensure cases assigned are pursued through criminal and/or civil avenues. Responsible for preparing case documentation, inputting investigative activities into the database and filing of all case-related Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs). Acts as a primary investigator on high profile or complex cases, conducts forensic accounting, assists with computer crime investigations, and investigates breaches of information security policies. Utilizes extensive knowledge of bank systems, processes and contacts as resources for conducting investigations. Assesses internal controls and procedures associated with assigned cases, identifying control breakdowns and making recommendations to prevent future fraud losses. Serves as the primary client contact on assigned casework, but functions with little guidance and supervision. Serves as lead on high profile or complex investigations, projects, and initiatives with significant exposure to client senior management. Acts as a liaison with Law Enforcement agencies and legal counsel and may provide court testimony as an expert witness or custodian of bank records. Assists management in achieving overall corporate security program compliance, fiscal management, strategic planning and the execution of assigned business critical projects and programs with a significant financial and/or legal impact.

A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING: Flexibility, able to adapt to changes in priorities or situations. Good communication and partnership skills, with all levels of management. Ability to prioritize case load effectively and work independently with little oversight and the ability to travel extensively throughout the local metropolitan region and occasionally out of state

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of fraud investigation experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS)
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Ability to analyze metrics and articulate data trends both visually and verbally
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and verbal formats, with senior executive-level leaders
  • A BS/BA degree or higher

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of banking management experience with an emphasis on bank policy procedures or 5 years related professional experience with an accredited law enforcement agency with an emphasis in investigations and interviewing.
  • Ability to research and identify trends in fraud related internal issues
  • Strong working background of Wells Fargo Systems (Hogan, SVT, SVP)
  • Possess intermediate level technology skills to navigate various system applications, input case file data, and produce a variety of word-processing documents
  • Preferred degree in Criminology or Psychology


      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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