Financial Accounting Lead Consultant - Global Payroll Services

Wells Fargo Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

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.

Enterprise Finance & Information Technology offers technology and services that exceed Wells Fargo customers' expectations and directly enable them to succeed financially. We interact with customers more than 12 billion times a year through in-store, online, ATM, and telephone transactions. We impact customers directly, through systems availability and security, as well as indirectly, through our business partners who offer and deliver a myriad of products and services that meet customers' financial needs. We provide a competitive advantage for the company through excellence in fundamentals, integrated partnerships, and our talented and engaged team members.

The Financial Accounting Lead Consultant is responsible for providing overall strategic and tactical leadership for the GPS Financial Accounting team, within the Global Tax, Compliance, Controls and Innovation COE for Global Payroll Services. This key leadership role, will manage the payroll finance and accounting tasks and objectives to include: Executive Comp, RSR, trailing liabilities U.S. audit oversights, quality controls, and compliance.

He/she will manage internal and external partnerships and act as liaison with key stakeholder groups such as finance, accounting and corporate tax. Person in this role is tasked to minimize compliance risk and optimize organizational performance along with driving forward with innovative strategies and forward thinking solutions.

Candidates who are able to work on site in Minneapolis, MN.


  • Manage, lead and accountable for the Global Payroll Services Finance and Accounting team(s), tasks and objectives within the GPS Global Tax, Compliance, Controls and Innovation COE.

  • Ensure that all standard operating procedures are being executed as designed, while validating that all quality and audit controls are being adhered to.

  • Accountable for GL reconciliation and that all Journal Entries and approvals are being executed as designed and are accomplished in a timely manner to meet all deadlines.

  • Accountable for the payroll and tax funding processes, while collaborating with treasury to ensure all funding amounts are correct and timely.

  • Oversight of the Global Payroll Executive Compensation, Restricted Share Rights (RSR) and Trailing Liabilities program(s).

  • Manage the payroll charges to entities transactions to verify correct application of expense reporting. Furthermore, oversee global entity management as applicable.

  • Responsible for engagement, to include direct leadership with U.S. (Federal, state and local jurisdictions) based audits.

  • M&A and divesture activity support, to include pre and post transaction activity support.

  • Expense budgeting and forecasting management for Global Payroll Services. In addition, and where applicable provide approval to GPS COE expenses.

  • Where applicable, provide direction and oversight with third-party vendors

  • Lead with (BCP) Business Continuity Program support for the GPS Finance and accounting discipline and as a leader within Global Payroll Service and Human Resources.

  • Drive and lead an environment of risk mitigation and quality assurance. In addition, proactively seek process excellence and Innovation opportunities.

  • Actively seek opportunities to coach and mentor Team Members, while establishing an environment of continuous learning, development and growth.

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

  • 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, financial reporting, accounting reporting or risk reporting

Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher in one or a combination of the following: Finance, Accounting, Analytics, or Reporting

  • Ability to manage effectively in a matrixed organization

  • Knowledge and understanding of project management principles: coordinating, planning and executing through all phases

  • 3+ years of leadership or management experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of payroll processes as part of a human resources function

  • Experience in problem analysis, solution implementation, and change management

  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Project) skills

  • Public accounting experience

  • A BS/BA degree or higher

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

Other Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Global Payroll Finance, Accounting and complex entity structure management

  • Executive Compensation, Equity and Trailing Liability program experience

  • Experience with taxation on Executive Compensation, Deferred Compensation and Equity Compensation

  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles to include complex GL account reconciliations

  • Experience and knowledge of risk mitigation and controls approaches and oversight

  • Proven experience with leading audit engagements either with internal audits or with external jurisdictions

  • Merger, Acquisition, and Divestiture experience

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Experience managing effective partnerships with Corp PMOs, senior leaders and external vendors

Street Address

MN-Minneapolis: 550 South 4th St - Minneapolis, MN


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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Financial Accounting Lead Consultant - Global Payroll Services

Wells Fargo