Model Validation Consultant

Model Validation Consultant

Wells Fargo

About the Role:

As Business Analytic Consultant 2 you will be responsible for the quality, and completion of model validation to support business activities in areas of market risk , including Stress Testing (DFAST/CCAR) and Resolution Planning as applicable.


  • Execute the Validation processes for his/her area of specialty in accordance to applicable Policies, in particular:
    • Ensure credible challenge of models through validation process.
    • Evaluate all relevant components of models and assess model soundness across lifecycle as applicable
    • Identify areas of weakness and work with Model Owners, CFMO, and other key stakeholders to ensure risk commensurate remediation,
    • Ensure timely validation delivery
  • Establish reporting and escalation protocols of review results and follow up on identified issues/observations.
  • Continually work to improve consistency and quality of independent model validation
  • Ensure all models within scope are independently validated per expected standards and schedule.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with LOB Model Governance, Model Owners, Model Program team members, and CFMOs across Wells Fargo.
  • Understand model risk supervisory guidance, Model Risk Management Policy, and current industry best-practice

Market Skills and Certifications

Essential Skills:

  • 2+ years of capital markets experience, desk analyst experience, counterparty risk, valuation of financial instruments, forecasting of OTTI, OCI or a combination of these
  • Degree in statistics, math, engineering, physics, accounting, finance, economics, econometrics, computer sciences, or business/social and behavioral sciences with a quantitative emphasis preferred
  • Experience in valuation if financial instruments including structured products
  • Understanding of components of Counter Party risk measurement of financial instruments
  • Strong understanding of financial markets and products; reporting of model use and performance
  • Strong understanding of forecasting process and methodology for OTTI, OCI and PPNR or combination of these
  • Knowledge of CCAR/MCST assumptions and evaluate methodology to forecast risk drivers for different asset classes
  • Knowledge/experience with Basel RWA methodologies.
  • Proficiency managing databases, spreadsheets and programming (understanding code and coding)

Desired Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience in producing work of highest quality within tight timelines, as well as creating, maintaining and supporting processes subject to intense regulatory scrutiny.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in building and maintaining partnerships, collaborating across lines of business as well as with corporate partners

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