Risk and Compliance is the cornerstone of Jefferson Wells

Jefferson Wells’ solutions are strategically designed to address the entire continuum of risk management and compliance activities. This includes risk identification and assessment, control design and operation, testing and reporting. Our professionals diligently monitor the dynamic and unique risk and compliance requirements relevant to every industry we serve.

Please find below additional details on our core risk and compliance solutions.

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We are skilled, proven performers in internal audit and controls.  After all, that’s the cornerstone on which our firm was founded.  We independently assess, design, implement and test the overall effectiveness of your control environment.  Jefferson Wells can assist you with: 

  • developing an internal audit function or strengthening an existing one  
  • partnering with you on an internal audit co-source or outsource engagement  
  • managing a specific Sarbanes-Oxley project to ensure effective internal controls over financial reporting 

To ensure the thoroughness of our results, our professionals are versed on COSO-based enterprise risk management controls and approachesCOBIT frameworks; and Agile risk-based auditing.    


Technology is the cornerstone for many businesses and also high risk.  Every day, the technology and processes supporting your mission-critical business information is subject to attack and exploitation.  Our focus on controls provides cost effective strategies for safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information to protect your company’s brand and reputation.  We’re experienced at 

  • CyberRisk assessments, remediation and implementation 
  • Privacy and regulatory compliance  
  • Business continuity planning   
  • IT governance and risk management programs  
  • IT Audits and assessments to uncover issues and ensure compliance 
  • Analytics and technical solutions that drive business controls  

 Our technology risk management professionals have deep knowledge of systems and related IT processes, security governance, data privacy, and cloud computing, as well as significant hands-on experience and hold many designations including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CBCP, and CRISC.  


Today’s financial institutions face significant and unprecedented times that are driving increased business risks. New business disruptions are causing the need to rapidly evolve its business models and client strategies. Market leaders will embrace this new reality by launching strategic business initiatives with trusted partners who can move at the new speed of business.  

Jefferson Wells provides its financial institution clients with professionals who have significant practical, hands-on financial industry experience, blended with an in-depth knowledge of best practices and our proven, consistent methodologies. Specialty services include: 

  • Financial Crimes – AML/BSA/OFAC
  • Risk Management – Enterprise, Operational, Market, Credit, Model and Reputation
  • Regulatory Compliance – Dodd-Frank Act, Basel, CCAR, CECL, Volcker Rule, Regulation BI
  • Consumer Lending and Mortgages
  • Commercial Lending

Our ERM solution optimizes your existing risk management practices, then fills in the gaps.  

  • Keeping it simple and scalable, Jefferson Wells develops a program aligned with the risk maturity model of your organization.  
  • Our programs are built in partnership with management and integrated into the operations of your business.  
  • Corporate goals are aligned with associated risks.   
  • Actionable results are leveraged during program development.  
  • An integrated standard risk language, process, governance structure, reporting and monitoring is created.  

Jefferson Wells approach is phased and efficient and flexible enough to revolve around your unique culture and team dynamics. 


Construction projects are typically among the largest, most complex financial expenditures companies undertake. Adequate internal controls are needed to prevent overpayments and protect against irregularities; ensure procedures are in place to identify and manage risks; and avoid litigation.  Jefferson Wells Construction Services Center of Expertise performs hundreds of construction audits annually, with the construction value of contracts ranging from $2 million to billions.  We have an established model for supporting all aspects of your construction life cycle from planning through project closeout.  Services include: 

  • upfront program risk management services 
  • interim financial and program evaluations 
  • close out financial audits and litigation support services 

 Our experienced construction professionals bring industry certifications such as Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); and Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP).