Pricing & Valuation Senior

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Posted
Sep 18, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Ref
7699BR
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Position Overview
Freddie Mac’s Finance division is currently seeking a Pricing and Valuation Senior to be part of the Investments and Capital Markets CFO department. The Investments and Capital Markets CFO department is responsible for financial accounting and reporting, portfolio risk and profitability analysis, pricing and valuation activities, and financial planning & analysis for Freddie Mac’s Capital Markets segment. The hired individual will be responsible for daily and monthly valuation of mortgage backed assets, debt, derivatives and financial instruments in a hedge accounting relationship using market based inputs and industry standard technical tools. The position will require complex manipulation of large datasets using SQL, VBA or SAS.

Responsibilities include:

* Assist with creating fair value calculations, which include methodologies (how to value), execution, verification and validation.
* Support the product valuation processes by making system improvements, improve process efficiency through automation. Apply standard valuation principles, theories, concepts, and techniques across large amount of investment data.
* Interact with both internal and external stakeholder customers including trading desks, risk management, pricing services and auditors.
* Keep abreast of the fixed income market, think analytically, improve valuation process and adjust to market developments.
* Work under normal supervision, follow established directions and guideline and intelligently resolve problems as they may come up.
* Review work prepared by peers or junior-level staff

Basic Requirements
*5-7 years of experience specifically in fixed income, financial services, or financial analysis
* Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics or Engineering
* Must have fixed income security and derivative valuation experience. Understand agency MBS market and fundamental valuation principles, including major valuation inputs and risk profile for fixed income securities.
* Must be proficient in one of the following tools – SQL, VBA, SAS, Microstrategy or Dataflux in addition to knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Must be comfortable conducting analysis with large dataset in an organized and controlled manner.
* Have some experience of using Bloomberg (including API), Intex, Yieldbook or Anser.

Preferred Skills
* Progress towards CFA, FRM, or related certifications
* Secondary mortgage markets experience
* Must have the ability to take initiative, think strategically and solve problems.
* Strong attention to detail

Closing Statement
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.