Internal Audit Senior

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
May 24, 2019
May 29, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Internal audit is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of Freddie Mac. IA assists Freddie Mac in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of Freddie Mac's governance, risk management, and control processes.

In Freddie Mac's risk and control framework, IA is the third line of defense which independently evaluates the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of governance, risk management, and control processes, including the manner in which the first and second lines of defense achieve risk management and control objectives. The Single Family audit team focuses on Freddie Mac's Single Family division. The scope of each assurance project includes the business area's risk management processes, accounting transactions, and 2nd line of defense oversight functions.

Responsibilities include:
  • Adhere to division charter, policies and procedures
  • Assist supervisor during planning phase of projects
  • Document work performed in workpapers maintained in our audit software
  • Prepare initial draft documentation of the risk and control environment demonstrating a thorough understanding of procedures performed to test controls
  • Understand the design and operating effectiveness of controls, identify deficiencies and propose solutions to eliminate the deficiency
  • Work independently and seek guidance when necessary
  • Demonstrate initiative and proactively manage chargeability goals
  • Demonstrate time management skills by working within budget and meeting project deadlines
  • Supervise audit staff
  • Maintain an attitude of always trying to push forward and do better, seeking opportunities for efficiency both in our own processes and the business area of focus


  • 2 or more years of experience in internal or external audit
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA and/or CIA

Keys to Success in This Role:
  • Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
  • Strong consultation and communication skills
  • Change leadership
  • Ability to work with and collaborate across the team and where silos exist
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of the Internal Audit Division
  • Deep curiosity to learn about the business, new trends and how to do things better
  • Ability to use data to help inform strategy and direction

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Partnership - Collaborate with team and across the business.
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
  • Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

  • Excel and PowerPoint presentation skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with continuous change and short deadlines
  • Demonstrated business acumen, problem solving skills, intellectual maturity, and relationship management skills
  • Big 4 experience

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.

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