Internal Audit Senior

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time
The mission of the Internal Audit Division is to provide independent, objective assurance designed to add value and improve operations. Freddie Mac's Single-Family (SF) Audit team focuses on providing independent assurance over how credit, operational, and strategic risks are managed at Freddie Mac.

Staff members on the SF audit team are highly-skilled audit and risk management professionals with a demonstrated ability to provide value added audit and advisory services to Freddie Mac. The team plays a critical role in shaping Freddie Mac's approach to managing credit, operational, and strategic risks by providing independent, objective, and value-added assurance of risk management, governance, and controls.

The Audit Senior will be part of this team and focus on executing end-to-end audit services focused on the Single-Family business. As part of the Third Line of Defense the candidate will work closely with risk partners in the Second Line of Defense and practitioners in the First Line of Defense.

Your Work Falls into These Primary Categories:

Audit Testing, Planning & Reporting
  • Work as part of audit teams and ensure work is completed on time and in keeping with professional standards.
  • Maintain, track and communicate status of assigned work to stakeholders.
  • Based on the work performed, identify and draft strategic, business and root cause focused issues and effectively communicate results to relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development of procedures and perform and document work such as walkthroughs and controls testing in accordance with Internal Audit standards.
  • Monitor management's remediation of identified issues and test the effectiveness of the remediation. Issues testing
  • Prepare draft audit planning documents, audit procedures, and final reports for review by the Supervisor/Manager based on the work performed.


  • Minimum of 2 years working experience with a focus on risk based auditing
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems or related discipline
  • Must work well in a team-oriented environment as well as individually
  • Must work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Keys to Success for this Role:
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Curiosity about technology and a drive to share knowledge
  • A mindset that embraces innovation and is not afraid of failure

Top Three Personal Competencies to Possess:
  • Partnership- Build strong partnerships through my own and team's actions
  • Drive For Execution- Treat obstacles as challenges to overcome, not excuses
  • Growth and Development- Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), other relevant certifications (or commitment to get certified within one year)
  • Experience performing data analysis using data mining and visualization techniques (Tableau, SAS, SQL, R, Python and/or ACL)
  • Banking/financial services 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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