Financial Controller Professional (Financial Accounting Professional)

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 19, 2019
Closes
Aug 27, 2019
Ref
12342BR
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
The I&CM CFO department in Finance is seeking a highly-motivated Financial Accounting Professional to join the accounting team. In this role, the individual will perform close cycle execution and financial result analysis for various portfolios in I&CM (e.g. derivative, debt, mortgage and non-mortgage investment portfolios). The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a desire to understand accounting concepts and has a passion for learning about capital markets. The candidate will see first-hand
various transactions executed by the I&CM trading desks and learn about their financial impacts.

Your Work Falls into These Three Primary Categories:

Accounting
  • Perform or review daily and monthly validations/reconciliations reconciling between the subledger to general ledger to source systems
  • Prepare or review journal entries
  • Prepare or review monthly and quarterly analyses for analytical reports
  • Prepare or review quarterly footnotes or disclosure schedules
  • Research and resolve data or other issues as they arise in daily or monthly tasks

Audit
  • Support and coordinate with internal and external audit
  • Support SOX documentation requirements
  • Prepare ad-hoc requests when needed
  • Leverage financial industry experience to ensure that accounting complies with GAAP and Freddie Mac policy

Project Management
  • Interact and communicate effectively with business and other upstream or downstream partners
  • Proactively seek opportunities for enhancements
  • Solve accounting or data issues with internal and external stakeholders (change management team, traders or valuation team etc.) in a transparent and timely manner
  • Solve complex business issues by putting pieces together and understanding how our systems work
  • Work with business partners to document and understand requirement needs and challenge the team to create inspiring solutions
  • Work with project teams and stakeholders to ensure that business requirement gaps or issues are resolved in a transparent and timely manner
  • Demonstrate ownership of problems, issues, or requests from start to finish.
  • Facilitate appropriate handoffs, but track the item through resolution. Escalate proposed or actual solutions that do not adequately resolve the problem or satisfy the stated need
  • Work independently while driving and managing assignments from concept through deployment/launch
  • Work effectively with others


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • 2+ years of accounting or reporting experience, finance industry experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience
  • CPA is preferred
  • Must have solid communication (both verbal and written) and analytical skills
  • Must be a team player, proactive, and detail oriented
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to adjust and adapt to changes in the current processes in order to meet management/company's changing needs
  • Time management skills are essential
  • Strong data mining skills
  • Intermediate MS Excel and Word skills are required

Keys to Success in This Role:
  • Self-starter / independent thinker: demonstrated ambition to take on new roles with increasing responsibility with limited guidance and direction from management
  • Proven track record of driven, results-oriented, creative and nimble problem-solving capabilities and a willingness to do 'whatever it takes' to deliver business value quickly
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing business environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess:
  • Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual performance
  • Customer Focus - Deliver fast, high-quality service
  • Partnership - Build trust through your actions


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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