Financial Controller Professional

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 20, 2019
Closes
Sep 02, 2019
Ref
12353BR
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Are you interested in a role that analyzes and reports on financial impacts and helps to manage risk and controls? If you possess a strong financial aptitude, robust analytical skills, and are detail oriented, apply to join the Credit Loss Reporting team within Freddie Mac's Single Family Finance group as a Financial Controller Professional. You will be responsible for the monthly and quarterly financial close execution and reporting on financial results for non-performing loans and STACR issuances.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Accounting

  • Prepare and review journal entries and support packages related to performance of non-performing loans and STACR issuances.
  • Prepare reconciliation and data validation packages related to monthly entries.
  • Prepare amounts and support related to external reporting disclosures in the 10K/10Q and FHFA reports.
  • Prepare or review monthly and quarterly analyses for analytical reports
  • 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
  • Demonstrate ownership of problems, issues, or requests from start to finish
  • Work effectively with others


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • Typically has 0-2 years of accounting or reporting experience, finance industry experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 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 preferred (SQL, MicroStrategy)
  • Intermediate MS Excel and Word skills

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 and team performance
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
  • Grow and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete


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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