Financial Reporting Senior Accountant

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 26, 2019
Full Time
The Internal Reporting Group within Corporate Accounting is seeking a Financial Controller Senior to execute the monthly close cycle process including financial statement preparation, financial results analysis, and reporting to both internal and external audiences. This position is also responsible for the preparation and review of our monthly and quarterly Call Reports that are submitted to FHFA.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Manage Work Flow to support the Monthly Close Cycle

  • Manage to a tight deadlines driven by the corporate close calendar
  • Prepare and review financial statements for both internal and external audiences. Includes disclosures for the 10-K, 10-Q, and Segment reporting
  • Execute all controls that must be performed at the Senior level (e.g., review and sign-off on financial statements and tables)
  • Manage the process for producing monthly and quarterly Call Reports provided to FHFA

Updating nVision Layouts used to Generate Financial Reports
  • Work with business areas to understand underlying need for a layout update
  • Review requirements and design documents for changes to our layouts
  • Perform and Review results of User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Manage Initiatives and Controls
  • Assist with reviewing accounting policies and memos to determine the proper presentation of activities on financial reports, if applicable
  • Supervise Financial Controller Professionals and Rotational Finance Analysts
  • Maintain current controls documentation (process flows) for all processes
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and reporting


  • 5 - 7 years of experience in a financial reporting position
  • Bachelor's degree in either accounting or finance (accounting preferred)
  • Strong ability to manage multiple efforts simultaneously
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Familiarity with one or more financial reporting tools

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Has a strong interest in learning and understanding the underlying accounting concepts that support our financial reporting
  • Demonstrated ability and ambition to take on new roles with increasing responsibility with limited guidance

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possesses:
  • Drive for Execution: Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Growth and Development: Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete
  • Customer Focus (Internal and External): Personally engage with customers to learn their needs

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work directly with business partners at various levels, including management
  • Ability to lead effectively within a team environment, as well as taking ownership for individual assignments and work independently
  • Supervisory experience
  • PeopleSoft and nVision or Hyperion reporting experience
  • CPA certification

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.