Business Analysis Senior

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 26, 2019
Full Time
The Risk & Finance Strategic Operations (RFSO) group at Freddie Mac is looking to expand its Single Family CFO Change Management capabilities and is looking for a Business Analysis Senior for leading requirements analysis, data analysis, and user acceptance testing for finance and accounting applications. The incumbent will coordinate with project teams across divisions and may involve in resolving application issues during financial close. Additionally, this role will be assisting the management with developing project schedules, resource allocation, project costing and project status reporting.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Business Analysis
  • Assist in the implementation on a portfolio of change initiatives across all phases of project work
  • Analyze new products and enhancements, including new offerings in up and downstream systems, assess impacts on existing applications, and develop/implement operational changes to be made
  • Define/review business requirements to capture business area (customer) needs and guide new change initiatives
  • Facilitate resolution of obstacles that emerge along the way to drive projects forward
  • Work with SF CFO business leads to develop user acceptance testing strategies, test plans, and test cases, and support execution (and documentation) of UAT testing
  • As part of the change management team, develop long-term strategy for improvements to processes and technology
  • Work, in partnership, with internal and external stakeholders, including close partnership with IT and with external vendors and partners

Business and Operations Support
  • Monitor and execute processes required for monthly close
  • Manage production application support duties which involve on-call support for troubleshooting critical issues of supported applications, logging issues, performing in-depth analysis, working with IT to determine root cause, developing recommended solutions and ensuring controlled, timely deployments to fix the issues
  • Support business operational risk controls, Internal/External audit activities

Project Management
  • Manage project scope, schedule and budget for assigned projects independently and as part of a team
  • Manage and track action items, issues, and risks associated with assigned projects. Follow up on items with appropriate parties to ensure their resolution and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
  • Lead development of required project artifacts consistent with Freddie Mac project management methodology (e.g., charters and scope, workplans, resource planning, risk and control assessments, issue logs)
  • Conduct weekly project status meetings, provide status updates to management on regular basis


  • Demonstrated business analysis and project management experience with all aspects of the project lifecycle using waterfall and agile project methodology
  • Strong verbal and written skills, including the ability to facilitate effective meetings and to develop and deliver presentations/materials to various levels of audiences
  • Ability to support multiple concurrent efforts/projects in various capacities (lead one or more efforts while supporting others)
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or related field
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to understand business needs and determine potential solutions
  • Typically has 7-10 years related experience and 1+ years project management experience
  • PMP and/or CBAP Certification

Keys to Success in this Role
  • Proven ability to learn new business concepts and skills quickly
  • Strong attention to details with proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team Player who can collaborate across teams in providing innovative solutions
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Leadership: Set and execute upon a clear vision, strategy, and/or goals
  • Customer Focus (Internal and External): Personally engage with customers to learn their needs
  • Partnership: Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Accounting, Finance or Information System background with mortgage market experience
  • Familiarity with the following tools: Planview, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office and VISIO, DOORS
  • Databases: Oracle, DB2, MS Access
  • Strong technical skills in SQL, SAS and Python
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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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