Audit Associate

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 18, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Do you thrive on innovation and making a difference in a large financial organization? Do you love building relationships and working with a group of highly motivated and knowledgeable team members? Are you interested in growing your knowledge of the financial services industry? If so, Freddie Mac's Internal Audit Division is the right place for you!

The Finance and Multifamily audit team is seeking an Internal Audit Staff auditor to join our growing finance team. Our finance audits cover a variety of areas including: Financial Reporting, Accounting Policy, Corporate Forecasting, Conservator Capital and ROE Framework, Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test, Hedge Accounting, Debt/Investment Accounting, Loan Accounting, Allowance for Loan Loss, and SF & MF Valuation.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Audit Execution
  • Assisting with planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of assigned audits
  • Participating in meetings with process owners to understanding key risks and controls
  • Preparing documentation which clearly describes the audit procedures performed, results of testing and conclusions reached for various processes
  • Preparing and presenting audit findings and recommendations to management and business stakeholders
  • Demonstrating an understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, and controls

Audit Issue Follow-up
  • Assisting with the evaluation of the effectiveness of management's issue remediation
  • Monitoring open issues and management's remediation

Annual Planning
  • Assist in managing resource allocation and schedulingAssist with the annual planning process


  • Typically has 1 to 3 years of experience, including previous experience in public accounting, risk management or internal audit; other relevant experience may be considered.
  • Basic understanding of the financial services industry and the secondary mortgage markets.
  • Strong data analytics skill using the latest tools.
  • Understanding of audit methodology and risk/controls assessments.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks/projects.
  • Willingness to build professional relationship and rapport with clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline or equivalent experience.

Keys to Success in this Role
  • Willing to learn and develop skills in technical accounting, financial reporting and valuation of complex financial instruments.
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactively responds to feedback
  • Think outside the box

Top Three Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Growth and Development: Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete
  • Drive for Execution: Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Seek and Embrace Change: Actively support culture change initiatives

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.