Finance SOX Audit Staff

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Apr 17, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Full Time
At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:
The Finance Risk and Controls Testing team is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our growing team. As a senior, you are responsible for leading and testing the audit of internal controls over financial reporting to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Our testing covers business segments: Multifamily, Single Family and Investments & Capital Markets. The assessments cover a combination of process & entity level controls, and controls within accounting and operational processes that collectively provide comfort over financial reporting at Freddie Mac.

**This position can be performed currently from a remote location in the U.S. but will require presence in a Freddie Mac office in the future.***

Our Impact:
Our team is responsible for the SOX framework and testing for Freddie Mac. We evaluate the effectiveness of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting based on the review of design and operating effectiveness of controls by working closely with management and external auditors.
Your Impact:
In this role, you will be an integral part of the team and will be encouraged to do the following:
  • Maintain a current understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, PCAOB Standards, and other relevant guidance issued regarding Section 404 including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Lead positive and collaborative relationships with the business area team members and management, and with external auditors.
  • Collaborate with management to perform walkthroughs of the key processes and obtain in depth understanding of the risks over financial documents and related disclosures
  • Lead the design and operating effectiveness assessments of the controls over financial statements and related disclosures
  • Document accurate, logical, and detailed workpapers clearly describing the tests, result of work performed, and conclusions reached
  • Identify deficiencies in the control design and operating effectiveness
  • Lead meetings and communicate assessment/audit findings with business area
  • Typically, has at least 2-4 years' experience, including previous experience in public accounting, risk management or internal audit; other proven experience may be considered.
  • A strong technical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Sarbanes Oxley/Internal Controls
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding of the financial services industry and the secondary mortgage markets.
  • Understanding of Information Technology
  • Proficiency in audit methodology and risk/controls assessments.
  • Experience in conducting SOX audits.
  • Optimally prioritize tasks/projects.
  • Build professional relationship and rapport with clients.
  • Requires CIA, CISA or CPA certification or equivalent experience.
Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Quick learner - must have the ability to understand sophisticated areas within a short period of time & multi-task on various projects with competing deadlines.
  • Solid understanding of technical accounting, financial reporting and valuation of complex financial instruments
  • Inspiring leader to peers and junior audit professionals

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Risk

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt

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