Internal Audit Lead

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
May 07, 2021
May 08, 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 mission of the Internal Audit Division is to provide independent, objective assurance designed to add value and improve operations. Freddie Mac's Single-Family (SF) Audit team focuses on providing independent assurance over how credit, operational, and strategic risks are managed at Freddie Mac.

**This position can be performed from the following locations: McLean (VA), Irvine and Los Angeles (CA), Atlanta (GA), Carrolton (TX), New York (NY) and Chicago (IL). **

Our Impact:

Staff members on the SF audit team are highly-skilled audit and risk management professionals with a demonstrated ability to provide value added audit and advisory services to Freddie Mac. The team plays a critical role in shaping Freddie Mac's approach to managing credit, operational, and strategic risks by providing independent, objective, and value-added assurance of risk management, governance, and controls.

Your Impact:
The Audit Lead will be part of this team and focus on executing end-to-end audit services focused on the Single-Family business. As part of the Third Line of Defense the candidate will work closely with risk partners in the Second Line of Defense and practitioners in the First Line of Defense.

  • Minimum of 6 years working experience. Experience must include a minimum of 4 years auditing
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems or related discipline
  • Must work well in a team-oriented environment as well as individually
  • Must work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), other relevant certifications (or commitment to get certified within one year)
  • Experience performing data analysis using data mining and visualization techniques (Tableau, SAS, SQL, R, Python and/or ACL)
  • Banking/financial services experience

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Work independently or as part of audit teams and ensure work is completed on time and in keeping with professional standards.
  • Maintain, track and communicate project status to stakeholders.
  • Perform and document work such as procedure development, walkthroughs and controls testing in accordance with Internal Audit standards.
  • Provide consultative advice to business management on current or emerging credit/operational risks, control and governance matters.
  • Monitor management's remediation of identified issues and test the effectiveness of the remediation.
  • Based on the work performed, identify and draft strategic, business focused issues and effectively communicate results to relevant stakeholders.
  • Conduct internal training sessions to share knowledge and best practices.
  • Within the context of individual audits, perform people management related tasks such as coaching and project performance evaluations.

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:Finance

FLSA Status:Exempt

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