Governance Analyst IV - Risk & Audit Support
Fannie Mae - Reston, VA

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THE COMPANY

Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Today, our focus is on preventing foreclosures, making mortgages and rental housing as affordable as possible, and supporting the housing recovery. We are rapidly building and realigning our company to better serve the market as we support the Administration's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan.

Join our dedicated, diverse, high-performing workforce and put your unique talents to good use as we work with our partners to advance our nation's housing recovery.

For more information about Fannie Mae and our career opportunities, visit www.fanniemae.com.

The individual in this position will work on Fannie Mae's implementation of certain programs under the U.S. Department of the Treasury's ("Treasury") Making Home Affordable initiative. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status is required by Treasury for such individual, as is execution of a nondisclosure agreement and compliance with other Fannie Mae requirements per Treasury's guidelines.

JOB INFORMATION

Within the Back Office Business Operations unit this individual will support all phases of Audit projects (business manual control environment) adhering to general practices and established enterprise and business unit standards. This includes Audit preparation, population gathering, detailed 2 nd level evidence review and submission as well as management response preparation and detailed Audit report review. Incumbent serves as day-to-day project manager and team lead for multiple concurrent audit projects; provides project guidance and informal coaching to team as appropriate and looks to identify and implement process efficiencies. In addition, incumbent will provide operational risk and control guidance to business process owners for manual process inventory, and fully demonstrate generalized knowledge of the mortgage industry and specialized area expertise for the Back Office Operations business operations functional area.

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS

Functions in both a lead role and individual contributor role.

Provides guidance to colleagues/clients for effective control development, evidence QA, and population generation.

Identifies issues and develops solutions and resolves the most complex issues, as necessary. Uses Knowledge of specialty areas and full knowledge of related disciplines. Work is typically performed without direction.

Successfully perform all key job functions of the Senior Audit support role at a higher level of complexity, scope and autonomy.

Assist with coordinating and administering assignments, monitoring and reporting team progress and managing schedules.

Serve as day-to-day project leader (including project guidance and informal coaching) to ensure established processes are followed, effective status reporting is completed, deadlines are met and quality of deliverables meets standards.

Identify operational risks and assess potential impacts to Business Unit and recommend control/evidence solutions to business process owners

Continually strengthen or improve the control environment and evidence and population gathering techniques acting as a key driver of change within the functional unit.

Conduct second level/QA evidence review prior to submission to Audit entities. Review and finalize audit reports and other team deliverables with Risk and Controls Support Manager.

Leverage Risk and Controls Manager/Director guidance as needed. Communicate project team and audit objectives; inspire and motivate team to achieve results.

Create, plan and execute internal management testing and report out results and findings

Build and maintain relationships with business partners at the manager and staff levels. Provide advice and share Audit knowledge with business partner managers and staff to strengthen governance, risk and control environment, as appropriate.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Business Administration plus equivalent Master's Degree and/or MBA

CISA, CRISC, or CISM Certification

EXPERIENCE

5- 10 years of relevant experience

Previous practical project management experience

Previous hands on Audit preparation/execution (business/manual controls)

Mortgage Banking and/or previous Fannie Mae-specific experience

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Ability to identify business risks and provide guidance to establish/improve effective manual controls

Strong analytical and decision-making skills including ability to manage ambiguity, to recognize and clearly articulate trends, draw conclusions and make recommendations

Demonstrate organizational, analytical and research skills as well as the ability to conceptualize issues and develop effective processes, procedures, and solutions.

Ability to work, anticipate and adapt within an ever changing business environment and appropriately balance multiple priorities.

Exceptional written and oral communication and ability to establish/maintain strong customer relationships

Ability to create professional, organized and effective presentations and other documentation

Ability to effectively analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources to create a cohesive solution

Prior operational risk experience with facilitation of Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSA/RCSA-T) a plus

Ability to effectively work as an effective team player in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision

EMPLOYMENT

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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