IT Audit Senior

Freddie Mac
24 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Freddie Mac's Information Technology (IT) audit team focuses on providing independent assurance over how Information & Technology risk is managed at Freddie Mac.

Staff members on the IT audit team are highly–skilled audit, risk management, and/or technology 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 Information & Technology risk by providing independent, objective, and value–added assurance of risk management, governance, and controls.

The IT Audit Senior will be part of this team and focus on executing end–to–end audit services focused on Information & Technology risk. This spans over multiple areas, such as covering information and technology risks while reviewing Freddie Mac's core business processes (integrated audits) down to participating in audits focused on core Information Technology General Controls (infrastructure audits). 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 in both the lines of business and Information Technology.

Responsibilities include:

* Work as part of audit teams and ensure work is completed on time and in keeping with professional standards.
* Maintain, track and communicate status of assigned work to stakeholders.
* Participate in the development of procedures, and perform and document work such as walkthroughs and controls testing in accordance with Internal Audit standards.
* Based on the work performed, identify and draft strategic, business focused issues and effectively communicate results to relevant stakeholders.
* Prepare draft audit planning documents, audit procedures, and final reports for review by the Supervisor/Manager based on the work performed
* Monitor management's remediation of identified issues and test the effectiveness of the remediation.


* Minimum of 2 years working experience with a focus on risk based auditing of Information & Technology risks in a large IT environment
* Bachelor's degree (a blend of technical skills and business skills is optimal) in Management Information Systems, Business Administration with an emphasis in Technology, Computer Science, Accounting Information Systems or related discipline
* Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) (or commitment to get certified within one year)
* Knowledge of industry standards such as COBIT, ITIL, and ISO
* 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

Key to Success in This Role

* Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
* Strong consultation and communication skills
* Ability to work with and collaborate across the team
* Deep curiosity to learn about the business, new trends and how to do things better

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
* Partnership – Collaborate with team and across the business.
* Seek and Embrace Change – Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
* Growth and Development – Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

* Additional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
* Experience in cloud based environments
* Banking/financial services experience

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.