Fannie Mae Careers

Financial Accountant I

Washington, District of Columbia
Accounting


Job Description

THE COMPANY

Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

For more information about Fannie Mae, visit http://www.fanniemae.com/progress

JOB INFORMATION

Operate with considerable latitude in performing highly complex duties related to preparing and analyzing financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy. Provide value-added expertise to consultants, auditors, and others in development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Utilize wide-ranging experience to conduct research and problem-solving. May operate in a lead role within the team.

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Compile, review, analyze, and record financial information to the general ledger. Complete monthly closings.
  • Prepare balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliations to ensure general ledger account information is accurate, consistent, traceable, and auditable.
  • Execute and manage timely and accurate transactions.
  • Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and operate in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.
  • Design and produce reports.
  • Conduct research and analyses on highly complex issues. Devise creative and effective solutions.
  • Provide requested information to auditors, consultants, and others on highly significant matters requiring coordination.
  • Design, modify, install, and/or maintain accounting systems to ensure adequate recognition of financial transactions.
  • May perform highly complex projects or participate as a team member on projects at the highest level of complexity.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CPA

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • 6+ years of related experience

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting procedures and methods, and the ability to apply them to complex transactions
  • Ability to absorb information and data from multiple sources, apply analytical skills, and produce thoughtful and strategic recommendations for ultimate presentation to the customer
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and working with large data sets
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionality and build strong relationships with business and technical staff is required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with colleagues across the organization in a matrix environment
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to changes in priorities, assignments, and processes
  • Prior experience in process improvement or automation preferred
  • Accounting experience in secondary mortgage market preferred

EMPLOYMENT                

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.

 

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Req ID: 55132