Fannie Mae Careers

Accountant III

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

The Accountant III position is part of the Corporate Tax team within Accounting Operations.  The Accountant III will apply comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, practices, and standards in performing complex duties related to preparing and analyzing financial information to record transactions, prepare reports, and review and verify accuracy. Work with consultants, auditors, and others to analyze and provide information on operational, reporting, or system impact related to policy changes and new products. Contribute to special projects. 

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, accurate transactions.
  • Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and participate in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls.
  • Design and produce reports.
  • Conduct research and analyses.
  • Provide requested information to auditors, consultants, and others on significant matters requiring coordination.
  • May design, modify, install, and/or maintain accounting systems to ensure adequate recognition of financial transactions.
  • May perform moderately complex accounting projects or participate as a team member on highly complex projects.
EDUCATION  
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required    
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE  
  • 4+  years of related experience
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS   
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP accounting principles
  • Experience with monthly accounting close; strong knowledge of debits and credits
  • Familiarity with financial statements and financial disclosures
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Strong attention to detail with a focus on accuracy
  • Comfortable working in an agile team based environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding environment; Intellectually curious
  
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: 55871