Fannie Mae Careers

Sr. IT Auditor

Washington, District of Columbia

Job Description


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.

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The Senior IT Auditor assists with planning, executing and reporting audits of complex functionalities and output of various information technology systems, applications or platforms/operating systems, financial and statistical models, or risk management activities for compliance with corporate policies and procedures. Fully demonstrate generalized knowledge of the mortgage industry and Fannie Mae's business operations. Demonstrate developing specialized knowledge of the mortgage industry and Fannie Mae's business operations as it relates to models, risk management, or technology systems.

  • Apply specialized technical knowledge and expertise to perform reviews relating to the full life cycle of models, information technology applications, or risk management/analysis used across the company. 
  • Successfully perform all key job functions of the Staff IT Auditor role at a higher level of complexity, scope and autonomy. Coordinate and lead audit team meetings to discuss the audit plan, including audit background, preliminary objectives/scope (identified during the Annual Audit Planning process), audit budget, audit execution schedule, affected departments, contacts and expectations. Take ownership and independently manage subsets of audits with minimal oversight from IT Audit Management. 
  • Conduct first-level review of Staff IT Auditor’s work and documentation; leverage Internal Audit Management guidance as needed. Review audit documentation; begin to determine risks and the potential impact of risks on the organization. Perform root cause analysis on exceptions identified during audits. Validate and document Risk Control Matrix; write test procedures based on Risk Control Matrix. Draft audit reports; revise and finalize with Audit Management. 
  • Write audit issues, discuss with audit management and validate issues with customers; assist with additional report writing as needed. Assist with tracking results of prior audits, identifying audit themes across organizations and determining if appropriate corrective action has been taken regarding significant audit concerns. Contribute to strengthening and improving the governance, risk and control environment of the organization; share issues, ideas and recommendations with the Internal Audit Management and other Internal Audit teams. 
  • Provide informal, day-to-day coaching and guidance to Staff Auditors. Share knowledge of specialty areas to build knowledge and capabilities across Internal Audit. Build and maintain relationships with business partners at the manager and staff levels. Provide advice and share Internal Audit knowledge with business partner managers and staff to strengthen governance, risk and control environments, as appropriate.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required    
  • 3+  years of related experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in IT audit, consulting, or risk management
  • At least one of the certifications is required: CISA, CIA, CISSP, CPA
  • Working knowledge of technology infrastructure is required, e.g. Network, Operating Systems (Unix, Windows), Databases, Middleware, Web Applications
  • General understanding of information security practice, industry frameworks, and regulatory requirements related to Cybersecurity and/or Cloud implementation
  • Experience with DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
  • Experience working within Agile methodologies
  • Critical thinking and data analytic skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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: 56037