Financial Accountant I

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.

For more information about Fannie Mae, visit

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.

  • Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and operate in a lead capacity in making changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk; play a key role in driving projects and initiatives.
  • As a senior accountant, provide guidance, mentoring and support to junior team members.
  • 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.
  • 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 lead on projects at the highest level of complexity. 


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • 6+ years of related experience 
  • CPA or CPA in progress preferred.
  • Public accounting or consulting experience preferred.
  • Understanding of the monthly close process. Previous operational accounting experience in a large company setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with resolving issues and exceptions in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to streamline and automate.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and at different levels within the organization.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel required.
  • Financial services experience preferred. 

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: 58034