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Internal Auditor III (Data Analytics)

Job Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to impact the future of the housing industry while being part of an inclusive team thriving in an energizing, flexible environment. Here, you will help lead our industry forward and make your career.

As an Internal Auditor III, you will have the opportunity to work on audits for Fannie Mae's internal groups while also being able to identify process gaps and propose solutions using bots and other technology. 

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a strong foundation in internal or external audit who is energized by that work and is interested in leveraging knowledge in technology and programming to develop time-saving and efficiency-increasing tools. 

The Internal Auditor III 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.


In this role you will have the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:

  • 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 Internal Auditor II 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 Audit Manager/Director - Specialty.
  • Conduct first-level review of Internal Auditor II work and documentation; leverage Internal Audit Manager/Director 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 Internal Audit Manager/Director.
  • Write ICIs, 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 Manager/Director and Internal Audit teams.
  • Provide informal, day-to-day coaching and guidance to other Internal Auditors on team. 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
  • MS and/or MBA preferred
  • Coursework or background in: Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, or Information Systems preferred
  • CFA, FRM/PRM, CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA, CISM, and/or CISSP preferred
  • 2 to 5 years of related experience
  • Ability to understand scenarios and requirements within business processes for building analytics, develop scripts to generate desired output, validate results with audit customers, document results, maintain a repository of analytics, and schedule the automated execution of certain analytics for the purpose of continuous auditing / monitoring.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to profile data using data analytic software and provide audit teams with insight into trends, anomalies, and unusual transactions that can be evidence of control gaps, data quality issues, lack of adequate monitoring, fraud, or process improvement opportunities through one or more of the following languages/tools (SQL, SAS, R, Python, Alteryx, ACL etc.)
  • Must demonstrate the ability to think beyond the development and execution of analytics within the audit cycle to the broad application of analytics throughout the audit cycle and across the enterprise.

The future is what you make it to be. Discover compelling opportunities at careers.fanniemae.com. 

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at careers_mailbox@fanniemae.com.

Successful job applicants will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. 

Req ID: 60079