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Senior Auditor-Capital Markets

Company: Synergy
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Assist with planning, executing and reporting financial, operational and compliance related audits/projects to facilitate compliance with federal laws, corporate standards and generally accepted accounting principals. Senior Internal Auditors are expected to fully demonstrate generalized knowledge of the mortgage industry and Fannie Mae's business operations and to pursue specialized functional area expertise in one or more areas.
Successfully perform all key job functions of the Internal 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 Audit Manager/Director. Conduct first-level review of Internal Auditor 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 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 Internal 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.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS 3 years of experience in audits of internal controls preferred. Experience working in a trading environment preferred. Knowledge of or experience in front office preferred but not required Knowledge of financial products such as derivatives, futures, options, commodities, fixed income, ABS/MBS/CMBS, swaps, swaptions, etc., preferred but not required. Prior experience in pricing and valuations preferred but not required. Demonstrated ability to document and analyze a business or operation in order to evaluate risk and identify and test controls. Analytical skills, including the ability to evaluate facts and data to draw conclusions, even if information is limited as well as explain problems or situations using a systematic framework. Strong communication skills, including ability to build relationships and articulate thoughts clearly and effectively. Ability to articulate a basic understanding of the current role of Fannie Mae in the market as well as of the lending industry and secondary mortgage market. Ability to succeed in a frequently changing and unstructured environment and deal with ambiguity. Team player that works collaboratively with various team members to accomplish integrated solutions.

Keywords: Synergy, Washington DC , Senior Auditor-Capital Markets, Accounting, Auditing , Washington, DC

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