Previous Job
Internal Auditor III - Finance
Ref No.: 18-16709
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Internal Auditor III - Finance
Washington, DC - Possible Remote
Direct Hire

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Professional designation (e.g., CIA, CPA) required.
Four or more years of public accounting, internal audit, risk management or other related business experience. 
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance or related risk and control experience.
Experience in controls testing.

Client 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.


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 Client'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.

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
3+ years of related experience

BA or BS degree in accounting, finance, business or other related discipline required.
Four or more years of public accounting, internal audit, risk management or other related business experience preferred.
Professional designation (e.g., CIA, CPA) required.
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance or related risk and control experience.
Experience in controls testing.
Demonstrated ability to document and analyze a business or operational process from start to end in order to evaluate risk, identify controls, and establish the framework for overall risk assessment
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present analysis and conclusions with clarity and professionalism
Ability to communicate across business lines, with all levels of management
Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Access and/or MS Visio.