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Freddie Mac

Risk and Controls Manager

Freddie Mac - McLean, VA

Risk and Controls Manager


Asset Management

Risk Type:


Position OverviewThis position will manage risk and activities for certain Shared Information Assets (SIAs) of the Single-Family Business. The candidate will conduct on-going risk assessments, ensure appropriate controls are implemented and complete control remediation as needed. This position will be responsible for coordination of internal and external audit activities and SOX control testing that impact the SIAs. This position requires sound judgment, persistence and well-developed organizational skills.

Responsibilities include:

• Oversee the establishment, maintenance, and execution of SOX and operational controls ensuring the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of the SIAs

• Continuous monitoring of the control environment to identify control gaps, emerging risks and mitigation strategies, as well as opportunities to streamline and optimize the control environment

• Track, monitor and report on risk and control issues

• Coordinate with upstream and downstream Risk and Control teams to insure transparency and open communication in the end-to-end design of controls

• Ensure optimal control design for Single Family top initiatives

• Coordinate audits, SOX, and Operational Controls testing efforts; includes managing action plans to ensure they are completed timely and accurately

• Conduct regularly scheduled attestations and streamline disparate attestation processes

• Oversee security and Non-Disclosure Agreement processes for access to the SIAs

• Coordinate Records Information Management (RIM) and Business Continuity Planning activities for the department

• Maintain risks and controls documentation in corporate tool

• Partner with Data Stewards to conduct risk and control assessments and execute BARC process

• Build and maintain relationships in support of Three Lines of Defense model

• Supervise, develop and recruit staffQualifications

•Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent work experience

•5 - 8 years of audit, control, compliance or operational risk experience in the financial services industry

•Demonstrated ability to assess the adequacy of internal controls in mitigating risk

•Experience implementing Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and/or Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSA)

•Experience defining and documenting business processes and functions

• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including strong presence

• Strong people management skills and the ability to develop a team

• Ability to effectively collaborate with upstream and downstream risk and controls stakeholders and influence outcomesPreferred Skills

•CPA, CIA, CISA or other professional certification

•Public accounting or internal audit experience

•MBA or other advanced degree

•Knowledge of secondary mortgage market and Freddie Mac's business

•Excellent oral and written communication skills

•Ability to think critically and logically

•Ability to develop effective relationships across the firm

•Ability to influence others

•Proven leadership and mentoring capabilitiesToday, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

Employment Type:

Full Time


Americas, United States






Post Date:


20 days 18 hours ago

Freddie Mac


Risk and Controls Manager Freddie Mac - McLean, VA, United States


Location: McLean, VA

Company Profile:
Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress in 1970 with a public mission to stabilize the nation's residential mortgage markets and expand opportunities for homeownership and affordable rental housing. Our statutory mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market.