Internal Audit Data Analytics Professional

Freddie Mac Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 2 days ago

Position Overview

The mission of the Internal Audit Division is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve operations. Within Internal Audit, the Models and Data Analytics team partners with other audit teams to assess the risks and operational effectiveness of the business units in Freddie Mac. The Audit Senior will focus on identifying key risks and performing data analysis using data mining and visualization techniques that allow for an in-depth review of business processes, performance, and risk metrics.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coaching and developing team members in both technical analytic skills and general audit execution

  • Supporting team in defining potential audit procedures

  • Performing data analysis using tools like SAS/SQL/ACL in support of internal audit procedures

  • Identifying aspects of a business process that need further investigation

  • Developing an understanding of trends in data and identifying anomalies

  • Assessing data quality and outliers in large populations

  • Validating data intensive reports and End-User Computing applications

  • Meeting with process owners for understanding key risks, controls, systems, and data sources

  • Expanding the work on audit engagements to encompass on-going data driven monitoring techniques

  • Developing data visualizations and presentations that enhance the understanding and value for the consumers

  • Documenting the results of analytic procedures in a narrative format that is easy to understand for non-technical consumers

  • Understanding of data governance concepts

  • Developing quantitative measures for the impact of identified business issues

  • Preparing well written and convincing issue documentation and audit reports

Qualifications

  • Typically has 2 to 4+ years of experience performing data analysis using data analytics tools like SAS, SQL, R, Python and/or ACL

  • BS or MS in Data Analytics (Data Science), Management Information Systems, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Math, Economics or related study

  • Experience with the application of advanced statistical and mathematical concepts

Preferred Skills

  • At least 2 to 4 years of progressive experience in Internal Audit or a Big 4 Assurance/Consulting practice

  • SAS Programming Certification and/or SAS programming experience

  • Training or experience in basic data science techniques and their application

  • MS in Statistics or Mathematics

  • Exposure to Capital Market projects

  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis or modeling languages (R, Python, etc.)

  • Experience with advanced statistical modeling methodologies such as Generalized Linear Models, Nonlinear Mixed Models, Hierarchical models, etc.

  • Experience using data visualization tools (Excel, SAS Visual Analytics, Spotfire, Tableau, MicroStrategy, etc.)

  • Experience using business intelligence (BI) software and developing dashboard analytics

  • CIA, CPA, CISA certifications or interest in obtaining a certification in one of these disciplines

Closing Statement

Today, 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.


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