IT Audit Manager

Audit Compliance & Quality
McLean, VA
October 3, 2017
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Position Overview

Freddie Mac’s Information Technology (IT) audit team focuses on providing independent assurance over how Information & Technology risk is managed at Freddie Mac.
Staff members on the IT audit team are highly-skilled audit, risk management, and/or technology professionals with a demonstrated ability to provide value added audit and advisory services to Freddie Mac. The team plays a critical role in shaping Freddie Mac’s approach to managing Information & Technology risk by providing independent, objective, and value-added assurance of risk management, governance, and controls.
The IT Audit Manager will be part of this team and focus on driving end-to-end audit services focused on Information & Technology risk. This spans multiple areas, such as covering technology risk while reviewing Freddie Mac’s core business processes down to driving audits focused on core Information Technology General Controls. As part of the Third Line of Defense the candidate will work closely with risk partners in the Second Line of Defense and practitioners in the First Line of Defense in both the lines of business and Information Technology. As part of the leadership of the IT Audit team the IT Audit Manager will have the opportunity to help lead and develop an innovative, agile and high performing team.

Responsibilities include:
* Schedule and oversee the work of audit teams to ensure it is completed on time and in keeping with professional standards.
* Perform and document work such as audit scoping, procedure development, walkthroughs and controls testing of higher risk and/or complex areas in accordance with Internal Audit standards.
* Provide consultative advice to business and IT management on current or emerging Information & Technology risk, control and governance matters.
* Review monthly risk metrics of the First and Second Line of Defense and industry news to identify emerging issues and trends and communicate implications to senior leadership within Internal Audit and Freddie Mac.
* Based on the work performed, draft strategic, business focused audit reports to identify and communicate issues.
* Conduct internal training sessions to help other audit teams understand Information and Technology risk.
* Build strong relationships with leaders across the First and Second Lines of Defense to enable strong collaboration, while maintaining Internal Audit’s independence.
* Perform people management related tasks such as performance evaluations, coaching, and creating development plans.


* Minimum of 8 years working experience, with at least 2 years of management experience. Experience must include a minimum of 4 years auditing Information & Technology risks in a large IT environment.
* Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration with an emphasis in Technology, Computer Science, Accounting Information Systems or related discipline
* Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
* Working knowledge of industry standards such as COBIT, NIST, and ISO
* Must work well in a team-oriented environment as well as individually
* Must work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
* Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills

* Master’s Degree in one of the above disciplines
* Additional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

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.