Reston, Virginia

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to impact the future of the housing industry while being part of an inclusive team thriving in an energizing environment. Here, you will help lead our industry forward and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued colleague on our team, you will provide expert advice on overseeing and governing Fannie Mae's operational effectiveness and efficiency, reliable financial reporting, and compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.

The Operations Risk - Internal Controls - Senior Associate role you will be conducting control testing on operational activities and promote proactive risk management by accessing internal controls. It will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:
  • Implement and manage processes and procedures for gathering information on the organization's operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Manage the review of the organization's financial reports.
  • Manage organizational compliance with policies, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Promote proactive risk management by managing internal controls.



Minimum Required Experiences
  • 2 years of relevant experience
  • The group of skills related to Risk Assessment and Management including evaluating and designing controls, conducting impact assessments, identifying control gaps, remediating risk, etc.
  • Solid time management and the ability to understand and follow internal control testing methodology in planning, testing, and reporting procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand business processes and how they align to internal policy, standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong critical thinking abilities while evaluating an organization's risk and controls.
  • Proactively identify process improvements that will improve risk assessments and controls.
  • Working with people with different functional expertise respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal
  • The group of skills related to Relationship Management including managing and engaging stakeholders, customers, and vendors, building relationship networks, contracting, etc.
  • Working with people with different functional expertise respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal
Desired Experiences
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 4 years of relevant experience in Operations Risk.
  • Having experience with Operational Risk for a financial services company
  • The group of skills related to Governance and Compliance including creating policies, evaluating compliance, conducting internal investigations, developing data governance, etc.
  • Skilled in documentation and database reporting for the purposes of analysis, data discovery, and decision-making with the use of relevant software such as Crystal Reports, Excel, or SSRS
  • Experience gathering accurate information to explain concepts and answer critical questions
  • Skilled in presenting information and/or ideas to an audience in a way that is engaging and easy to understand

Additional Information

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Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at

Job ID: REF3168D


Reston, Virginia


We are Future Makers at Fannie Mae, and our mission is to deliver stability and affordability to America’s housing market. We help make the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage possible, and we’re passionate about increasing access to affordable housing, advancing technology to build a better mortgage process, and creating green finance products to drive environmental sustainability.

Are you a Future Maker looking to join a diverse, collaborative team? We welcome your interest in helping us tackle tomorrow’s challenges today.

We continue to hire for all open roles, with interviewing and onboarding conducted virtually until further notice.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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