Internal Auditor 

Washington, D.C.

Job Summary

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 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Must possess a CPA, CIA, CFA, or CIDA.
  • Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields of (including but not limited to) mortgage backed securities, derivatives, liquidity risk management, interest rate risk management, understanding the mortgage market, and trading of the mortgage backed securities.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Strong ability to apply risk concepts and identify the appropriate audit procedures to meet the intended objectives.
  • Ability to identify the underlying cause and effect of an issue raised.