Assist the Chief Audit Executive & Internal Audit Team in the execution and planning of internal audits of the operations of the Office of Finance (OF) and REFCORP, as well as the annual risk assessment, and the subsequent issuance of reports to senior management and the OF Board of Directors. Perform related assurance activities such as continuous monitoring, data analytics, issue validation, in compliance with the independence standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditing. As part of the Third Line , communicate regularly with all levels of management regarding risk assessments and audit results providing credible assurance and effective challenge.
All newly hired employees at the Office of Finance will be required to present acceptable proof of vaccination confirming that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their commencement of employment with the Office of Finance, subject to reasonable accommodation considerations under applicable law.
Develop risk-based audit programs and lead and execute audits of business and information technology functions including evaluation of governance, risk management, and controls
Prepare workpapers that document the work performed as well as the results
Lead presentations or meetings to discuss audit results or provide overview of audit processes
Write clear, concise audit reports that communicate overall results, which may include risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies as well as recommendations for improving the organization’s operations, in terms of both efficient and effective performance
Review the controls of new systems, processes and services prior to implementation
Conduct and appropriately document special examinations and projects as assigned
Identify and develop auditing procedures and techniques that improve audit coverage and efficiency, including mapping of industry frameworks and regulations to audit procedures
Identify and develop data analytics opportunities and maintain the existing continuous monitoring program
Coordinate with external auditor entities to develop direct reliance procedures on OF internal audit for the annual independent audit process
Coordinate with multiple parties (business and external auditors) to facilitate the annual SOC 1 Type II report and/or External Audit
Assist with the development of the annual audit risk assessment and annual audit plan
Assist in the preparation of Audit Committee materials
Facilitate preparation for annual regulatory examinations
Participate in aspects of the Internal Audit division’s administration activities such as vendor management and information governance
Support the OF’s diversity and inclusion strategy by following policies and procedures that promote opportunities for employees and diverse business partners
PRINCIPAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; accounting, finance, computer science or related major preferred
3 to 6 years of relevant job experience through public accounting, internal auditing and/or industry experience
Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
Ability to build and maintain respectful relationships across the organization, listen and integrate ideas from diverse groups of individuals, collaborate with others, and resolve conflicts constructively
Ability to proactively manage time and workload with minimal supervision
Effective oral and written communication
MS Office proficiency
Experience implementing data analytics in the audit process
Ability to develop complex MS Excel formulas and build maintain MS Access databases
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Professional license or accreditation (CPA, CIA, or CISA)
Knowledge of capital markets, including securities issuance, servicing and operations, regulation, and business practices
Experience in a highly regulated environment and in working with regulators
Experience in IT auditing
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture, hair type and protective hairstyles), color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, uniformed service member status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Located in Reston, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC, the Office of Finance (OF) is operated on behalf of the Federal Home Loan Banks. Its primary function is to issue and service all debt securities for the regional FHLBanks, while obtaining the most cost-effective terms possible given current market conditions. Related activities include the compilation and publication of the combined financial statements, analysis and joint development of new funding opportunities, and educational outreach to inform investors and other interested parties about FHLBank debt products. These efforts can include investor road shows, sales conferences, adopting dealer/FHLBank recommendations, preparing brochures and educational materials, and enhancing the Office of Finance website.
The OF also provides the FHLBanks with credit and general capital market information/data, and manages the relationship with the credit rating agencies. In addition, the OF administers the Resolution Funding Corporation (REFCORP), a tax-exempt government corporation.