• FVP Information Technology Auditor

  • Job Description


    PennyMac is a specialty financial services firm with a comprehensive mortgage platform and integrated business primarily focused on the production and servicing of U.S. residential mortgage loans and the management of investments related to the U.S. mortgage market.


    Internal Audit is an independent and objective examination, evaluation and reporting function that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of PennyMac.  Internal Audit’s objective is to bring a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management, and internal control environment.


    Internal Audit reports to the Audit Committees of the Entity Boards and is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Head of Internal Audit who reports administratively to the EVP, Governance & Risk.


    The group manager of internal audit is responsible for defining, administering and maintaining policies, programs and processes to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of internal controls to mitigate risk and promote compliance with financial reporting, GSE and regulatory requirements.  The group manager works in collaboration with the enterprise risk management teams and the business executives to scope the annual audit plan to include emerging business strategies and associated risks to support timely assessment and recommended improvement of respective processes and controls.  The group manager is responsible for presenting and obtaining approval of the internal audit plan to the respective audit committees of the entity boards, and serves as a liaison with external auditors to coordinate scheduling and partnered resourcing.

    Job Description


    • Develop and administer a 3-year rotational Internal Audit Plan
    • Establish direction and focus of major audits
    • Anticipate and provide solutions to the most complex findings/issues
    • Define and evolve structure of reporting to meet internal and external requirements
    • Work with business managers to administer ad hoc audits in accordance with company priorities
    • Work with line managers to monitor recommendations and remediation
    • Serve as liaison with external auditors

    Strategic Planning

    • Contribute to the development of business unit goals and action plans to anticipate and support the needs of a growth-oriented company
    • Provide consultation on audit topics


    • Maintain an informed perspective on organizational risks for influence of audit schedule, focus and remediation activities
    • Report to the CFO, CEO or Board Audit Committee(s) regarding performance relative to the approved Internal Audit Plan and other matters
    • Work with senior management to develop Policies and Procedures
    • Maintain and publish status and exception management reporting


    • Allocate and coordinate resources and manage HR-related issues within the department
    • Provides training and guidance to team members
    • Completes special assignments necessary to support business strategy
    • Demonstrates behaviors which are aligned with the organization’s desired culture and values (ethics, trust, empathy, excellence, partnership, innovation)
    • Fulfill on role-base compliance, personal skill and professional development requirements
    • Adhere to company code of conduct and policies and procedures

    Ideal Candidate will have the following:

    • CPA, CIA, or CISA preferred
    • 10 years of accounting/industry experience
    • In-depth knowledge of the firm’s products and the investment management industry
    • Broad understanding of technology’s strategic role and impact
    • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field’s concepts, practices & procedures
    • Relies on extensive experience & judgment to plan and accomplish goals
    • General computer skills; including use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Project or Program Management professional
    • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; conceptualizes solutions
    • Communication - Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of leadership and think in a strategic manner. Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.  Capable or representing and presenting all aspects of the business to investors and the senior leadership of the company
    • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions
    • Leadership – Establishes credibility and displays self confidence that earns organizational trust. Ability to lead multiple teams simultaneously and change priorities as needed to meet business demands
    • Task Management – Demonstrates ability to advance multiple priority assignments concurrently and within established deadlines
    • Teamwork – Competent at working in partnership with team members to deliver expected results
    • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities, use time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
    • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
    • Staff Management – Assesses staff skill levels, assigning work appropriately, and facilitating team development/optimization

    Years of Experience:

    Bachelor's Degree

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