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Manager Accounting - P116678_S2

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Directs work of staff through effective delegation, serving as subject matter expert on multiple and complex business activities. Demonstrates perspective and critical thinking that is cross-functional, extending beyond immediate area of responsibility. Able to get to the heart of an issue and formulate solutions, leveraging technical expertise. Challenges the status quo by evaluating situations from multiple facets. Manages staff training, development, and performance in area of responsibility.

Develops relationships, expanding leadership influence to accomplish results through others. Responsible for the design and operating effectiveness of the control environment within the area of responsibility. Applies judgement for the appropriate application of Corporate Policy, GAAP, Regulation, or established framework. Interacts effectively with senior management as well as external parties, including auditors. Demonstrates accountability and leadership in the advancement of priorities, independent of management oversight. Promotes a risk-aware culture, ensures efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

  • Manages a team responsible for the completion of accounting control activities, such as account reconciliations, journal entries, and month-end close. Routinely reviews and approves work of all staff members, ensuring all accounting responsibilities are completed timely, accurately, and with documentation to support.

  • Leads cross-functional teams to support the advancement of new business initiatives and/or resolution of production events impacting the business. As relevant, ensures all new initiatives contain adequate accounting requirements and are tested successfully to ensure no interruption to financial reporting.

  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise within areas of responsibility. Routinely fields request from staff and business partners regarding accounting subjects. Provides ongoing accounting leadership to support business partners throughout the company.

  • Represents team responsibilities during month-end and quarter-end financial close. Ensures timely and accurate financial reporting is provided for all areas assigned.

  • Oversees efforts relating to financial reporting, internal and external audits, and compliance. Ensures documentation provided is accurate and all reviews are performed successfully without evidence of control gaps within span of control.

  • Manages workload and resource allocation against team objectives by providing clear direction to staff and Senior Manager or Director. Provides ongoing training and development to staff. Routinely engages with staff via regular meetings and informal discussions. Provides performance feedback and career support to direct reports.

  • Continually seeks efficiency and control improvements to further capabilities of the team. Leverages internal capabilities and external resources as needed to independently pursue opportunities to strengthen the team.


Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 6+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Master's Degree in MBA or Accounting

  • 8+ years of experience in Direct Banking or Payment Services

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-08-22 Expires: 2019-10-20

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

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