Full Job Description
With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.
The Internal Audit Associate uses operational and technical skills to support the DFS Internal Audit Department objectives. With oversight from the Lead and Supervisor the Internal Audit Associate is assigned to a schedule of internal audit reviews where they will follow the DFS Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and assess controls, test key controls, develop findings and communicate with clients to develop and follow up on action plans.
The audits and special reviews will be of the Corporate Risk Management, Finance, Treasury, and or Human Resources, functions within DFS with an objective to improve controls and efficiencies of the activities reviewed.
Completes assigned audit tasks using department tools, within guidelines, and within established timelines.
Develops detailed risk assessments. Identifies and assess controls against best practices.
Highlights potential findings for discussion with audit leader.
Audit Lifecycle: (Planning, fieldwork, reporting)
With oversight from the Lead and Supervisor:
Attend walk through meetings and document narratives/flowcharts
Complete the audit tasks that are assigned
Assist with the identification and documentation of risks, controls and tests in the automated work paper system
Attend and contribute to all periodic update meetings with internal audit management
Document work papers in accordance with Internal Audit Methodology or direction provided by the lead in a concise and logical manner
Understand how applications and related Information Technology (IT) risks and controls support achievement of business processing objectives
Experience with automated work paper system (Pentana) is a plus
As an Associate independently:
Demonstrate an awareness of Internal Audit Methodology by actively participating in every phase of the audit including planning, fieldwork and reporting
Has a foundational understanding of enterprise risk management activities, frameworks and concepts
Complete assigned audits/audit tasks using department tools, standards and guidelines within established timetables with high quality results
Possess an awareness of the business unit activities under audit
Escalate potential findings in a concise format to the audit lead for discussion
Follow-up of assigned actions from the audit (status updates and verifications)
Strategic Thinking: (Thought leadership practices):
Continue to develop skill sets by meeting required training and obtaining advanced degrees and/or certification pursuant to department guidelines
Participate in special projects or other duties as assigned
At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Information Technology, Analytics, or related field
1+ years related to audit, accounting, risk management, or relevant business experience.
Exhibit ability to establish and leverage team and client relationships
Practical experience in risk management activities, audit, or regulatory examinations helpful
Experience in Financial Services, Banking, Credit Card or Public Accounting preferred
Individuals that have achieved professional credentials, or working toward professional certification preferred (CIA, CERP, CFE, CPA, CISA, or other relevant certification)
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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.
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