Accounts Payable Specialist at Discover
Discover. A brighter future.
With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.
Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.Job Description
Responsible for engaging with business partners to understand transactions and activities. Ensures reports and transactional information is accurate for financial reporting, accounting records, inclusion in filings, and payments. Completes control activities in support of accurate books and records.
This position is expected to audit concur expense reports, analyze any exceptions, identifying root cause and devise resolutions to ensure that employee reimbursements are processed accurately in a timely manner and be in compliance with Company Policies & Standard and Corporate Expense Policy. The responsibility also includes validation of vendor setup and update, and assist in auditing tasks and AP tax reporting reviews.Responsibilities
Identifies and implements control improvements and process efficiencies. Supports automations, cost reduction opportunities, system enhancements, and collaboration efforts.
Manages the flow of transactions through various internal and external systems. Supports system testing efforts, trouble shooting, and requirements-gathering activities. Ensures the accuracy and integrity of information entered into the procurement-to-payment systems. Ensures transactions are appropriately reflected.
Provides support and education to internal customers on processes, policies, and controls. Participates in cross-functional teams to support the advancement of priorities in areas of responsibility, new business initiatives, and resolution of production events.
Ensures timely completion of transactional procurement-to-payment activities from requisition to disbursement. Gathers relevant supporting details from source reports and business partners. Identifies the root cause of issues and the appropriate resolutions.
Provides financial reporting, audits, and compliance to satisfy requests.
Ensure employee reimbursement requests are in compliance with company policies.
Audit expense reports on a daily basis, verifying accuracy, justification, and required documentation. Report any findings to management in a clear, fact-based manner.
Act as primary contact for all levels of the organization, providing excellent customer support.
Provide informal training as needed and offer continuous improvement ideas to system functionality. Perform research on requests from Audit Department. Handle calls through the Enterprise Help Desk and respond to Emails within Department SLA.
Ad Hoc projects as assigned or Concur Reporting as requested
Validate vendor setup & update in inform on a daily basis
Perform daily manual vendor audits
Review tax withholding on wire invoices
Review the invoices in Ariba AP Compliance Queue
Quarterly Legal Settlement Payment reviews
Quarterly Foreign Payment reviews;
Answer employee questions related to expense reimbursement and invoice matters, including approval levels, documentation requirements and payment status.
Respond phone calls or emails directly from the supplier requesting information, maintain a professional attitude when interacting with internal and external customers in a manner that conforms to departmental standards.
Maintain a working knowledge of departmental and company accounting policies and procedures and be able to apply this knowledge to daily activities.
Understand all AP Sox Controls.
Execute on daily responsibilities in accordance with these controls.
Perform daily OFAC review, reporting any discrepancies to the Compliance department.
Assist Internal and External Audit departments in research as appropriate.
At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
1+ years of experience in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
In lieu of a degree, 4+ years of experience in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
If we had our say, we’d also look for:
2+ years of experience in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field
Accounts Payable, P2P, or related certification
What are you waiting for? Apply today!
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.