Director, Internal Audit-Business Strategy at Discover (Chicago, IL or Remote)
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
Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business.
It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories. Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.
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.
About Internal Audit:
Discover’s Internal Audit (IA) Department has a commitment to provide insightful perspectives, leverage specialized talent, and deliver a refreshing experience to all of our stakeholders. This commitment is met through collaborative, hard-working, highly motivated, and technically skilled professionals who consistently deliver high-quality work in a challenging and fast-paced environment. IA brings a consultative and progressive approach to their work, which is predicated on a culture of enhancing risk management and business outcomes for Discover, actively contributing to the development of its professionals, and embracing a mindset of innovation and continuous improvement. The department of approximately 150 professionals globally is viewed as a critical piece of the risk management framework and is valued as a trusted voice and indispensable partner.
The Director of Internal Audit- Business Strategy is responsible for developing and evaluating strategies for the business unit. The Director plays a pivotal role in ensuring the success of Internal Audit as a function and ensuring value is provided to the company. This role supports department leadership, including the CAE and Vice Presidents, in continually improving Audit’s perceived and actual value and driving a culture of continuous improvement. Responsible for direction and oversight of teams that manage department operations and communication as well as board level reporting
Manages and interprets Finance-provided data on business unit performance. Partners with Finance representatives to understand company priorities and the impact to Internal Audit. Identifies and implements simple and informative measures to track progress and works with department leadership and Finance to update on progress and adjust as necessary.
Guides strategy development teams in addressing pressing business issues. Engages with department leadership and related business partners to identify and address current challenges. Guides team and leadership in balancing addressing current challenges with longer term strategic program changes. Manages both current challenges and longer term strategic changes.
Manages talent acquisition and development activities. Partner with department leadership on talent assessment and needs and work with HR and others on strategies for addressing needs. Work with department leadership and direct reports to identify training and development needs and develop annual and ongoing training program to address needs.
Manages direct reports and daily operations of the department including but not limited to audit committee reporting; methodology change management process; regulatory requests and interactions; quality assurance program; dynamic planning and risk assessment processes; department events, communication, and engagement programs.
Provides logistical support and thought leadership for many of the activities intended to set strategic direction and maintain alignment within business unit (e.g., managing weekly Senior Operations staff meetings, participating in business unit scorecard and process reviews, organizing and conducting periodic strategy sessions for officers and directors and coordinating the creation of Executive Committee and Board-level presentations).
Bachelor’s Degree required.
8+ years of Financial Services, Management Consulting or related experience. In Lieu of education, 15+ years of experience required.
2+ years of people management experience
Audit Experience and knowledge of IPPF highly preferred
Experience running an Internal Audit professional practices team for a large Internal Audit department preferred
Strong written and verbal communication.
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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.