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Senior Associate, IT Audit

| North Suburbs

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:

At Discover Financial Services (DFS) you will find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at the company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth. Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Built on the foundation on mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other.

The Internal Audit Senior Associate uses operational and technical skills to support the DFS Internal Audit Department objectives. With minimal supervision from the Lead and Supervisor the Internal Audit Senior 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 Direct Banking (Marketing, Operations, Consumer Banking and Credit Risk Management), Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Risk Management, Payment Services, IT General Controls, IT Network and Infrastructure, Models, Corporate Support, with an objective to improve controls and efficiencies of the activities reviewed. Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes

General Internal Audit Requirements:

  • Audit Lifecycle: (Planning, fieldwork, reporting, post reporting, budgeting/resources) :
    • With minimal oversight from the Lead or Supervisor:
    • Demonstrate an awareness of Internal Audit Methodology by actively participating in every phase of the audit including planning, fieldwork and reporting (i.e. International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) 2013)
    • Complete assigned audits/audit tasks using department tools, standards and guidelines within established timetables with high quality results
    • Possess an understanding of the how various aspects of an audit are related to the overall scope of the audit
    • Escalate potential findings in a concise format to the audit lead for discussion
    • Document work papers and findings in accordance with Internal Audit Methodology or direction provided by the lead in a concise and logical manner
    • Identify, assess and document risks and controls in the automated work paper tool
    • Assist with drafting all aspects of the Internal Audit Report
      • As a Senior Associate independently:
      • Understand how applications and related Information Technology (IT) General Controls support achievement of business processing objectives
      • Demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness of managing their own time with limited supervision to consistently meet deadlines and audit engagement objectives.
      • Communicate (verbally as well as written) findings to lead and internal audit management for discussion
      • Attend walkthrough meetings and document narratives/flowcharts
      • Discuss, develop and negotiate findings with clients to facilitate documentation in accordance with the departmental style guides
      • Follow-up of assigned actions from the audit (status updates and verifications)
  • Strategic Thinking: (Thought leadership practices):
    • Participate in special projects or other duties as assigned
    • Contribute to Department Initiatives to improve Internal Audit processes and assist the department in achieving its purpose and meeting its goal
    • Develop skill sets by meeting required training and obtaining advanced degrees and/or certification pursuant to department guidelines
    • Multi-task work to meet established timeframes of several jobs (audits, special projects, verifications, etc.)
  • Informational Technology
    • Analyze the IT environment to identify application and infrastructure risks and controls as they relate to the relevant business risks.
    • Coordinate application reviews and act as the IT resource in integrated audits
    • Enhanced knowledge of COBIT 5.0 frameworks

Skills:

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems Administration or an alternative technology related field
  • 3+ years of IT, internal audit, or consulting experience
  • Good understanding and knowledge of business risks related to general system controls, systems / applications development, change management, cyber security and logical access security, local area network and wide area network concepts, network security mechanisms, contingency and recovery
  • Working knowledge of UNIX and Windows environments
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO, ISO27001/ISO27002, NIST Cybersecurity framework and COBIT 5.0 frameworks
  • Good knowledge of data management, data protection, and data loss prevention risks and controls
  • Working knowledge of IBM Mainframe environment and databases (distributed and mainframe)
  • Experience in Financial Services, Banking, Credit Card or Public Accounting preferred
  • Experience in compliance, risk management activities, audit, or regulatory examinations helpful
  • Individuals that have achieved professional credentials, or are working toward professional certification preferred (CIA, CISSP, CISA, or other relevant certification)
  • Open to minimal travel requirements (5% – 10%)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover Financial Services

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

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What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

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What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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