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IT Auditor - P201849_S1

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.

The IT 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 IT General Controls, IT Network and Infrastructure, Information Security, and IT Risk Management, with an objective to improve controls and efficiencies of the activities reviewed.


Audit Lifecycle: (Planning, fieldwork, reporting, post reporting, budgeting/resources)

  • With oversight from the Lead and Supervisor:
    • Attend walkthrough 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 (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 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

Informational Technology

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of main operating systems and security and infrastructure control requirements for multiple platforms
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of business risks related to general system controls, systems development, change management, logical access security, network concepts, security, contingency and recovery
  • Familiarity with COBIT 5.0 frameworks

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Applied Sciences, Engineering, Operations, Accounting, Finance, Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Management Information Systems or related field

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Business, Six Sigma, Risk, STEM, or related certifications
  • 1+ years related audit, risk management, IT (support, admin, programming, etc.) or business experience

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: 2019-10-03 Expires: 2019-11-02

Welcome to Discover
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You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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