24 days old

Lead Financial Analyst - P177705_S2

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 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.

Provides financial and business analysis support. In particular, consolidates, evaluates and reports financial projections for capital planning and stress testing.

This position is in a high visibility team, having responsibility for presenting the capital planning results to Senior Management/VPs, and having significant interaction with Senior Management of other groups in Treasury, Loss Forecasting, and Corporate Risk Management. This team's role in the capital planning and stress testing process has a direct impact on the Discover shareholder value.


  • Consolidate and analyze financial projections used for capital stress testing.
  • Identify unusual variances and potential issues. Maintain a strong understanding of each line of business and leverage that understanding to ensure high-quality, accurate forecast projections.
  • Prepare presentations and analyses summarizing stress scenario financial projections.
  • Develop and maintain files and processes to compile FR Y-14A Summary templates to be submitted as part of the CCAR/DFAST.
  • Coordinate with the program management office to support the capital planning effective challenge and governance process. Assist in the writing of the capital plan, particularly Capital Plan Results.
  • Develops and enhances financial models. Improves forecasting accuracy and drives business insights.
  • Translates business opportunities and issues into financial analyses. Develops business cases with recommendations to management.
  • Develops profitability analyses and projections for marketing and customer segments, if applicable.
  • Analyzes customer behaviors and product profitability trends to understand financial implications and influence actions, if applicable.
  • Provides management with strategic advice and financial analyses for investment decisions, pricing changes, and channel and segment expansions, if applicable.
  • Performs competitive analyses to drive strategic insights and actions, if applicable.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Financial Services, Consulting, Investment Banking, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Master's Degree in Finance, Business, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Financial Services, Consulting, Investment Banking, or related field
  • Strong analytical skills and detailed understanding of financial statements
  • Experience with visualization software such as Tableau


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: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-11-17

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