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Senior Manager Corporate Tax - P207960

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 are 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.

Manages team responsibilities independently, establishing direction, and prioritizing efforts. Serves as subject matter expert on multiple and highly complex business activities. Demonstrates broad perspective and critical thinking that is cross-functional, extending beyond area(s) of responsibility. Ability to get to the heart of an issue, demonstrating strategic thinking while leveraging technical expertise in formulating solutions. Acts in a consultant nature and make recommendations to advance initiatives, even if not in own area, while also demonstrating flexibility and open-mindedness in evaluating options. Challenges the status quo by evaluating situations from multiple facets. Manages staff training, development, and performance in area of responsibility. Develops relationships, expanding leadership influence to accomplish results through others. Responsible for the design and operating effectiveness of the control environment within the area of responsibility. Applies judgment for the appropriate application of Corporate Policy, GAAP, Tax Law, Regulation, or established framework. Able to lead discussions with Senior Management as well as external parties. Demonstrates influence and decision-making across levels. Demonstrates accountability and leadership in the advancement of priorities, independent of management oversight. Promotes a risk-aware culture, ensures efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes.

  • Ensures current technical developments and operational changes are captured and considered in tax accounting analysis.
  • Forecasts ETR and provides guidance to Strategic Planning Team. Forecasts DTAs, Current Tax Payable, and Tax Balance Sheet items.
  • Leads and manages Tax Accounting and Controls Team. Prepares accurate income tax provisions, monthly, quarterly, annual closing tax entries, and tax account reconciliations. Establishes policies for income tax accounting and implements new ASUs and GAAP pronouncements. Ensures Tax Department is in compliance with regulatory, SOX, and operational controls.
  • Capital Planning and Regulatory Reporting: CCAR mid-cycle, dry run, and annual cycles. Estimates tax expense and current taxes payable for the forecast horizon, calculates disallowed DTAs, and implements planning strategies to lower impact of disallowed DTA that will increase regulatory capital. Provides tax inputs for the Call Report and Resolution Plan, and determines tax strategies for various scenarios
  • Prepares Tax Reporting and Tax Disclosures for SEC Forms 10Q and 10K.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business
  • 8+ years of experience in Public Company Tax Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Master's Degree in Taxation
  • Technology Skills - experience with Alteryx, Tableau, and Advanced Data Analytics
  • Demonstrated experience in Process and Change Management

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: 2019-09-28 Expires: 2019-10-28

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