1+ months

Tax Accounting, Technology Specialist - P25684_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 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.

Manages and represents multiple and occasionally complex business activities, spanning cross-functionally in terms of expertise and contributions. Evaluates facts and circumstances to derive conclusions and influence decision making through effective communication. Engages and leverages relationships to achieve end-to-end results. Ensures the design and operating effectiveness of the control environment over the areas of responsibility. Applies judgment for the appropriate application of Corporate Policy, GAAP Regulation, or established framework. Demonstrates accountability and leadership in the advancement of priorities independent of management oversight.


  • This position offers a challenging and fast paced environment. We are looking for a candidate with process automation and data analytics experience. The candidate should have a continuous process improvement mind set. The role will be responsible with providing effective tax rate and balance sheet forcasts and provide trends and insights to management. The position offers the right candidate the opportunity to apply experience and knowledge towards Discover's future tax technology and automation.
  • Income Tax Reporting: Assists in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual income tax provision accounting for uncertain tax positions; prepares and/or reviews monthly journal entries and account reconciliations; prepares separate and consolidated income tax footnotes for financial statements such as 10Q and 10K; prepares federal and state returns to provision and conducts tax research and documentation.
  • Process improvement, automation and technology related initiatives.
  • Tax Forecasting: Assists in the preparation of effective tax rate forecast and analysis and in the preparation of tax balance sheet forecast.
  • Regulatory Reporting: Assists in tax computations for regulatory reporting, including CCAR and Call Report.
  • Adheres to department policies regarding managing, updating, and ensuring the tax accounting quarterly and annual procedures and compliance with required SOX control objectives. Assists with internal and external auditors.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Process Improvement and Automation in Public Accounting of large corporate departments. Data analytics and Visualization.
  • 2+ years of experience in Oracle, Tableau/Power BI, Power Query, Data Analytics or similar software or related field

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Master's Degree in Information Technology, Finance or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in OneSource Income Tax Provision, or similar software experience or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in working knowledge of federal and state income taxes, ASC 740 and ASC 450 or related field
  • Lean process improvement experience highly preferred
  • Technology background to include; data analytics, Tableau
  • Process improvement driven; make streamlined recomendations
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills

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: 2019-07-11 Expires: 2019-11-02

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