Lead Accounting Project Manager - Discover Financial Services

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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, 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.

Manages and represents multiple and occasionally complex business activities, spanning cross-functionally in terms of expertise and contributions. Demonstrates critical thinking and perspective in problem-resolution. Evaluates facts and circumstances to derive conclusions and influences 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 judgement 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.


  • Utilizes process expertise and incorporates end-to-end vision to coordinate stakeholders and provide support for finance and company initiatives. Acts as liaison to internal and external business partners within the scope of project requests. Routinely assist others within and outside the department by sharing and demonstrating subject matter expertise unique to role by advancing more technical concepts and problem solving with greater managerial independence.

  • Works with business partners to understand project scope and how that scope will impact finance disciplines. Ensures appropriate awareness and facilitates continued involvement of finance stakeholders. Interprets data to understand relevant operating model within the context of project-related procedures and policies

  • Compiles tracking and reporting of statistics for presentation to executive leadership and Project Council in order to facilitate awareness or exposure of potential risks to projects or finance organization.

  • Promotes a risk-aware culture, and ensures efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

  • Provides project management direct support for specific high-priority projects, including stakeholder and communication management, project risk management, business technology, and vendor engagement. Facilitates requirements definition for Finance impacted areas.

  • Use your prior accounting experience from working in the accounting month-end close process, doing journal entry preparation, conducting audits, supporting general ledger system maintenance/conversions and creating financial reporting to ensure new processes on built taking into account proper controls

  • Gather accounting and finance detail requirements for multiple projects, complete test strategy documentation, detail test plan and test cases, as it relates to Accounting activities. Conduct meetings between the Accounting/Finance teams and other departments and tracks action items.


Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, or related field

  • 4+ years of experience in project management, or related field

  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in financial analysis, project management, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • PMP Certification

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.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!