Senior Manager IT Finance - 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 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 Senior Manager Business Technology Finance will act as a key link between the Finance and Business Technology organizations and will drive the adoption of Discover’s Technology Business Management program. This position will also provide strategic financial support, budgeting & forecasting, and investment analysis for technology centric initiatives, across the enterprise. This role will support the Application Development, Payment Services, and Enterprise Technology functions. This highly motivated leader will creatively blend their financial skillset and business acumen in order to successfully partner with leadership to set and execute the strategic vision.

Responsible for providing financial and business analysis support for one of Discover’s business units.


  • Drives revenue-generating and expense efficiency initiatives by understanding business economics and effectively leading and influencing business.
  • Develops financial projections to support planning and investment decisions. Provides advice and financial analyses to leadership for investment decisions, pricing changes, and the development of new products and offers. Monitors and assesses the return on financial investments. Leads an analytical approach to proactively develop insightful financial analyses.
  • Develops and leads financial planning activities, including budgeting, short- and long-term forecasting, and revenue and expense driver analysis.
  • Manages and develops a team of financial analysts to lead and execute the above activities while meeting key timelines.
  • Conducts variance analysis and consolidation activities.
  • Collaborates with business partners (e.g., marketing and operations) to develop robust financial forecasts and drive insightful analysis.
  • Continually improves and streamlines standard work processes.
  • Creates and maintains models to understand long-term profit and loss impacts and drives business decisions.
  • Performs detailed competitive analyses to drive strategic insights and actions.

Skills:Minimum Qualifications

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Business, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in Financial Services, Consulting, Investment Banking, or related field
  • Prior IT Finance and/or TBM (Technology Business Management) experience
  • Apptio or other TBM tool knowledge
  • Project Portfolio Management financial support
  • Development of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of Application, Products and Services
  • Experience with Chargebacks, Showbacks and Allocations
  • Promotion and development of TBM strategy
  • Understanding of Application Development lifecycle and delivery methodologies


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!