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Full time
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Accounting Associate
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Discover Financial Services | New Castle, DE
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Job Description

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

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:

Responsible for specific business activity or subset of activities. Work independently with business partners to understand transactions and activities impacting areas of responsibility. Ensure that reports and transactional information relating to areas of responsibility are appropriately reflected in financial reporting. Routinely demonstrate judgment and decision-making in executing control activities in support of accurate books and records. Apply limited independent judgement for the appropriate application of Corporate Policy, GAAP, or regulation and in decision-making or problem resolution. Execute fully day-to-day responsibilities with limited managerial guidance or support. Ensure compliance with corporate and department policies and procedures in performing responsibilities. Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes.

* Complete accounting control activities, such as account reconciliations, journal entries, and month-end close review.
* Each require gathering the relevant supporting details from source reporting and/or business partners and taking action based on independent review.
* Must demonstrate subject matter expertise and ability to routinely apply judgement of the facts and circumstances presented.
* Represent role in cross-functional teams to support the advancement of priorities in areas of responsibility, new business initiatives and/or resolution of production events, the scopes of which may evolve over time and be long-term in nature.
* Manage the flow of transactions through various internal and external systems as well as support related system testing efforts and trouble-shooting.
* Ensure such transactions are appropriately reflected to support accurate financial reporting. Identify and implement control improvements and process efficiencies relating to role, supporting automation and a stronger control environment.
* Provide financial reporting, audit, and compliance support by satisfying all request timely and accurately with requested information.



* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
* 2+ years of related work experience; open to considering recent college graduates
* Excellent communication, organization, analytical, and problem solving skills

Preferred Requirements



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

About Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. DFS is also engaged in payments processing. Its business segments include U.S. Card and Third-Party Payments. U.S. Card segment includes Discover Card-branded credit cards issued over Discover's card network (the Discover Network), and consumer lending and deposit products offered through its subsidiary, Discover Bank. Third-Party Payments segment includes PULSE Network (PULSE), an automated teller machine (ATM), debit and electronic funds transfer network; Diners Club International (Diners Club), and its third-party business. On March 31, 2008, DFS sold its United Kingdom credit card business (Goldfish) to Barclays Bank PLC. On June 30, 2008, the Company acquired Diners Club International. In July 2008, DFS announced the opening of a new subsidiary, Discover Information Technology (Shanghai) Ltd., in the People's Republic of China, to support its data analysis and modeling operations.