Senior Internal Auditor, Practices


Location: Riverwoods, Illinois

Job Type: Not Specified


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

About Internal Audit

Discover’s Internal Audit Department (IAD) is committed to providing insightful perspectives, leveraging specialized talent, and delivering a refreshing experience to all our stakeholders. These commitments are met through technically skilled professionals who are collaborative, hard-working, and highly motivated to consistently deliver high-quality work in a challenging and fast-paced environment. IAD is viewed as an integral part of Discover’s risk management framework and is valued by management as a trusted partner.


Our Strategy and Practices team is the heartbeat of the Audit organization! We provide strategic direction and operational support for all functions including dynamic risk assessment, audit planning, resource management, continuous innovation, data management and technology support.


Who You Are:

  • You exhibit strong technical skill and appetite for excellence. You understand the audit process, department operations and industry guidance / best practices.

  • You are a collaborator. You have excellent communication and partnership skills which are essential for interacting and communicating with key stakeholders.

  • You are detail oriented. You believe details matter and are committed to driving quality products for stakeholders, in alignment with methodology and industry standards.

  • You are learner. You regularly invest in yourself and your team to expand knowledge of key concepts and forward-thinking methods.

  • You are intellectually curious and quickly adapt to change.

What You’ll Do

  • Provides thought and results leadership in enhancing and updating Internal Audit methodology to achieve best-in-class quality and results.

  • Executes the Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) to ensure Internal Audit conforms with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and other standards and requirements.

  • Contributes to the ongoing performance of the department Dynamic Planning process to ensure audits are performed on-cycle, resources are properly managed, and Internal Audit is focusing on the right risks at the right times.

  • Engage in various Practices projects and assignments to ensure the Internal Audit department successfully meets the requirements of its mission and charter.

  • Continues to develop skill sets by meeting required training and obtaining advanced degrees and/or certification pursuant to department guidelines.

  • Completes assigned audits/audit tasks using department tools pursuant to department guidelines, within established timetables, and with high-quality results. Discusses findings and solutions with client and audit lead.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

  • Bachelor's degree in applied sciences, engineering, operations, accounting, finance, business, computer science, data science, or related field

  • 2+ years of experience in applied sciences, engineering, operations, accounting, finance, business, computer science, data science, or related field

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Experience with applicable regulatory standards

  • 1+ years of experience Leading public accounting or consulting firm, highly regulated environment, payment network and related technology services, or related field

  • Business, Six Sigma, Risk, STEM, or related certifications

  • Experience in financial services, banking or public accounting preferred

  • Professional certification, such as CIA, CAMS, CPA, CISA, or other relevant certification (can be in the process of achieving certification)

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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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