Procurement to Payment Systems Administrator - Discover Financial Services

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:

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.

Ability to focus on several moderately complex business activities. Demonstrate subject matter expertise by advancing more technical concepts unique to role, problem-solving, and analysis. Regularly engaged with business partners or auditors to facilitate understanding of transactions and activities. Assess the design and operating effectiveness of the control environment over the areas of responsibility. Requires moderate degree of judgment for the appropriate application of Corporate Policy, GAAP, Regulation, or established framework. Regularly makes evaluations of facts and circumstances and is able to effectively communicate conclusions and recommendations for remediation or process improvements. Able to advance responsibilities and/or priorities largely independent of management oversight.

Responsibilities

  • Independently identify and implement control improvements and process efficiencies relating to role, supporting automation, and a stronger control environment.

  • Compile statistical information, create and narrate initial draft reporting of P2P activities. Provide financial reporting, audit, and compliance support.

  • Resolve transactional escalations of more complex Procure to Pay activities to ensure proper application of system controls and appropriate application and enforcement of Corporate Expense policy. These activities require gathering the relevant supporting details from source reporting and/or business partners and taking action based on independent review. Demonstrate subject matter expertise and ability to apply independent judgment in decision-making to advance more technical components of one’s own responsibilities. Facilitates timely execution of activities in preparation for sub-ledger close and subsequent month-end close.

  • Understand and manage the end-to-end flow of wide scope of open, current, and aged transactions through various internal and external P2P systems. Provide internal and external business partner support or first-level system support that proactively monitors, trouble shoots, analyzes, and initiates corrective actions to promptly resolve issues, restore service, implement changes, and escalate more complex issues to P2P Program Lead for analysis and issue resolution. As needs are identified, develop and customize training materials per requirements and present for scheduled and ad-hoc sessions.

  • Represent role and awareness of broader team functions in cross-functional teams to independently 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. Independently lead projects unique to the role and engage business and technology partners as needed to support advancement and implementation.

Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business

  • 4+ years of experience in Procure to Pay, Finance, Business

  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Finance, Procure to Pay, Accounting, Payables

  • P2P Certification

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Ability to focus on several moderately complex business activities.

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise by advancing more technical concepts unique to role, problem-solving and analysis.

  • Regularly engaged with business partners or auditors to facilitate understanding of transactions and activities.

  • Assess the design and operating effectiveness of the control environment over the areas of responsibility.

  • Requires moderate degree of judgment for the appropriate application of Corporate Policy, GAAP, Regulation or established framework.

  • Regularly makes evaluations of facts and circumstances and is able to effectively communicate conclusions and recommendations for remediation or process improvements.

  • Able to advance responsibilities and/or priorities largely independent of management oversight

  • Ability to explain complex ideas to those with limited IT and systems knowledge

  • Experience with Infor (Lawson), Ariba P2P, Concur, etc…

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Possessing knowledge of various operating systems that can be harnessed for AP applications

  • Extraordinary customer service and relationship management experience

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products, especially Excel 2016 and Access 2016

  • Flexibility to work outside work schedules

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast passed , deadline driven environment

  • Comfortable communicating with all levels of leadership, Business Units, and Teams

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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.

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