Vice President, Financial Systems - Discover Financial Services

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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 Vice President, Financial systems is responsible for leading and overseeing the overall direction of a General Ledger ERP Project in order to deliver best-in class financial systems, and efficient, consistent and flawless execution of the finance and accounting processes. The incumbent will provide strategic direction for the core ERP roadmap to support the company, coordinating common infrastructure subject matter expertise to drive efficiency, consistency and best practices. This individual will serve as the liaison to project sponsors and steering committee for the organization, working to ensure that the project remains focused on its objectives and is delivering necessary outputs. The Vice President will direct the PMO for the core GL platform ensuring coordination and platform knowledge expertise.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction for the General Ledger ERP Project, coordinate subject matter expertise to drive efficiency, consistency and best practice.
  • Provide regular project updates as appropriate to Project Steering Council, Company Executive Committee
  • Lead efforts that identify and document ERP requirements and business needs. Oversee that design decisions for General Ledger, Finance Close and Accounting Rules Engine are aligned with overall project objectives
  • Coordinate the design and execution of parallel accounting ledger processes to ensure quality and consistency of Financial Reporting, Regulatory Reporting, Management Reporting, Accounting Operations Processes, Consolidations and General Ledger Close
  • Coordinate efforts of Project Teams, IT Resources and Subject Matter Professionals in the resolving issues and design of test plans

Skills:Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, IT or related field
  • 15+ years of experience in a prior leadership role in general ledger converasion at a large, multi-business line organization or large ERP conversions
  • In lieu of a degree, 15+ years of experience in a prior leadership role in general ledger converasion at a large, multi-business line organization.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, IT or related field
  • 15+ years of experience in Accounting Operations or Accounting Systems operation and in leading discussions and updates with most Senior Executive Levels, with Board presentation experience
  • In lieu of a degree, 15+ years of experience in Accounting Operations or Accounting Systems operation and in leading discussions and updates with most Senior Executive Levels, with Board presentation experience
  • MBA or CPA Certification

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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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