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Discover Senior IT Internal Auditor in Riverwoods, Illinois

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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 of 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.


Complete audit testing in a dynamic environment to provide insights to business partners and identify information technology, information security, and data management risks and control gaps.

Focus Areas include:

  • Cloud Services

  • Cybersecurity

  • Data Governance

  • Continuous Development/Continuous Improvement

  • Systems management/Maintenance

What you'll do:

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

  • Develops detailed risk assessments and identifies and assesses controls against best practices.

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

  • Help design or tailor work programs

  • Audit major components of business units

  • Autonomously execute testing

  • Perform risk assessments of business activities, potential exposures, and the materiality of loss

  • Leverage available data and analytical tools during planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of audit engagements

  • Fundamental understanding of core Information Technology processes and systems (e.g., cloud technologies, operating systems, data management, networking, systems development lifecycle, etc.)

How You’ll Do It:

With oversight from the Lead and Supervisor:

  • Attend walkthrough meetings and document narratives/flowcharts.

  • Assist with identification and documentation of risks, controls and tests in the automated work paper system.

  • Participate in update meetings with internal audit management.

  • Document work papers in accordance with Internal Audit Methodology or direction provided by the lead in a concise and logical manner.

  • Understand how applications and related Information Technology (IT) risks and controls support achievement of business processing objectives

Working independently as an Associate:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Internal Audit Methodology by participating in every audit phase, including planning, fieldwork and reporting (e.g., International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) 2013).

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the business unit activities under audit.

  • Escalate potential findings in a concise format to the audit lead for discussion.

  • Follow-up on assigned actions from the audit (status updates and verifications).



Bachelors degree in Social Science, Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Analytics

2+ years of experience with Applied Sciences, Engineering, Operations, Computer Science, Data Science, Accounting, Finance, Business or related experience

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or Cyber Security

  • IT audit experience within an Accounting / Consulting firm, Financial Institution, or Regulatory Agency is preferred

  • 1+ years of audit, finance, accounting, treasury, risk management, or other work experience in a related field

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

  • Experience with automated work paper system (Pentana)

Application Deadline:

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Feb-17-2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.


The base pay for this position generally ranges between $65,000.00 to $109,800.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

  • Recognition Program

  • Education Assistance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Family Support Programs

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

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