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Director Compliance, Acquiring

First Data Corporation
Atlanta, GA
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First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the worlds largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Datas Shared Services organization, which includes the Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Strategy, Compliance, Legal, Security, Sourcing, and Properties functions, supports our mission to drive our clients success with industry-leading solutions, consultative advice and service. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing teams in a model that drives consistency, yet also provides the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals. Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise that helps First Data retain and grow our base of owner-associates, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build First Datas brand equity.

Position Description Overview

Director of Regulatory Compliance for Global Business Solutions provides oversight to meet all regulatory obligations including existing and new product support and exam management

Job Responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for overseeing a broad functional unit within the Compliance department. This may include business development functions and/or support of new products and solutions.

  • May provide leadership and guidance to various levels in the functional unit in delivering and/or effectively supporting legal and regulatory compliance programs, processes and procedures as well as accomplishing compliance goals and strategies.

  • Develops, implements and enforces policies, procedures, and programs to minimize risk.

  • Fosters a common vision and provides clear direction and common priorities for their area of responsibility within Compliance and outside the department.

  • Challenges others to drive for results and will focus attention to, and guide others in, meeting compliance priorities.

  • Provides training on a multitude of payment acceptance topics and interprets highly technical information into business requirements and accountable for the delivery of information that has a direct effect on financial plans/goals.

  • In addition, this position may develop, maintain, and manage critical business communications outlining complex regulatory changes, pricing, and/or fees.

Scope of Job

Supports global compliance programs addresssing complex problems and critical issues. May manage staff within the functional unit or potentially across multiple geographic locations. Mitigates risk exposure to company by identifying activity that poses potential for significant reputations and/or regulatory injury. May work on highly complex issues and high profile clients with a high breadth of responsibility when dealing with business programs and processes.


Decisions and financial responsibility may be shared with successive management levels. Responsible for escalating critical issues to senior management. Operates within established policies and procedures and needs to refer only complex issues to management. May supervise multiple managers, professional staff and administrative staff within the functional unit and potentially across multiple geographic locations. Responsible for hiring, conducting performance evaluations, coaching and training, and managing the budget and work priorities within the department.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in retail, consumer financial services, or payment services organizations with multiple financial products, or a regulatory agency or law firm involving payment services compliance issues.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a compliance management role.

  • Substantive understanding of various regulations within the banking/financial services industry.

  • Proven track record of complex problem solving and decision-making ability.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Effective leader and team player.

  • Must be a strong, decisive, bottom-line and action-oriented manager of people and projects, who can obtain results.

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer(Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.

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