Export and Trade Sanctions Compliance Manager


United States Remote

Full time

Customs and Trade Compliance


Sep 18

Job Description

Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.

About The Team

The Sanction Compliance Monitoring and Testing team supports the Corporate Sanction screening operation group to perform regulatory list management and monitoring control. The team performs blockchain Sanction Compliance monitoring as well as assists the Export Control group to monitor merchant activity to determine compliance with regulatory requirements.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Monitors and communicates regulatory changes that impact FIS products, services and business activities
  • Establishes operational objectives and work plans
  • Develops, modifies and executes company policies that affect immediate operations
  • Oversees development and implementation of compliance program policies and standards as well as addressing other required regulatory policies
  • Responds to issues and matters pertaining to regulatory compliance of FIS products, services and business activities
  • Performs periodic reviews and evaluations of FIS products, services and business activities to validate compliance with applicable laws and regulations or detect regulatory violations, weak controls or other potential areas of exposure
  • Assists in providing final disposition of any discrepancies regarding compliance issues
  • Ensures strategic objectives of the Compliance & Ethics Program are met, including execution of risk assessment activities, coordination of risk response and program testing and validation
  • Identifies key business processes, performs evaluations of risk, assesses the effectiveness of controls and promotes improvement across the organization through the deployment of risk response activities
  • Designs and deploys processes to validate FIS products, services and business activities meet all applicable regulatory requirements
  • Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs and people
  • Creates and delivers training to other business areas to increase compliance awareness
  • Develops and motivates staff
  • Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements
  • Maintains knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
  • Offers guidance on implementing regulatory changes
  • Communicates detailed requirements to line of business, validate solution approach and monitor status
  • Provides sanction compliance reviews and direction for new and expanding products and services
  • Conducts sanction compliance assessments and provides direction on any deficiencies detected by those assessments
  • Monitors line of business compliance activities to verify that regulatory compliance deadlines and requirements are met
  • Participates in training promoting sanctions awareness
  • Identifies areas of potential improvement
  • Provides updates for periodic reports
  • Interfaces with legal counsel and federal, state, and local agencies, as needed to address regulatory or compliance issues, concerns or questions
  • Assists the business with responses to customer compliance-specific questions and concerns
  • Prepares and approves internal and customer communications covering compliance issues (bulletins, position statements, monthly reports, etc
  • Other related duties assigned as needed

What You Bring

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, criminal justice or law or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.

  • Communicates ideas both verbally and in written form in a clear, concise, and professional manner
  • Comprehensive knowledge of at least one substantive area of compliance, such as banking regulations, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption or trade sanctions
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to understand technical documents and legal or regulatory reference materials
  • Ability to understand and apply learned concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and complete work within tight time limitations
  • Ability to apply creative problem solving techniques and tools to compliance issues
  • Ability to follow and conduct a compliance monitoring program
  • Ability to provide information to a variety of audiences and deal effectively with confidential issues that are sensitive in nature
  • Ability to share information with awareness of its effect on others

Added Bonus If You Have

  • CAMS or CGSS certifications

What We Offer You

  • A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities
  • A modern, international work environment and a dedicated and motivated team
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • A work environment built on collaboration, flexibility and respect

Privacy Statement

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EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer~ In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.

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