Compliance Manager

Location: Allen, TX

Department: Compliance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Forte Payment Systems is a professional high-tech company that provides merchant accounts and payment processing solutions.  Our work environment is not like most.  Don’t mistake our casual easy-going attitude for laziness.  We work hard, but we also know that people are more productive when they are happy.  Hard work is rewarded with competitive salaries, an extensive benefits package and fun activities such as office game tournaments, family picnics, monthly lunches and more.

We are looking for a Compliance Manager who will be responsible for working with senior level management to design and implement programs, policies and practices to ensure that all business units are in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements as well as key partner requirements.  They will be working with the Legal Department in tracking laws and regulations that might affect the organization’s policies.  They will also prepare compliance reports to present to management.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage and execute compliance programs by providing guidance with compliance regulations and standards applicable to Forte.
  • Provide the executive team with regular updates on the state of compliance and support with competency and ideas on improving the compliance program and providing transparency to the organization.
  • Collaborate and partner with departments to ensure ownership and remediation of regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and execute departmental and cross-departmental international projects.
  • Execute and contribute to functional and corporate strategy.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, internal consultant and thought leader/partner on all related compliance issues focusing on impact and dependencies.
  • Manage sustainable processes, programs and policies.
  • Embed a culture of continued improvement into existing compliance programs.
  • Execution and support of annual audits as well as potential audits by clients or partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or similar technical discipline.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in compliance, payments compliance, risk management, audit, or privacy management at a consulting or audit firm or in-house.
  • Understanding of compliance requirements in ecommerce, electronic payments and online solutions, including NACHA, PCI and card brand compliance.
  • Experience working with industry-specific local and international standards and regulations like AML, KYC, PCI DSS, GDPR, card brand compliance, export compliance, service provider due diligence and risk management/mitigation.
  • Experience working with internal and external teams with varying backgrounds from Risk, IT, Legal, Finance and business stakeholders.
  • Self-sufficient, organized and responsible without need for regular oversight.
  • Quickly comprehend complex issues (in all markets where Forte operates today or intends to operate in the near future) and present them in a comprehensible way to others, especially non-specialist stakeholders to provide collaborative solutions.
  • Strong negotiation skills and decisiveness.
  • Sharp business judgment with the ability to provide pragmatic and efficient compliance analysis and advice.
  • Up to date with trends for innovative solutions to emerging compliance requirements.


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