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Lead Payments Compliance Analyst

Discover Financial Services
Posted Jul 10
Full Time
Houston, Texas

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

What You’ll Do

  • Regular assessment and monitoring of business processes for areas of risk and opportunities. This includes creating process flows, procedure reviews, process testing, pinpointing procedure or compliance fails and their root causes, as well as analyzing defects and complaints related to the process. Provide management with reporting on process testing, recommendations to policy/procedures to enhance process or mitigate risk, and complete adds, changes or rewrites of business controls to reduce risk while optimizing business processes.

How You’ll Do It

  • Formulate controls, control mapping, and audit responses in conjunction with Payments and Business VP and Director. This includes control design reviews, coordinating annual assessment processes, internal and external audit and ensure business agrees with control risk ratings.
  • Complete monthly testing of processes and controls and assess compliance with procedures and controls related to high legal, compliance and operational risk processes.
  • Report monthly testing results, trends, remediation, and root cause reviewed to management including opportunities identified within the processes for policies, procedures, and control enhancements.
  • Complete risk assessment/management for business vendors.
  • Complete plan updates, tests, team training, and items assigned by team.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field
  • In lieu of education, 6+ years of experience in Banking Management/Banking Compliance/Regulatory Compliance/Quality Review or related field

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Banking Management/Banking Compliance/Regulatory Compliance/Quality Review or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in People Management
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Management

Application Deadline

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Jul-14-2024. 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 $75,500.00 to $127,900.00. 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.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights & Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision)

Discover complies with federal, state, and local laws applicable to qualified individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search for a position, to complete an application, and/or to participate in an interview, please email Any information you provide regarding your accommodation needs will be kept confidential and will only be used to determine and provide necessary accommodation.