DST Systems Director, Risk & Compliance in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

At DST Financial Services we believe that in order to better service our clients it’s through our use of data. In our Australia, United Kingdom, and United States offices we provide services to mutual funds, brokerage firms, retirement plans, wealth management, and other financial services. Everyday our global offices work together to master the complexity of the financial industry to transform the most challenging tasks into opportunity and competitive advantage.

Role Overview

The Director, Risk & Compliance is responsible for overseeing risk-taking activities across the DST Financial Services enterprise. This position manages the implementation of all aspects of the risk function, including processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks. This position also has direct responsibility for the oversight and development of the risk management department, privacy, and compliance within DST Financial Services. This position will report directly to the EVP, Head of DST Financial Services.


  • Assist in the development of and manage processes to identify and evaluate business areas' risks and risk and control self-assessments

  • Manage the process for developing risk policies and procedures, risk limits and approval authorities

  • Monitor major and emerging critical risk issues

  • Assess risk/return trade-offs associated with transactions, products, analytical tools and client relationships.

  • Manage the process for elevating control risks to more senior levels when appropriate.

  • Monitor and evaluate processes for collection and assessment of internal and external complaints.

  • Provide risk management considerations associated with development of strategic plans

  • Manage the corporate risk and control assessment reporting process as well as manage and maintain infrastructure elements (e.g., risk management reporting, including reporting to senior management).

  • Make recommendations on complex risk issues or products, deal structures, policy creation, etc.

  • Formalize corporate governance program for management committee charters, authorities, and policies

  • Implement the security and privacy program’s risk and control framework.

  • Ensure the Financial Services risk management program is effectively integrated into product development and delivery methodologies.

  • Serve as a point of escalation for key issues or time sensitive decisions.

  • Maintain strong relationships with regulators

  • Other duties, responsibilities and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


  • BS/BA degree in Business, Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience

  • 10+ years experience in banking/financial services industry, knowledgeable in regulations as well as enterprise risk management and/or audit assurance related expertise

  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing through presentations and individual discussions with directors, managers, and/or employees

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with strong organizational, management, and decision-making skills

  • Independent judgment with strong analytical and risk assessment skills

  • Proven track record of establishing, implementing, and using risk models

  • Future oriented, anticipates outcomes, decisive and results oriented



Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.