Economic Sanctions Analyst

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

You will:

  • Work in an inclusive, highly collaborative, and fast paced environment; 

  • Monitor and action economic sanctions alerts and referrals;

  • Investigate and document incidents of potentially prohibited sanctions activity, including terrorist financing and counter-narcotics trafficking; 

  • Verify merchant information and conduct due diligence reviews as part of Square's Global Sanctions Policy;

  • Contribute to projects optimizing the operation team's processes; and

  • Work in collaboration with BSA/AML Compliance, Support, Risk, and other operations teams within Square.


You have:

  • 1+ years experience in Economic Sanctions, or 2+ years experience in BSA/AML or Fraud related work, preferably in the payments space; 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience;

  • Strong investigative skills, including familiarity with public record research and database tools;

  • Demonstrated transaction analysis skills that apply across numerous financial products in complex scenarios;

  • Familiarity with relevant OFAC and UN laws and regulations as well as industry best practices;

  • Written communication skills that show focus to details and accuracy;

  • An ability to handle sensitive directives and work with team members of all levels; and

  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adjust quickly as things change.

You are:

  • Detail-oriented and intellectually curious.

  • Team player and self –starter, able to support the growth of a fast-paced, global-minded team. 

  • Analytical, with the ability to suggest practical solutions and committed to creative problem solving and getting things done.

Even Better:

  • Fluency in a language other than English

  • A mindset to deliver results proactively, resourcefully, and methodically

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • ACAMS Sanctions Certification

  • Strong knowledge of AML/CTF compliance and/or the payment space, including Bitcoin

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to shift priorities

  • Adaptability in an agile and fast-paced environment

  • Ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levels

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.