Compliance - Governance Program Manager

  • Oakland, CA
  • 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

The Governance team oversees the Compliance team’s coordinated and overarching strategy for foundational compliance program elements that influence each area of the team. Their focus includes management of independent audits of the Compliance program, conducting risk assessments, administering company-wide trainings, oversight of the customer risk rating program, vendor and partner due diligence, and the creation of the Compliance team’s reporting materials for the Board of Directors. 

You will:

  • Lead external Anti Money Laundering (AML) /Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) audits of Square’s different teams and markets, and manage any necessary remediation efforts

  • Work with Regulators when Square undergoes examinations for its licensed business activities

  • Create the Compliance specific material that is included in the quarterly documents distributed to the Board of Directors in each of Square’s markets

  • Work with Internal Audit, Legal, and other teams within Square to support our AML/CTF Program

  • Conduct and implement ongoing enhancements to our AML risk assessment program

  • Build and manage the compliance due diligence process on all prospective vendors/partners across the company

  • Perform additional tasks as assigned or requested


You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 

  • Minimum three years of work experience in a project management-based role

  • 3+ years of experience in the governance of a compliance anti-money laundering program within the financial services space

  • A strong analytical approach to create substantiated solutions

  • Clear written skills

  • Adaptability in an agile and fast-paced environment

  • Ability to collaborate with team members of all levels, and cross-functional partners

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

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.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources