Senior Compliance Data Analyst, Cash App

  • San Francisco, 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

You will:

  • Build and automate metrics reporting for Compliance processes
  • Work with engineering teams to understand the intricacies of legacy data
  • Organize internal Compliance data requests (build transaction monitoring signals, assure quality and data integrity for internal and external audits, provide analysis on operational metrics)
  • Help with ad hoc projects, including leading on project work streams, which arise from time to time out of regulatory or environmental changes.
  • Use information from regulatory changes, new regulations, and internal policy changes to further identify new risk areas
  • Analyze comparative data, present reports related to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risk assessments; monitor related issues and escalations
  • Build databases, dashboards, and tools on a diverse set of topics with a focus on promoting automation and scaling, and providing easily understood reports
  • Ensure data integrity, identify reporting issues, recommend solutions, and remove roadblocks
  • Provide coordination for projects and communicate strategy and priorities to our teams
  • Track progress against targets and benchmark performance against main indicators and stakeholder expectations
  • Develop approaches/action plans to compliance and control issues by weighing various alternatives and balancing potentially conflicting situations
  • Support ongoing optimization to the effectiveness of all in scope BAU transaction monitoring systems, scenarios and rules
  • Identify risks and propose recommendations to address processes requiring optimization and improvement
  • Establish and track project milestones while reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Work with cross-divisional partners, including technology, operations and business personnel through all aspects of strategic builds of critical compliance program elements
  • Design key metrics to measure different aspects of the business


You have:

  • 6+ years of experience in an analytics role or equivalent in compliance space
  • B.A. or B.S. in quantitative field (i.e. Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering Sciences)
  • Extensive experience with SQL (SnowflakeVertica a plus) and familiarity with Looker, Airflow, Python, or Git
  • Experience with financial crimes compliance systems, technologies and processes, especially AML transaction monitoring typologies and rules
  • Experience leading a team or leading complex projects 
  • Knowledge of AML laws and regulations, including reputational risks (PEPs, Sanctions, AB&C)
  • Experience working across all business groups in a company
  • Presentation and communications experience extracting insights, trends and key risks from technical data sets for senior management

Even Better:

  • Experience or broad understanding of Risk Coverage Assessments, Model Validation and Tuning 
  • Experience with Sanctions screening tools
  • Consumer Financial Product/Payments/FinTech Experience 
  • Machine learning, statistical modeling or data mining expertise

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