Project Manager, Compliance

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Oakland, United States

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 Strategy and Insights’ team mission is to lead high impact global projects for the Compliance organization, with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness. Examples include identifying and managing outsourcing partners, developing team efficiency metrics across the organization, and reporting out to management. 

You will oversee compliance business operations, including financial planning, accruals, and accounting; partner with finance, product managers, operations leads, engineers, legal counsel, and vendors.

You will, under the direction of the Strategy and Insights Lead:

  • Work with Compliance leadership to develop financial forecasts and operational goals, and analyze data to help guide the department
  • Establish an updated framework for annual and quarterly financial planning, with automated tracking, and reporting
  • Be an internal business adviser on contract negotiations and term proposals including deal structure and discounting guidance
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Identify the reduction of business risks 
  • Manage communication of progress/status with the Counsel team, executives and other project team members
  • Build tactical and scalable solutions for operational teams to manage compliance tasks and risks
  • Communicate progress to all relevant partners
  • Stay on top of regulatory developments, industry trends and Square roadmaps to guide decisions


You have:

  • 4+ years of experience managing large projects
  • A metrics-driven approach to create substantiated solutions
  • Project management skills
  • Created scalable financial models
  • Advanced Excel skills

Even better:

  • Understanding of SQL
  • Experience in compliance, AML, or the payments industry is ideal
  • Data visualization experience

    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