Transaction Monitoring Lead

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Full-time

Company Description

The mission of the Transaction Monitoring team at Square is to perform ongoing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) monitoring and other ongoing reviews to meet our regulatory, payment network, and partnership requirements. We actively monitor to ensure the safety and soundness of the Square system and maintain a healthy, compliant user base. 

Square is looking for an experienced Compliance professional to lead a transaction monitoring compliance program. As the Transaction Monitoring Compliance Lead you will manage a team of compliance professionals as well as be responsible for utilizing tools to assess and combat BSA/AML risk across the organization. 

Job Description

  • Oversee U.S. based compliance operations team, including training, hiring, coaching, and managing staff
  • Work with Square Compliance leads to provide strategic planning on team growth, organizational structure, focus areas, and quarterly goals
  • Develop and maintain policies as well as procedures applicable to the team; including iterating on existing workflows to improve and add efficiency
  • Work with other Compliance team members to develop technical specifications for tool enhancements or new tool build-out
  • Understand regulatory landscape and compliance requirements; with emphasis on applicable BSA/AML requirements that include customer identification procedure, due diligence best practice, and anti-money laundering protocols
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on regulatory changes and landscape
  • Provide guidance and insight on merchant account analysis, including handling account escalations from junior team members
  • You will collaborate with internal and external partners


  • 3+ years in a compliance and/or compliance operations role with a financial services firm, preferably in the payment or Fintech space
  • Management experience leading teams in a dynamic and expeditious setting
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise of AML regulations, risks and typologies
  • Strong operational knowledge in executing and running a sound Compliance program, preferably with hands-on knowledge of MSB and relevant regulatory requirements
  • Proven ability to work with in a fast paced creative environment
  • An independent executor who can perform flawlessly
  • CAMS certification preferred

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