Senior Compliance Data Analyst

  • New York, NY
  • Employees can work remotely
  • 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

As a Lead Compliance Data Analyst, you will drive the analysis for essential decisions and insight across the compliance organization. You will build and automate reporting for Compliance processes, improving Compliance infrastructure and platforms.

You will:

  • Lead special projects working with compliance, business, and product teams to diagnose complex problems and develop compelling, data-driven recommendations
  • Improve the analysis of quantitative data sets to uncover insights on topics such as new risks, compliance operating effectiveness, risk tolerance performance, product usage, key performance indicators, and key risk indicators
  • Lead programs to identify new risks arising from regulatory changes, new regulations, and internal policy changes
  • Lead Seller Compliance Analytics: Establish metrics, build dashboards, track trends, and provide insights into the performance of compliance operations and high risk areas
  • Develop business cases to influence the prioritization of opportunities
  • Partner with Seller Compliance and Product leads to analyze and synthesize the data required to assess the impact of new products and new product features on transaction monitoring and compliance resource needs
  • Analyze comparative data, present reports related to Anti-money Laundering (AML) risk assessments, and monitor AML 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
  • Work with cross-divisional partners, including technology, operations and business personnel through all aspects of strategic builds of critical compliance analytics program elements
  • Analyze comparative data, present reports related to AML risk assessments, and monitor AML related issues and escalations
  • Work with cross-divisional partners, including technology, operations and business personnel through all aspects of strategic builds of critical compliance program elements


You have:

  • 6+ years 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)
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience working with teams across all areas in a company; present detailed data and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Knowledge of AML laws and regulations, including a general and broad understanding of AML and representational risks (PEPs, Sanctions, AB&C)
  • Presentation and communications experience extracting insights from technical data sets to varied audiences including communicating with senior management

Even Better:

  • Experience in Looker, Airflow, Python, SnowflakeVertica, or Git Experience with Transaction Monitoring AML typologies and rules
  • Experience with Sanctions screening tools
  • Experience with Risk Coverage Assessment, Model Validation and Tuning
  • Consumer Financial Product/Payments/FinTech Experience a plus 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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
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