Suspicious Activity Reporting Analyst

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Cash App is the fastest growing financial brand in the world. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app with over 30 million monthly active users. We are bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, and save to anyone who has ever sought an alternative to the traditional banking system. Loved by customers and pop culture, we’ve consistently held the top spot for finance in the App Store for many years, seeing more engagement with millions of followers across social media in a day than most brands see in a year. We are building an ecosystem to redefine the world’s relationship with money by making it universally accessible. We want to hire the best talent regardless of location. Our employment model is distributed, offering the opportunity to collaborate with teams across the world in San Francisco, New York, St. Louis, Portland, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Sydney, and Melbourne.

Job Description

The Suspicious Activity Reporting team at Square actively monitors for potential money laundering, fraud, and other suspicious activity across Cash App. Square is looking for a SAR Analyst to help conduct deep-dive investigations, analyzing transaction activity and trends, and drafting Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).


You will:

  • Monitor and act upon compliance-related escalations and referrals

  • Investigate and document incidents of potential money laundering, fraud, terrorist financing, and other illicit activities across the Cash App platform

  • Write and review Suspicious Activity Reports to be transmitted to FinCEN and applicable agencies

  • Keep up with regulatory updates and assist in identifying new trends and evolving AML typologies

  • Contribute to projects optimizing the regulatory program and operation team's processes

  • Work in collaboration with Customer Support, Risk, Engineering, and other operations teams within Square


You have: 

  • 2+ years experience in BSA/AML/Compliance or Fraud/Risk related work, preferably in a financial institution or related FinTech payments space
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Investigative skills, including familiarity with public record research and database tools
  • Knowledge in AML transaction monitoring/suspicious activity reporting typologies and risks regarding funds transfers/p2p payments, equities, and cryptocurrency
  • Demonstrated transaction skills that apply across numerous financial products in complex scenarios
  • Familiarity with relevant AML laws and regulations and industry best practices
  • Excellent written communication skills that demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
  • An ability to handle sensitive directives and work with team members and all partners
  • Flexible and easily able to adjust quickly
  • Experience using G-Suite and collaborative tools


Even Better:

  • Familiarity with using and writing SQL queries
  • Experience manipulating and presenting trends to management using large data-sets
  • Create presentations for all partners and vendor staff
  • Experience with QC design, implementation, and operations
  • Project management 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