Compliance Specialist, Verse

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Full-time

Company Description

The mission of the Verse Compliance team is to establish and enforce consistent EU and global policies and expectations across the board including customer risk scoring, onboarding, and due diligence of both natural persons and legal entities. As a compliance officer you will actively be involved in KYC analysis, transaction monitoring to ensure the safety and soundness of the Vese system and maintain a healthy, compliant user base. You will also help the team with sanctions and PEP screening and GDPR/privacy compliance tasks, helping to ensure our user base can access and control their own data. 

Job Description

Do you want to keep criminals from abusing the financial system? Are you someone who likes to do the right thing? Do you know how to maintain independence and objectivity? Verse is looking for someone who is an experienced and motivated professional to combat AML, privacy and sanctions risk as part of the compliance program. As a compliance team member, you will review accounts and transactions observing documented procedures, user guides, and guidance logs; document conclusions in a manner that is clear and complete.


You will

  • Monitor and act upon compliance-related queue alerts, including reviewing:

    • Possible suspicious activity

    • Activity that violates Verse  rules

  • Use detective-like mentality to investigate and escalate potentially suspicious activity such as money laundering

  • Verify individual and merchant information as part of identity verification and conduct due diligence reviews for anti-money laundering purposes in line with our KYC and AML policies

  • Monitor and action economic sanctions and politically exposed individual alerts  and referrals

  • Investigate and document incidents of potentially prohibited sanctions activity, including terrorist financing and counter-narcotics trafficking

  • Work cross-functionally with Support, Risk, and other operations teams at Verse

  • Communicate with customers via CRM and email in relation to GDPR/privacy data access requests and other compliance matters

  • Stay up to date with regulatory updates and new requirements and understand overall impact to daily work 

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



You have:

  • 4+ years experience in compliance or AML related work, in the payments space BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

  • Investigative skills, including familiarity with public record research and database tools

  • Transaction analysis skills that apply across numerous financial products in complex scenarios

  • Familiarity with relevant AML laws and regulations and industry best practices

  • Adept ability to communicate both verbally and written with employees at all levels

  • Easily adjust to varying work environment

  • Demonstrated transaction analysis skills that apply across numerous financial products in complex scenarios

  • Familiarity with relevant OFAC, EU and UN laws, regulations and industry best practices

  • An understanding of the European FinTech landscape and regulations including  PSD2

  • Excellent written skills that show focus to details and accuracy

  • Fluent English and Spanish, ability to understand basic written Italian (no need to communicate in this language)


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