Compliance Specialist (UUP)

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: San Francisco, United States
  • Position open to remote: Yes

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

We are looking for a Compliance Specialist to join Square and support the conduct compliance reviews. Our mission is to make banking and financial services accessible to the underserved and unbanked by designing and implementing an outstanding compliance program to help grow the Cash App business while protecting the broader financial ecosystem and the Company.

You will support the Compliance operations team by conducting due diligence reviews on customer's accounts, inclusive of complex transactional reviews. You will collaborate with Compliance and Risk team members to ensure consistency in review processes.


You will:

  • Verify customer information and conduct due diligence reviews as part of Square's policies
  • Conduct appropriate levels of due diligence on accounts based on the customer's risk score
  • Stay abreast of regulatory updates and/or new requirements and understand overall impact to day to day work
  • Contribute to projects optimizing the regulatory program and operation team's processes
  • Work in collaboration with Support, Risk, and other operations teams within Square


You have:

  •  3+ years experience in BSA/AML or Fraud related work, preferably in the payments space

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

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

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

  • Familiarity with relevant BSA/AML laws and regulations as well as industry best practices

  • Written communication skills that show focus to details and accuracy

  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adjust quickly as things change


Even Better:

  • Relevant industry certifications (CAMS, CFE, CFCS, CRCM)

  • Experience with SQL and/or Looker



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