Sanctions Compliance Quality Control Analyst, Cash App

  • Washington, DC
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Oakland, 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

The Sanctions Compliance team protects Square from bad actors by screening for potential matches against US and international government-issued Watchlist lists of specially designated nationals, or other individuals and activity involving countries sanctioned by the United States government. Square is looking for a Sanctions Quality Control Analyst at Cash App to provide timely and constructive feedback on Sanctions investigations through assessing overall decision making; providing constructive observations; and providing valuable insight into trends, processes, and procedures while highlighting opportunities for efficiency improvements.

You will: 

  • Report to our Sanctions Lead

  • Learn and understand the end-to-end Sanctions investigation process

  • Sample multiple decisions arising from compliance-related alerts

  • Recognize patterns and evaluate data and metrics to make constructive observations to enhance training, procedures and consistency

  • Understand the sanctions regulatory landscape and compliance requirements

  • Develop and test new areas of sampling, then operationalize the process

  • Work in collaboration to provide regular feedback to individuals and their Leads, to develop guidance and training on observations


You have:

  • 2+ years experience in Sanctions Compliance

  • 2+ years experience in quality control role (design, implementation and operations)

  • Knowledge of Compliance team work streams in order to assess decisions against procedures

Nice to Haves:

  • 3+ years previous QC experience, specifically in compliance with a financial institution, audit/accounting firm, or payment-focused technology company

  • Project management experience

  • Experience managing vendor/outsourcing relationships and creating presentations/training materials for the staff

  • Experience with SQL, Looker, or similar business intelligence software/big data analytics platforms

  • Experience manipulating and presenting trends to management using large data-set

  • 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 OFAC and UN laws and regulations as well as industry best practices

  • Written communication skills that show focus to details and accuracy

  • An ability to handle sensitive directives and work with team members of all levels

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

  • Passion for Square, and a strong interest in technology/knowledge of FinTech

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical 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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources