SAR Investigations Specialist

  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

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 Investigations Specialist to help conduct deep-dive investigations, analyzing transaction activity and trends involving potential financial crimes, 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

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

  • Knowledge in AML transaction monitoring/suspicious activity reporting typologies and risks in regards to funds transfers/p2p payments, equities, and cryptocurrency

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

  • Familiarity with relevant AML laws and regulations as well as 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 stakeholders of all levels

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

  • Experience using G-Suite and collaborative tools

Even Better:

  • Familiarity with utilizing and writing SQL queries

  • Experience manipulating and presenting trends to management utilizing large data-sets

  • Ability to create presentations for stakeholders and vendor staff

  • Experience with QC design, implementation, and operations

  • A self starter who can manage projects and tasks end to end with minimal supervision, providing regular updates to management

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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