Global Policy & Governance Lead

  • Remote, CA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Job Description

We are looking for a Global Policy and Governance Lead to join Square's team of Compliance executives. You have deep experience building and managing compliance governance and risk management departments and establishing policy and program standards for global financial services companies. You will help grow and evolve the Square Compliance Governance team ( company-wide training, board reporting, audits and examinations, second line testing and monitoring, risk assessments, regulatory change management, and vendor management) and you will help develop the Compliance team's overarching program standards by leading the team's global policy functions (sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, consumer and credit policy). You will build a cohesive team vision and culture, manage a team of accomplished compliance professionals, and work with Square's executive Compliance leadership team, reporting to Square, Inc.'s Global Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel.

Our employment model is distributed, offering the opportunity to work with teams across the world. This role can be based in any of our US offices or remotely in the United States. Flexibility to travel and work across time zones is required.

You Will:

  • Set the Compliance Governance strategy, developing the team further and mentoring Senior Compliance Leads
  • Manage all Board reporting for Compliance, including evolution of global reporting standards, with your peers and senior leadership
  • Oversee the successful execution of our second-line testing and monitoring group, providing the team strategic direction and consultation on the development of the program, control weaknesses and resulting risk exposure, and advising on regulatory impact/expectations across multiple subject areas and jurisdictions
  • Provide insights to senior management on the health of the Compliance program, tracking essential risk indicators and employing quantitative risk management methods, to make decisions and identify opportunities for principled risk-taking that propels growth safely and scalably
  • Direct the team's responsibilities for our role in all regulatory examinations, audits, and independent assessments through appropriate socialization of our program, management of engagement, and tracking, remediation and reporting of results
  • Execute the enterprise-wide and product-specific risk assessments, with a focus on qualitative and dynamic approaches
  • Ensure the team improves our standards for policies and related procedural and guidance documents, through the design and implementation of a holistic policy management program
  • Help develop an improved regulatory change management framework, working with Regulatory Counsel, to ensure the Compliance organization is informed about and can implement changes across our programs
  • Build upon our third-party risk management infrastructure, working with Procurement, Privacy, and Legal teams to determine strategy, processes and solutions
  • Work with our global policy leads (Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Consumer and Credit Risk) to build and evolve the team's foundational policy and program standards for each of these essential regulatory risk areas

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 8+ years of compliance experience in financial services, with a preference toward some Fintech experience and working in global firms
  • Executive experience building AML/CTF, sanctions, and ABAC compliance programs
  • Team management, minimum of 5 years experience, and an ability to manage to senior leadership internal and external to Square
  • Clear business writing skills
  • Experience setting goals for a team and working on long-term vision
  • Experience in program management, communication, partner management and experience with experience achieving engagement from all partners
  • Experience handling complex regulatory and programmatic matters

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. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

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.

Perks

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

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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