Global Expansion M&A Immigration Lead

  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

As a Global Expansion M&A Immigration Lead, you will focus on non-US Immigration, leading M&A initiatives, and Block's global expansion efforts. You will lead the M&A Diligence & Implementation immigration life-cycle, inclusive of administrative tasks required for compliance. You will report to the Global Immigration Lead.

You will:

  • Lead Global M&A Due Diligence and Integration activities

  • Manage Square’s designated Global immigration counsel

  • DRI for the immigration function on Block’s Global Expansion effort and GEC, and other projects assigned

  • Build, improve and audit global processes to ensure efficiency, compliance, and employee experience 

  • Create training for stakeholders at all levels 

  • Own country-specific immigration compliance, projects, and reporting requirements including government notifications and license renewals

  • Maintain and improve the Immigration internal Wiki, maintenance of process workflows, compiling program metrics, and business travel support, along with other projects as assigned

  • Partner with the broader team responsible for HR compliance including America’s Immigration Lead, Employment Law, Tax, Travel, Payroll, People Operations, and Corporate Governance to carry out compliance projects inclusive of immigration audits and Global Right to Work Check process reviews

  • Take point on escalations with key stakeholders and provide solutions, balancing company and employee compliance.

  • Grow a team to support M&A and global expansion initiatives


  • 5-7 years working with a corporate immigration program strongly desired

  • Familiarity with global tax, Global Labor and Employment law, payroll, travel and global immigration  

  • Experience in M&As and opening up immigration outside of the US is desirable

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and handle employee confidential information with discretion

  • Ability to research, assess facts, interdependencies, and determine their impact to the business

  • Familiarity with Workday, Google Suite/MS Office, and Equus Software is a plus

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. Block 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, 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, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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