SIU Compliance Analyst, Cash App

  • Full-time

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic ecosystem, developing unique financial products, including Afterpay/Clearpay, to provide a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our 47 million monthly active customers. We want to redefine the world’s relationship with money to make it more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward innovation, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy.

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Job Description

We are looking for a SIU (Special Investigations Unit) Compliance Analyst to join Block and support the continued buildout and evolution of our Cash App Compliance Financial Crimes team. The mission of the SIU team at Block is to investigate and file SARs on activity involving the most complex, high risk and/or highly sensitive case referrals on the Cash platform. The team serves as an escalation point internally for the Emerging Risk, Transaction Monitoring, SAR, and Abuse teams, and also investigates matters stemming from internal business partners as well as inquiries from law enforcement agencies. The SIU team’s main priority is to ensure the safety and soundness of the Cash ecosystem and maintain a healthy, compliant user base.

In this role, you will support the Cash App SIU team by effectively receiving and tracking all Cash and Square SAR supporting documentation requests from various law enforcement agencies, as well as provide law enforcement agencies with the necessary information and documentation surrounding their requests within the required 10 business day SLA. The role will also require the receiving and tracking of other various law enforcement inquiries, such as Keep Open Letters, National Security Letters, 314a requests, etc. from law enforcement, our Law Enforcement Response Team and other internal business partners. 

You will:

  • Monitor and act upon Cash App & Square SAR supporting documentation requests from law enforcement, filed by either the SIU or various SAR teams
  • Track and document each SAR request, in addition to other various law enforcement requests, and follow up with law enforcement for any additional inquiries
  • Support the broader SIU team and investigators with their casework by occasionally running SQL and Snowflake queries to provide necessary investigative data 
  • Effectively present key data and metrics to Financial Crime leaders and senior managers
  • Interact with internal stakeholders to ensure full compliance with all applicable laws and policies
  • Work cross-functionally with Transaction Monitoring, SAR, Human Resources, Risk, Emerging Risk, Abuse, and other operations teams within Block and Cash App
  • Occasionally attend compliance-related seminars to stay abreast of the compliance industry


You have:

  • 2 years experience in KYC, transaction monitoring/compliance/AML with a financial institution or payment-focused company
  • Knowledge of BSA/AML regulations, risks, and typologies
  • Passion for Cash App/Block, and a strong interest in technology/knowledge of the industry
  • A strong operations mindset involving time sensitive directives and ability to self-manage workflow across competing priorities
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with a drive to deliver outstanding results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Even Better:

  • Relevant industry certifications (CAMS, CFE, CFCS, CRCM)
  • Experience with SQL and/or Snowflake

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $41.30 - USD $50.43
Zone B: USD $38.37 - USD $46.92
Zone C: USD $35.10 - USD $42.88
Zone D: USD $30.96 - USD $37.88

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) 
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits 
  • Additional Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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, 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.


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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