Global Sanctions Regulatory Program Manager

  • 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

The Global Sanctions Team (“GS”) is part of Global Policy and Governance (GPG) within Block Compliance. GS executes Block’s Global Sanctions Program to effectively manage and mitigate economic sanctions risks across the organization. 

As a Global Sanctions Regulatory Program Manager, you will be responsible for working cross functionally to document risk, analyze data, and use automated tools to drive truly innovative insights for Block’s Global Sanctions Program. In particular, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining an enterprise-wide sanctions risk and control inventory capturing sanctions functions and processes across the organization, ensuring sanctions-related decisions are governed through the appropriate channels, tracking new and existing products carrying elevated sanctions risk and performing ongoing oversight to ensure the sanctions inventory remains accurate. 

Additionally, you will:

  • Formally capture sanctions-related issues to GPG’s central issue management system and track milestones towards remediation.
  • Manage external benchmarking engagements to stay current on sanctions regulatory trends and industry best practices.
  • Manage GS responsibilities related to Block’s annual sanctions risk assessment and support ad hoc sanctions risk assessments, as needed.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key external and internal stakeholders, including business partners, regulators and regional compliance teams at Block.
  • Maintain ongoing engagements with relevant stakeholders within Block business units to ensure sanctions inventory remains accurate. 
  • Maintain a list of key stakeholders for GS across the organization who contribute to the development of the sanctions inventory.
  • Discuss gaps and key findings from sanctions inventory at the appropriate forums and with senior management within Block Compliance.


You have:

  • A four year undergraduate degree (Bachelor's Degree) or equivalent experience.
  • Five or more years of private sector or government experience in sanctions compliance and risk management.
  • Experience creating compliance inventories capturing risk and existing processes across an organization.
  • Experience developing end to end compliance risk management programs.
  • A strong analytical approach to create substantiated solutions.
  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  • Adaptability in an agile and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with team members of all levels, and cross-functional partners.
  • A mindset to deliver results proactively, resourcefully, and methodically.

Even better:

  • Relevant industry certifications (e.g. CAMS, CGSS, CSS).
  • Project management experience or related certifications.

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 $152,100 - USD $185,900
Zone B: USD $141,500 - USD $172,900
Zone C: USD $133,800 - USD $163,600
Zone D: USD $121,700 - USD $148,700

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.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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.


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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