People Matter

Regulatory Licensing Manager, International Lending



Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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

Block is looking for an experienced Regulatory Licensing Manager with relevant international regulatory lending experience. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team, working on exciting issues. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.

The core mission of this role is to uphold Block's licensing and other regulatory obligations in the lending space outside of the U.S., which are critical to our success. Chief among the role’s responsibilities are to provide substantive support to the Regulatory Team and Regulatory Counsel, project managing license applications, track regulatory requirements, file regulatory reports and regulatory submissions, creatively problem solve issues and engage in regulatory analysis projects., you will be a project managing and executing champion, partnering with your team across multiple departments to ensure that Block is compliant with applicable requirements while, to the extent possible, streamlining regulatory impact and facilitating innovation.

You Will:

  • Co-manage an international licensing program that fulfills our legal and regulatory responsibilities, while endeavoring to minimize business and product impact
  • Support regulatory counsel with product scoping and analysis on the development of new products or regulatory changes in jurisdictions outside of the U.S.
  • Execute against regulatory reporting requirements by gathering data from multiple and disparate internal stakeholders, harmonizing data and ensuring that all reports are submitted with care and on time
  • Manage all assigned licensing requirements, partnering with internal and external stakeholders as necessary
    • Manage third-party licensing vendors and coordinate work orders
    • Daily license maintenance and management of regulatory records
    • Support license application, examination or investigation preparation and submissions
    • Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external partners and regulators
    • Manage assigned work effectively, with a team-oriented approach


You Have:

  • 4+ years direct experience in international lending licensing, regulatory examinations or regulatory affairs in the lending space
  • A BA/BS degree, paralegal experience a plus.
  • Experience with lending licensing applications, maintenance and management in jurisdictions outside of the U.S.; examination and investigation experience a plus
  • Familiarity with lending regulations and financial services industry best practices, preferably in jurisdictions outside of the U.S.
  • Experience engaging with regulatory agencies and executive leadership.
  • Experience creating and implementing operational and logistical efficiencies.
  • Experience interpreting and explaining legal and regulatory obligations across multiple disciplines and levels.
  • Familiarity with NMLS, GSuite applications, Microsoft Suite applications, Adobe Acrobat, Jira, Asana

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 $101,500 - USD $152,300
Zone B: USD $94,400 - USD $141,600
Zone C: USD $86,300 - USD $129,500
Zone D: USD $76,200 - USD $114,200

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

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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.