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Regulatory Lead, Cash App Compliance



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

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 Regulatory Lead to drive the development and execution of Cash App’s anti-money laundering and regulatory program strategy. The Regulatory Lead will report to the Head of Strategy for Cash App Compliance and work internally alongside Compliance partners including Global Policy & Governance, Product Risk & Compliance, and Cash App Program Management. The Regulatory Lead will also collaborate with other teams within Cash App and external parties.

You will:

  • Work with Cash App, Compliance, and other Block foundational teams to support external audits, examinations, and third party reviews for Cash App Compliance, including advising on the design, and ensuring the effective execution of, any necessary remediation efforts.
  • Work with Cash App, Compliance, and other Block foundational teams to support internal risk assessment, testing and audit reviews for Cash App Compliance, including advising on the design, and ensuring the effective execution of, any necessary remediation efforts.
  • Develop strategy and manage ongoing implementation of Block’s Issue Management Program within Cash App.
  • Develop strategy and manage ongoing implementation of Compliance Governance and Program documentation frameworks for Cash App.
  • Help create and coordinate Cash App Compliance specific content for Board of Director and other Leadership reporting.
  • Work cross-functionally with Block’s compliance governance, Internal Audit, Legal, and other teams within Block/Cash App to support our BSA/AML Program.
  • Support the end-to-end implementation of assigned programs.
  • Communicate progress and present results effectively to all relevant partners.
  • Stay on top of regulatory developments, industry trends and internal roadmaps to guide decisions.


You have:

  • 8+ years experience in the governance of an anti-money laundering and/or consumer protection program within the financial services space.
  • 5+ years experience in a project management-based role and compliance roles, with demonstrated ability to anticipate and prioritize.
  • Significant knowledge of BSA/AML, Sanctions, and Consumer Protection regulations and industry trends.
  • An analytical and metrics-driven approach to create substantiated solutions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and influencing skills with the ability to work with partners across different teams and communicate with all levels of employees.
  • Experience collaborating with team members and partners of all levels.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated judgment in handling complex, confidential scenarios.

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 $142,000 - USD $213,000
Zone B: USD $132,100 - USD $198,100
Zone C: USD $124,900 - USD $187,300
Zone D: USD $113,600 - USD $170,400

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.

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.

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.