SAR Investigations Specialist at Square (Remote)

| St. Louis, MO | Remote
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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 app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, instantly available and universally accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.
Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.
Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are.
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Job Description

The Suspicious Activity Reporting team at Square actively monitors for potential money laundering, fraud, and other suspicious activity across Cash App. Square is looking for a SAR Investigations Specialist to help conduct deep-dive investigations, analyzing transaction activity and trends involving potential financial crimes, and drafting Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).


You Will:

  • Monitor and act upon compliance-related escalations and referrals

  • Investigate and document incidents of potential money laundering, fraud, terrorist financing, and other illicit activities across the Cash App platform

  • Write and review Suspicious Activity Reports to be transmitted to FinCEN and applicable agencies

  • Keep up with regulatory updates and assist in identifying new trends and evolving AML typologies

  • Contribute to projects optimizing the regulatory program and operation team's processes

  • Work in collaboration with Customer Support, Risk, Engineering, and other operations teams within Square

You Have:

  • 2+ years experience in BSA/AML/Compliance or Fraud/Risk related work, preferably in a financial institution or related FinTech payments space

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong investigative skills, including familiarity with public record research and database tools

  • Knowledge in AML transaction monitoring/suspicious activity reporting typologies and risks in regards to funds transfers/p2p payments, equities, and cryptocurrency

  • Demonstrated transaction analysis skills that apply across numerous financial products in complex scenarios

  • Familiarity with relevant AML laws and regulations as well as industry best practices

  • Excellent written communication skills that demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy

  • An ability to handle sensitive directives and work with team members and stakeholders of all levels

  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adjust quickly

  • Experience using G-Suite and collaborative tools

You Even Better:

  • Familiarity with utilizing and writing SQL queries

  • Experience manipulating and presenting trends to management utilizing large data-sets

  • Ability to create presentations for stakeholders and vendor staff

  • Experience with QC design, implementation, and operations

  • A self starter who can manage projects and tasks end to end with minimal supervision, providing regular updates to management

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.

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.

More Information on Square
Square operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, St. Louis, MO, Salt Lake City, UT, New York, NY, Denver, CO and Seattle, WA. Square was founded in 2009. It has 6769 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 603 open jobs at Square, click here.
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