Global Sanctions Risk Manager

Square, New York NY, US

Square works for every business.

Duration: Full-Time

The Corporate Compliance team's objective is to further Block’s mission of economic empowerment while keeping bad actors from using our platform. You will support the Global Head of Sanctions in identifying and mitigating enterprise-level program risk to help us achieve these goals.

As the Global Sanctions Risk Manager, you are an experienced and motivated compliance practitioner, able to support and develop the inclusive growth of a team of compliance professionals. You will combat sanctions risk across the organization by using tools and analyzing data to drive truly innovative decisions for the Global Sanctions Compliance Program.

You Will:

  • Assist in the completion of annual and ad-hoc risk assessments, in addition to drafting gap analyses and action plans that mitigate the identified risks. 
  • Develop, coordinate, and scale a risk-based response plan that addresses new risks introduced to the program. Communicate situation reports to impacted stakeholders, initiate root cause analysis, and develop action plans to address the risk.  
  • Identify and communicate economic sanctions risk metrics to the Board, CCO, and relevant stakeholders (Business Units).
  • Communicate reject/block transaction reports and file annual regulatory reporting. Develop, maintain, and manage a scalable reporting program, with a focus on timely and accurate reporting to OFAC and when applicable coordinate with International Leads to assist in reporting to non-OFAC regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and maintain Block’s country risk assessment program to meet the needs of stakeholders across the Compliance organization. 

You Have:

  • 4+ years economic sanctions experience 
  • 3+ years experience in identifying risk (analyzing and accounting/mitigating for risk)
  • 3 years as a project or program manager with experience in international markets
  • Experience drafting and maintaining global program content within a highly regulated environment 

Even Better:

  • Experience using technology to guide scalable solutions in the global sanctions compliance space
  • A mindset to deliver results proactively, resourcefully, and methodically

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.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, 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. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

About Square

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. So we’re building easy tools to empower and enrich people. Tools that shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it—because we believe in fair and square. We started with a little white card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, our Cash app lets people send money instantly, and we’re building easy tools for customers, too. We’re empowering the electrician to send invoices, setting up the food truck with a delivery option, helping the clothing boutique pay its employees, and giving the coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.


Want to learn more about Square? Visit Square's website.