Regulatory Licensing Lead

05 Jun, 2020


Regulatory Licensing Lead

San Francisco, CA

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for a highly engaged candidate with a passion for all things money services business to join our legal organization.

You will, under the direction of the Cash Counsel Lead:

  • Manage a team responsible for:
    • coordinating state money transmission license reporting, including preparation and submission of all renewal applications, quarterly, semi-annual, annual financial and other reports as required,
    • preparing notification and forms related to any and all material changes to the company as required by state regulators, and
    • communicating with licensors and respond to all licensing or license compliance related inquiries from licensors or agencies.
  • Oversee regulatory examinations by collating internal responses to pre-examination due diligence requests and managing on-site examinations including collaboration with internal partners
  • Lead Square’s response and remediation efforts for examinations conducted and findings issued by such licensors or agencies including
  • Support internal audit implementation and reporting for examinations conducted and findings
  • Represent Square’s compliance with the New York Department of Financial Services for Square’s BitLicense and Money Transmitter Licenses
  • Provide recommendation to company compliance policies and procedures, legal contracts or terms and conditions to ensure compliance with licensing legislation


You have:

  • Minimum 8 years of money transmission license and money services business experience
  • J.D. is required
  • Team management, 3 years experience preferred
  • Direct experience and working knowledge of money transmitter licensing regulations
  • Experience working with state or federal regulators
  • The ability to meet deliverables on time and work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, 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
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Learn more here

Job posted: 2020-06-05