Financial Crime AML Analyst

Website Afterpay

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About the job
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

As a Compliance Specialist at Block, you will join a team that executes several important processes that support Afterpay’s financial crime management systems. These processes are not only important in supporting our ability to meet our regulatory obligations but also so we do our part in preventing and disrupting financial crime.

You will:
Use a variety of third-party and proprietary systems and workflows
Work with one or more of our critical financial crime management processes, namely:
Merchant monitoring and customer screening;
Enhanced customer due diligence;
Transaction monitoring and suspicious matter reporting / suspicious activity reporting (SMR/SAR)

Follow documented procedures and instructions, enhancing your skills to eventually work on some of our more complex and critical processes
From time to time, work on other projects or opportunities across the team



You have:

Experience working in operational teams, being able to follow documented procedures and instructions
Some exposure to AML/CTF or broader financial crime operational environments
You have an analytical and investigative mind, and can review and absorb data from different sources to form judgements and sound conclusions
Experience writing out investigative reasonings; by making file notes, preparing brief investigative reports and making regulatory filings (e.g. Suspicious Matter Reports / Suspicious Transaction Reports)


Even better:

A professional membership with ACAMS, an equivalent industry body or other tertiary qualifications in the area of financial crime, fraud risk management or compliance


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, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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.


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 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.

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