Companies Hiring Now — Impact of COVID-19: There are companies out there that are experiencing an immediate need for new employees including delivery networks, shippers and warehouse operators, and grocery and restaurant delivery services. Click here for more information.


Compliance Analyst

Job Location

Tokyo, Japan

Job Description

Click Here to Apply

Job Description

The mission of the Compliance Operations team at Square Japan is to perform the day-to-day operational tasks associated with payment network,partnership, and regulatory requirements. The team actively engages in monitoring for prohibited activities such as anti-money laundering activity along with enforcing Square's Merchant User Agreement. Other areas of responsibility include sanction checks, liaison with law enforcement agencies and interactions with corporate partners and the credit card payment networks.


You will:


  • Monitor and act upon reports involving compliance-related alerts
  • Verify merchant information and conduct due diligence reviews as part of Square's on-boarding review policy
  • Ensure all daily operation deliverables are met within established SLAs
  • Interact with Square merchants in writing to ensure full compliance with all applicable laws and policies
  • Provide coaching and training on account reviews for new and junior team members
  • Conduct regular reviews of operations processes to ensure functionality and develop additional efficiency
  • Work cross-functionally with Customer Support, Risk, and other teams within Square and advise on compliance operations.
  • Communicate with corporate partners to ensure our compliance monitoring is aligned with their requirements

Policy & Programs

  • Work with the Governance team to ensure our existing policies and programs are up to date and aligned with enterprise standards
  • Communicate with stakeholders on compliance policy & programs and best practices. Work with them to remediate identified issues 
  • Research relevant laws and regulations and work with Legal to provide guidance and interpretation

Salary range: 6763000 - 9149000 JPY

Job Requirements


You have:

  • 3+ years of experience in compliance or policy development/implementation work with a financial institution or payment-focused company
  • a 4-year undergraduate degree
  • Investigative skills, including familiarity with public record research and database tools 
  • Transaction analysis skills that apply across numerous financial products and services in complex scenarios
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Japanese and English
  • A passion for Square and an interest in technology/knowledge of the industry
  • Understanding of compliance policy and programs in Japan financial industry
  • Regulatory/payment network rule experience

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Experience required: Associate

Click Here to Apply

View More Square Jobs

Contact Information

Contact Human Resources


April 19, 2021
UID: 405999991462169 does not guarantee the validity or accuracy of the job information posted in this database. It is the job seeker's responsibility to independently review all posting companies, contracts and job offers.