Regulatory Licensing Manager

  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Full-time

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 relies on licenses from state and federal financial regulators throughout the U.S to issue many of its products. The core mission of the Regulatory Licensing Manager is to uphold Square's licensing and other regulatory obligations in the lending space, which are necessary to the company's success. Chief among the role's responsibilities are tracking regular license maintenance requirements, filing regulatory reports and regulatory submissions and the congenial, management of daily communications with regulators. You will report to our Regulatory Counsel. More over, you will be a project managing champion, partnering with your team in legal, finance, analytics, product and other teams, to ensure that Square is compliant with applicable requirements while, to the extent possible, streamlining regulatory impact and facilitating innovation. 

You will:

  • Co-manage a licensing program that fulfills our legal and regulatory responsibilities, while endeavoring to minimize business and product impact
  • Execute against regulatory reporting requirements by gathering data from multiple and different company partners
  • Harmonize data and ensure that all reports are submitted with care and accuracy
  • Manage all assigned licensing requirements, working with all partners on:
  • Employee specific licensing registrations on state-by-state basis for lending operations personnel
  • Third-party licensing vendors and work orders
  • Daily license maintenance and regulatory records management
  • Manage relationships with internal partners and state and federal regulators; exercise respectfulness and demonstrate high sensitivity in responding to regulatory requests
  • Manage assigned work with a team-oriented approach


You have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years experience in legal, compliance, or regulatory affairs
  • Interest in and familiarity with lending regulations, and financial services industry best practices
  • Passion for creating and implementing efficient operational and logistical efficiencies
  • Experience working with team members at all levels, company partners, regulators and other third parties; while remaining respectful and efficient, and with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Comfort with interpreting and explaining legal and regulatory obligations to regulators and company partners

Even Better:

  • Paralegal experience
  • Experience in the lending space with licensing

Additional Information

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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
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