Regulatory Program Manager - Japan

  • Full-time

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

The Compliance Team works to protect Square, Square customers, and enable safe growth across our ecosystems. We are looking for a Compliance Regulatory Program Manager to partner with the Compliance Lead to support the Compliance Japan Team. Reporting to the Compliance Lead - Japan, you will provide highly skilled support of Compliance activities, risk assessments, legislative reviews and undertake complex projects to support the team. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Policy & Program Development and Management

  • Stay on top of regulatory changes, developments, industry trends and Square roadmaps to drive decisions

  • Organize and manage technical and business projects, by gathering requirements, developing and tracking project milestones, and estimating work efforts

  • Identify and evaluate AML transaction monitoring and local regulatory requirements for new and existing products or features, and create Compliance request document

  • Engage with internal and external team members to improve processes and procedures

  • Help building tactical and scalable solutions for operational teams to manage compliance tasks and risks

  • Design and maintain all relevant documentation and content according to established cadence

  • Manage regulatory/compliance inquiries from relevant internal and external stakeholders and partners

  • Communicate with regulatory bodies, acquirers and network brands when necessary

  • Work with colleagues across Compliance, Internal Audit, Risk, Legal, Policy and business units. 

  • Risk assessments of Japan market


  • Experience in Fin-tech or financial industry, working with compliance/Risk

  • Experience in communicating with local regulatory bodies

  • 5+ years in relevant compliance/legal roles in Japan

  • Knowledge, understanding and applicability of various local laws and regulations to the products and features offered and considered

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in Japanese and English

  • Adaptability in an agile and fast-paced environment

  • Ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levels 

  • A mindset to deliver results proactively, resourcefully, and methodically

  • Passion for Square and interest in the technology industry



  • Certified attorney (Japan)


  • Government license/registration support

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.

Privacy Policy