Payments Compliance Lead, Regulatory

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  • United States, Sunnyvale, CA View on Map
  • Post Date : October 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2020
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Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • CAMS certification or equivalent
  • 7 years of experience with regulatory payments laws and guidance in the US and international markets (AML, KYC, sanctions, etc.)

Preferred qualifications:

  • JD or equivalent
  • Experience building a regulatory tracking database or system
  • Experience developing, reviewing and/or assessing AML and sanctions policies for a money transmitter, payments processor, financial institution or similar organization
  • Experience representing an industry body or company in regulatory discussions and working groups related to AML and sanctions
  • Proven track record of engaging regulators to demonstrate commitment to strong risk management and compliance activities

About the job

The Google Compliance team makes sure that our business is always consistent with the current financial regulations. Comprised of multitaskers, this team balances Google’s legal and compliance requirements with the dynamic needs of our users and the values of our company. As part of this team, you proactively identify pain points and gaps in existing policy frameworks and find innovative solutions. You develop efficient compliance systems and work with teams to implement these across the organization. You are thorough in all you do and see to it that as Google pursues our next big idea, we always have our bases covered.

We drive the evolution of the governance and policy infrastructure for Google Payments entities to reflect the growing complexity and size of our portfolio/partners, as well as rising regulatory expectations.

You will be a specialist for Regulatory Compliance, ensuring applicable anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions laws and regulations are reflected in our internal policies so all services stay in continuous compliance with government regulations, licensing, and reporting obligations. You should have working knowledge of regulatory compliance to be able to spot risk issues regarding money transmitters/money services businesses, AML, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Know Your Customer (KYC), Suspicious Activity report filings, Sanctions screening (e.g., OFAC), FCPA and Privacy.

The name Google came from “googol,” a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.


  • Work with Payments Counsel and Government Affairs & Public Policy to stay up to date on new, pending, and upcoming regulations that will impact our payments compliance program and product portfolio
  • Partner with regional Compliance Officers to ensure our AML and sanctions policies reflect evolving regulatory requirements
  • Map AML/sanctions policies to existing internal procedures and operational practices
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure alignment of policies and procedures; partner with operational teams to identify and implement any new controls/processes to comply with regulatory changes
  • Represent Google’s Payments Compliance team at industry events and regulatory discussions related to AML and sanctions

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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