Head of First Line Risk and Monitoring

Posted on 5/31/2024



10,001+ employees

Economic empowerment through inclusive technology

Social Impact
Financial Services
Consumer Goods


Remote in USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • 12-15+ years of experience as a risk professional at a payment/e-money institution, FinTech, financial services firm and/or professional service firm serving financial institution clients
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a metrics-driven approach to create substantiated solutions
  • World-class communication skills and the ability to present complex information in a simple and clear manner
  • Experience managing projects and scaling processes with company growth
  • A strong track-record of growing and leading teams at scale
  • Ability to reason about against competing priorities and structure roadmaps to have outsized impact on a business
  • Build and lead a team responsible for identification, assessment, and mitigation of risks across the first line of defense
  • Define, measure, and monitor first line activities across Product and Business
  • Drive investigations and evaluations of risk and dashboards with dedicated analytics resources
  • Influence & partner with Cash Product, Business, Compliance, and Counsel teams to implement potential enhancements
  • Work closely with senior leadership across second line of defense functions
  • Manage global strategic partner and regulator relationships from the first line perspective, supporting ongoing management, audits, and inquiries
  • Regularly engage with and present to the Block Board of Directors and Cash App’s executive leadership team
  • Cultivate and embed a strong enterprise risk management culture across the business
  • Constantly stay informed about all business risks and customer behavior - both current and emerging

Block is a company deeply invested in economic empowerment through its innovative use of technology across multiple disciplines, including financial forecasting, system security, and inclusive People policies. This multifaceted approach not only fosters an inclusive workplace but also promotes continual learning and growth among its employees, making it a leader in nurturing and implementing new initiatives in its industry.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Oakland, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth