Finance & Strategy, Manager
- San Francisco, CA
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We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.
Finance & Strategy is responsible for improving strategic, financial and operational decision-making across the company. Our team’s core value is trust – we build it by making what is complex simple, and with analysis that is accurate and easy-to-understand. Business partners appreciate our insight and trust us to help them solve difficult problems across the company. At Square we believe that good ideas can come from anywhere, and we’ll trust you to collaborate with others, form intelligent opinions, and present your thoughts to decision-makers and the executive team.
The Square Seller business provides products and services that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses and participate in the economy. The foundation of our offerings is a full service, managed payments offering and extends to include point-of-sale software and services that help sellers make informed business decisions on their orders, inventory, locations, employees, and customers. We have grown rapidly to serve millions of sellers that represent a diverse set of industries and sizes, and span geographies including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The Seller team includes both product business teams, as well as go-to-market and operational functional teams.
Open Areas within Seller:
International is one of Square’s strategic priorities and represents a key growth vector for the company. That growth is fueled by investment in existing markets, as well as evaluation of potential new markets. International success requires a large cross-functional effort: product, go-to-market, and operational teams must work cohesively to enable sellers globally to thrive in the economy.
We are looking for passionate individuals who will work as a member of Square’s Finance & Strategy team, leading efforts to support our product teams. This leader will play an integral part in Square’s success by working directly with Square’s product business and finance leaders, driving financial planning and business forecasting, and developing strategic analysis around key business initiatives.
Act as the primary Finance Business Partner (FBP) with key business units within our Seller organization and collaborate across all levels and business functions in the organization
Apply an analytical approach to support strategic decisions, including projects on pricing design and analysis, customer behavior analysis and economics, LTV / ROI of marketing efforts, market/competitive landscape benchmarking, and other data-driven analysis
Create analyses that facilitates clear and timely decision making, actively mining data from our databases predict short-term and long-term trends
Evaluate business performance; report and analyze the performance; identify any risks or opportunities associated with reported financial data
Regularly partner with business functions (e.g. Accounting, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Sales and Marketing, and others) to analyze and report on the financial impact of decisions across the company
Prepare analysis and support communication to product leaders, board members and executive staff
Lead the financial planning process for key product and business teams; including building/maintaining operating and financial models, managing investment budgets for teams to ensure they have resource allocations to invest properly behind key initiatives
A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field
4 to 6 years of relevant industry experience
Excellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel (you should be prepared for a case study)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Consistent track record of success and career progression
Exceptional judgement and maturity, including an ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levels
Experience with payments industry a plus
Experience with SQL and data visualization tools (Looker)
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 and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 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)squareup.com. 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.