Finance & Strategy Senior Analyst, Seller Business
- San Francisco, CA
Finance & Strategy is responsible for improving strategic, financial, and operational decision-making across Square. Our teams core value is trust- we build it by making what is complex simple, and we do it with analysis that is accurate and easy-to-understand. Business partners appreciate our insight and trust us to help solve difficult problems. We believe good ideas can come from anywhere, and well rely on you to collaborate with others, form intelligent opinions, and present your thoughts to decision-makers and company executives.
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 Focus Areas:
The Hardware organization within Square’s Seller business develops, builds, and distributes the physical devices that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses and participate in the economy. It is a critical component of our suite of offerings that aim to provide 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.
Payments is Square's core product and foundational to the growth and success of products across the Square ecosystem. The Payments F&S team is responsible for financial and strategic decision-making supporting all domestic payment processing activities that drive outcomes critical to Square's success. These responsibilities include managing the core payment processing model, monitoring critical business performance trends and driving results-oriented solutions with Finance and Payments partners.
Finance & Strategy team members have an intimate understanding of Squares business. We gain this by leveraging tools like Excel, SQL, and Looker to evaluate customer and financial trends, answer business questions with data-driven insights, and communicate actionable recommendations.
Apply subject matter expertise of Squares business model to 1) create analyses that facilitate clear and timely decision making, 2) forecast performance, including short- and long-term trends, 3) surface strategic insights for business partners, and 4) help inform Squares investment capacity across a range of functions.
Synthesize data from SQL databases and collaborate cross-functionally across Product, Marketing, Accounting, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to understand complex relationships between key drivers of our business.
Report and analyze business results and communicate key takeaways to senior stakeholders, including identifying opportunities or risks.
Manage headcount and operating expense budget processes to ensure investment allocation and resources are in alignment with Squares strategic priorities.
Bachelors degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another relevant field
2 to 4 years of experience focused on financial modeling
Advanced proficiency in Excel (you should be prepared for an Excel modeling interview)
Excellent business acumen and communication skills
Ability to execute independently and engage with team members of all levels
Commitment to Squares purpose of Economic Empowerment
Experience with SQL/comfort working with large data sets and creating data visualizations
Experience with software, internet, payments and/or financial technology industry