Finance & Strategy Analyst - Cash App
- San Francisco, CA
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 and financial decision making across the company. Our teams core value is trust we build it by making what is complex simple, and we do it with elegant models that are both accurate and easy-to-understand. Business partners appreciate our insight and trust us to help them solve difficult problems. At Square we believe that good ideas can come from anywhere, and well trust you to collaborate with others, form intelligent opinions, and present your thoughts to decision makers and the executive team.
We are looking for an analyst who will work as a member of Squares Finance & Strategy team supporting Cash App. This analyst will play an integral part in Squares success by providing strategic decision support, forecasting, and financial planning & reporting.
The Cash App team is focused on building financial service products for individuals, whether making it easier to send / receive money, make purchases using the Cash Card, receive discounts through Cash Boost, as well as buy / sell Bitcoin. The Cash App has seen tremendous user growth, and along with this growth comes incredible opportunities, and significant challenges for our business. As a key business partner for the Cash App team, you will play a critical role tackling the following responsibilities below:
Strategic Decision Support:
We are the analytic advisor to our business partners. Responsibilities will include analytics initiatives such as financial modeling, customer LTV analysis, product/competitive landscape benchmarking, referral-marketing design/analysis, and other data-driven analysis in support of key business / product decisions.
We use data to predict short-term and long-term trends for making strategic decisions. We have intimate knowledge of the data available and actively mine it from our SQL databases. We build models in Excel to understand complex relationships between variables and gain insight.
Financial Planning & Reporting:
We have an intimate understanding of Squares business. We gain this by regularly partnering with business functions (e.g. Finance/Accounting, Business Intelligence, Marketing, Products, International, and others) to analyze and report on the financial impact of decisions across the company. We support our business partners to manage their budgets and ensure they have resource allocations to invest properly behind key initiatives.
A Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or other relevant field
2 to 6 years of relevant industry experience with financial modeling (e.g. investment banking, business valuation, corporate finance, consulting)
Proficiency in Excel
Basic understanding of the payments and financial services industries
Excellent interpersonal skills
A highly analytical and inquisitive work style with a keen attention to detail -- but also ability to see the big picture
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
A strong passion for Squares mission
Experience with Hyperion, SQL and Data Visualization software (Tableau / Looker) is a plus
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.