Finance & Strategy Associate- Operations
- 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, financial and operational 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 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 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 experienced analyst who will work as a member of Squares Operations Finance & Strategy team, and who will directly influence key elements of Squares strategic decision making, operational execution, and financial forecasting. You will also play a critical role in building the analytical capabilities and delivering insights that will inform decisions regarding Squares investments across a range of operating functions and will partner directly with members of the executive team to drive favorable outcomes for Square.
Apply an analytical approach to support strategic decision making, with a focus on building the foundations for scalable, enterprise-level operating efficiency
Partner with key operating teams across Square, including the Legal, Corporate Development, Communications, Compliance and People functions to optimize financial planning processes, policies, and the implementation of key team initiatives
Develop KPI frameworks to track team-specific and company-wide trends, identify opportunities, clearly communicate recommendations, and collaborate across all levels of the organization
Distill data and create analyses that will facilitate clear and timely decision making; improve visibility and usability of our existing data, and use that data create measurable goals
Prepare analysis and support communications with board members and executive staff
Partner with the People organization to evaluate personnel-related programs and investments
Build trust through numerically-driven insights and analysis
A Bachelors Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field
4-6 years of relevant industry experience with financial modeling (e.g. investment banking, private equity, finance & strategy in a corporate environment, consulting)
Excellent proficiency in Excel (you should be prepared for a modeling interview)
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
Basic understanding of the payments industry and a commitment to Squares mission
Experience with Hyperion is a plus
Experience with SQL 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.