Finance and Strategy Analyst, International

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy, so we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started in San Francisco in 2009 with a little white credit card reader and we now serve millions of businesses around the world. We came to the UK in 2017, our fifth global market, and provide hardware and software solutions that help sellers of all sizes start, run and grow their business.

We’re empowering SMEs across the UK to take card payments wherever their customers are - in person, by invoice, over the phone or online. Our Square Reader and Square Stand help our sellers accept Chip & PIN and Contactless payments quickly, easily and affordably. Our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re shortening the distance between having an idea and making a living from it—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The Finance & Strategy team is responsible for improving strategic and financial decision-making across the company. Finance & Strategy team members have an intimate understanding of Square's business. We gain this by leveraging tools like Excel and SQL to evaluate customer and financial trends, answer business questions with data-driven insights, and communicate actionable recommendations.

We’re looking for an analyst who will work as a member of Square’s Finance & Strategy team supporting both our UK and overall International business. You will play an integral part in Square’s success across both the UK and other International markets by providing strategic decision support, forecasting, financial planning & reporting. This position will be based in our EMEA HQ in Dublin, Ireland, and will report to the EMEA CFO.

You will:

  • Act as a Finance Business Partner for our UK team, working very closely with the MSP teams (Marketing, Sales, Partnerships), supporting them on projects and business issues as required. This role will also have involvement supporting our broader international efforts, including new market initiatives

  • Own top-line revenue forecasting, and opex budgeting for the UK and any other new markets in region

  • Manage in region team headcount and operating budget processes to ensure investment allocation and resources are in alignment with Square's strategic priorities

  • Prepare, report and analyze business results, communicating key takeaways to senior stakeholders (e.g. company executives and Board members), including identifying opportunities or risks

  • Support strategic decision making, which will include analytics initiatives such as financial modeling, go-to-market strategy formulation, pricing, LTV analysis, channel performance measurement and partnership negotiations

  • Liaise with the International Accounting team on transactional and financial close matters to ensure accuracy over financial statement reporting

Qualifications

You have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another relevant field

  • 3 to 5 years of experience focused on financial modeling or commercial finance (e.g. investment banking, consulting, corporate finance, or qualified accountant with commercial experience/acumen)

  • 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 and across all business functions

  • A highly analytical and inquisitive work style with a keen attention to detail -- but also ability to see the big picture

  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment

  • Willingness to travel as required (mostly UK and San Francisco)

Even better:

  • Experience with SQL/comfort working with large data sets and creating data visualizations

  • Experience in the payments industry and/or in a large international organization

Additional Information

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.