Finance & Strategy, Analyst - Finance Operations

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Job Description

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 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 we’ll 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 Square’s Foundational Finance & Strategy team, with a focus on key operational items. The Foundational Team provides support and partnership to Square’s G&A functions, including counsel, people, infrastructure, experience, and real estate teams amongst others. You will play a critical role partnering directly with finance business partners on key elements of operational execution such as procurement, team and company headcount management, and management reporting. 

You will:

  • Own and centralize key operational aspects of the finance function, including areas related to: 

    • Management reporting: you will perform analysis and provide insight for regular variance to budget reporting in support of key budget and investment decisions.

    • Headcount management: Square’s largest financial investment is in its people; you will coordinate with business, recruiting and HR partners to manage detailed headcount planning efforts.

    • Procurement: you will partner closely with business areas to manage bottoms-up budget builds and tracking to budget.

  • Demonstrate a mindset of continuous improvement to drive efficiencies within F&S and more effective business partnering across Square. 

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to drive key initiatives such as process improvement and standardization, system enhancements, and data governance.


You have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Accounting, or other relevant field

  • 0-2 years of relevant experience in finance operations, corporate FP&A, audit, accounting, and/or procurement

  • Self-starter and team-player mentality

  • Ability to execute independently across functional teams

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Commitment to Square’s mission

Even better:

  • Experience with Hyperion, Oracle Procurement and/or Workday is a plus

  • Experience with process improvement and/or operations experience is a plus

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) 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.