Finance & Strategy Senior Analyst, Seller Business

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
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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 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:

Global Marketing & Brand

The Marketing team’s purpose is to shape and grow our brand while generating demand and adoption of Square’s products and services. Direct marketing, online and offline, has also been an effective customer acquisition channel. The team’s responsibilities span creative production, product and brand awareness campaigns, and performance marketing aimed at driving customer conversion and sign-ups. The team makes purposeful investments in areas such as online advertising in addition to creative endeavors such as sponsoring events or creating award winning videos.

Square Online Store

We are looking for an analyst to join the team that supports eCommerce business. eCommerce business includes Square Online Store and Weebly. Weebly was acquired by Square in May 2018. We integrated Weebly technology with Square to create a feature-rich, self-serve website builder that helps sellers create a custom online store. The product offers a complete platform that allows anyone to start and grow an online business with curated website templates and powerful e-commerce capabilities. 

Square Appointments / Vertical POS

We are looking for an analyst to join the team that supports vertical POS products with a focus on the Square Appointments. The Square Appointments App helps service professionals manage their calendar on the go for Appointment-based businesses. With Square’s online scheduling software, customers can always get access to their availability and confirm their appointments seamlessly online. Our merchants easily keep their schedules open and attract new business—even when they're done for the day.

Job Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

You have:

  • 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

Even Better

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

  • Experience with software, internet, payments and/or financial technology industry

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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. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources