Finance & Strategy, Lead

  • 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 the company. Our team’s core value is trust – we build it by making what is complex simple, and 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 your colleagues and the executive team.

We are looking for an experienced leader to join Square’s Finance & Strategy team in San Francisco.  This individual will drive financial planning & reporting to support Square’s business and to provide visibility and tracking of our financial performance.  This position will also be heavily involved in our forecast, annual planning and budgeting processes and as such, will require a great deal of interaction with key stakeholders across finance and the company.   

You will:

  • Manage key financial processes, including forecasting, budget planning, performance reporting, and others.

  • Contribute to financial commentaries and documents to support key financial deliverables.  

  • Develop new processes or streamline existing processes relating to financial planning/reporting.

  • Develop metrics to track team-specific and company-wide trends, identify opportunities, clearly communicate recommendations, and collaborate across all levels of the organization.

  • Support ad hoc projects and help define systems improvements to support Square’s growth. 

  • Apply an analytical approach to influence strategic decision making, with a focus on capital allocation decisions and long-term financial planning

  • Provide financial analysis and commentary to key stakeholders including Square’s board, management team and Investor Relations team

  • Manage a high performing team


You have:

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

  • 8 to 12+ years of relevant finance experience, including experience in finance & strategy in a corporate environment

  • Experience leading, developing, and growing a team

  • Exceptional judgement and maturity, including an ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levels

  • Demonstrated experience leading complex, cross-functional workstreams

  • Excellent proficiency in accounting and corporate finance concepts

  • Familiarity with financial planning processes and business systems such as Hyperion

  • Consistent track record of success and career progression

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.