Finance & Strategy Senior Analyst, Seller Business

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
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Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

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:

Hardware

The Hardware organization within Square’s Seller business develops, builds, and distributes the physical devices that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses and participate in the economy. It is a critical component of our suite of offerings that aim to provide 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.

Payments

Payments is Square's core product and foundational to the growth and success of products across the Square ecosystem. The Payments F&S team is responsible for financial and strategic decision-making supporting all domestic payment processing activities that drive outcomes critical to Square's success. These responsibilities include managing the core payment processing model, monitoring critical business performance trends and driving results-oriented solutions with Finance and Payments partners.

You will:

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