Finance and Strategy Senior Analyst, International

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

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 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 decision-makers and the executive team.

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. 

International:

International is one of Square’s strategic priorities and represents a key growth vector for the company. That growth is fueled by investment in existing markets, as well as evaluation of potential new markets. International success requires a large cross-functional effort: product, go-to-market, and operational teams must work cohesively to enable sellers globally to thrive in the economy. 

We are looking for passionate individuals who will work as a member of Square’s Finance & Strategy team, leading efforts to support our product teams. This role will play an integral part in Square’s success by working directly with Square’s product business and finance leaders, driving financial planning and business forecasting, and developing strategic analysis around key business initiatives. This role is based in Toronto, Canada and will primarily focus on supporting the Canada market. This role reports into our Finance & Strategy Manager based in Dublin, Ireland.

You Will:

  • Act as the primary Finance Business Partner (FBP) with key business units within our Seller organization and collaborate across all levels and business functions in the organization

  • Apply an analytical approach to support strategic decisions, including projects on pricing design and analysis, customer behavior analysis and economics, LTV / ROI of marketing efforts, market/competitive landscape benchmarking, and other data-driven analysis  

  • Create analyses that facilitates clear and timely decision making, actively mining data from our databases to predict short-term and long-term trends

  • Evaluate business performance; report and analyze the performance; identify any risks or opportunities associated with reported financial data

  • Regularly partner with business functions (e.g. Accounting, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Sales and Marketing, and others) to analyze and report on the financial impact of decisions across the company

  • Prepare analysis and support communication to product leaders, board members and executive staff

  • Lead the financial planning process for key product and business teams; including building/maintaining operating and financial models, managing investment budgets for teams to ensure they have resource allocations to invest properly behind key initiatives 

  • Own top-line revenue forecasting for the Canadian market and other international markets as required

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

Qualifications

You have:

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

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant industry experience 

  • Proficiency in financial modeling and Excel (you should be prepared for a case study)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Strong business acumen and communication skills

  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment

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

Even better:

  • Experience with payments industry a plus

  • Experience with SQL and data visualization tools (Looker)

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. 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.