Finance and Strategy Manager - Payments

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. 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. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. 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 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 solve difficult problems. We believe good ideas can come from anywhere, and we’ll 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 help sellers start, run, and grow their businesses and participate in the economy. The foundation of our offerings is a full service, managed payments system 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. 


Payments is Square’s core product and is fundamental 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:

  • Manage the financial planning process for the US Payments Processing business including building/maintaining operating and financial models while working with the Payments Partnerships team on strategy and forecasting of all external partnership activities impacting the Payments business. 

  • Apply subject matter expertise of Square’s payments business to 1) forecast performance, including short- and long-term trends, 2) create analyses that facilitate clear and timely decision making, 3) surface strategic insights for business partners and 4) help inform Square’s investment capacity across a range of functions.

  • Report and analyze business results and communicate key takeaways to senior stakeholders (product leaders, board members and executive staff), including identifying business opportunities and risks.

  • 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.

  • Synthesize data from SQL databases and collaborate cross-functionally with various Business Partners to understand complex relationships between key drivers of our business.

  • Help advise on Payments operating expense budget activities to ensure investment allocation and resources are in alignment with Square’s strategic priorities.


You have:

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

  • 4 to 6 years of relevant industry experience 

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Consistent track record of success and career progression

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

Even better:

  • Experience with payments industry a plus

  • Experience with SQL and data visualization tools (Looker)

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.