Finance and Strategy Senior Analyst - International
- Toronto, ON, Canada
Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. 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.
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 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.
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
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
Experience with payments industry a plus
Experience with SQL and data visualization tools (Looker)
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