Finance & Strategy Manager - Payroll Product

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Much in the same way that Square revolutionized payments, Square Payroll is radically altering how employees get paid and businesses manage their finances. Square Payroll is automating one of the most complex administrative aspects of running a business: paying a team. We help business owners hire, retain and pay great talent so they can grow their business, and we provide financial control and stability to the hourly workers that need it most. Our customers love our product because it is easy to use, fast, and gives them peace of mind. Our team loves working on Payroll because we're a nimble, full-stack team with a lot of passion to build a remarkable Payroll product and business.

We are looking for a Finance & Strateg Manager, reporting to a Finance & Strategy lead, who will work as a member of our Finance & Strategy team supporting our Payroll product. You will be essential to the product's success. We are thus looking for someone with a background who can manage solutions across a variety of strategic and financial focused challenges.

You Will:

  • You will act as a CFO for our Payroll product, including 1) forecasting the Payroll product's financial performance and developing/managing core Indicators; 2) leading all strategic projects such as pricing, new market analysis and competitor benchmarking and investment frameworks / benchmarking and 3) reporting our results and communicate important takeaways to senior team members (product leaders, board members and executive staff), including identifying business opportunities and risks.
  • Partner with departments across the company (e.g. Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Sales and Marketing, and others) to develop frameworks and analysis for measuring impact and optimizing trade-offs across the business.
  • Develop financial models and dashboards to track our success and summarize data from these dashboards and SQL to identify the top opportunities for creating growth and lowering costs.
  • Support the team with determining the best investment strategy to promote efficient growth and align with Square's strategic priorities.
  • Work with Accounting and other Financial partners on monthly/quarterly/annual reporting processes


You Have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field.
  • 5+ years of experience at a top-tier investment bank, consulting firm, or in a rigorous corporate strategy environment
  • Excellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel (can perform complex functions - there will be a case study)
  • Experience with (or enthusiasm to learn) SQL and data visualization tools (Looker, Tableau), a plus

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of 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.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources