Finance and Strategy Manager - Strategic Initiatives

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 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

We are looking for an experienced Finance & Strategy Manager, reporting to our Director of Strategic Initiatives, who will work as a member of Square's Finance & Strategy team, helping lead high priority strategic projects that affect the future trajectory of Square. You will shape both where we are going and how we are getting there, focusing on areas that fall outside the daily responsibility of our BUs (Seller, Cash App, and TIDAL).

The Strategic Initiatives function on the F&S team was formed in February 2021 and you will be the second person to join the team; as such, it will be a highly entrepreneurial role with lots of opportunity to define where to focus the team's efforts. We anticipate substantially adding to the team over the coming years and we will look to you to help shape how we structure the team.

This position can be based in any Square office in the United States or be 100% remote from any location in the continental United States

You Will:

  • Guide blue-sky thinking into new businesses or markets that Square should enter to support our mission of Economic Empowerment, and define plan for executing
  • Support strategic decisions and ad hoc analyses related to M&A activities, real estate, tax, corporate entity structure, amongst others.
  • Manage long-term strategic resource allocation and investment into existing and developing business units.
  • In partnership with our Treasury team, guide capital markets activities and analyses to support Square's balance sheet and cash position.
  • Regularly partner across departments and teams to analyze and report on the financial impact of decisions across the company
  • Provide financial analysis and commentary to important partners including Square's board, management team and Investor Relations team.
  • Improve our strategic decision-making processes to improve the way Square is governed


You Have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience (e.g. management consulting, investment banking, private equity, investments, strategic finance, corporate finance)
  • Excellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel (you should be prepared for a case study)
  • Consistent track record of success and career progression
  • Basic understanding of the financial services industry and a commitment to Square's mission
  • Experience with consumer finance, payments, small business finance, or consumer SaaS companies, preferred

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
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