Finance & Strategy Lead for Square Payments

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

We are looking for a Manager to lead our Square Payments function. In this role, you will lead all of our strategic and business planning for our domestic payments business and be a lead partner to one of our largest payment product teams. This position will be fundamental in shaping our payments strategy and communicating critical decisions to Block management. This will be a manager position with one direct report supporting the role. This position can sit in any Square office in the US or be remote from any US state with the exception of Alaska.

You Will:

Serve in a divisional CFO-like capacity for our payment products. Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Lead all strategic and business planning for Square’s domestic payments business, including understanding key internal and external drivers and business performance trends to inform decision driving critical investments into Square’s business.

  • Be the lead strategy partner to our Industry Relations team, driving deal negotiation strategy and analysis with all external partners.

  • Create analyses that allow leaders to make clear decisions through strategic, highly visible projects

  • Forecast, analyze and report business performance

  • Work with senior leaders and partners to surface strategic insights for decision making

  • Partner with product leadership to develop new strategies to drive growth both in domestic and international markets

  • Collaborate across Marketing, Data Science, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to identify and understand complex relationships between key drivers of our business


You have:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in both strategy/operations and finance/planning functions

  • Experience managing a team

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and clearly articulate outcomes to senior management

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel (can perform complex functions), there will be a case study

  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment

  • Experience with SQL/comfort working with large datasets, preferred

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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