Finance & Strategy Manager - Marketing

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

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.

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 Marketing team’s purpose is to shape and grow our brand, drive greater awareness of our ecosystem of products, and convert prospective merchants to Square customers. The team leverages a broad portfolio of marketing investments to acquire merchants, ranging from high reaching channels such as TV advertising to highly targeted channels such as social media. The marketing team leverages machine learning models and complex attribution methods to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of our investments. 

We are looking for a Finance & Strategy Manager to join the Marketing Finance & Strategy team, reporting to our Global Marketing Finance Lead, who will partner with leads across Marketing and Data Science to inform how we invest to acquire merchants. The responsibilities include identifying indicators to evaluate performance, creating frameworks for evaluating investments, analyzing our acquisition trends and discerning opportunities, and mapping the competitive landscape to better inform growth.

Finance & Strategy team members have an intimate understanding of Square’s business. We gain this by leveraging tools like Excel, SQL, and Looker to evaluate customer and financial trends, answer business questions with data-driven insights, and communicate actionable recommendations.

You Will:

  • Apply expertise of Square's business model to 1) create analyses that encourage clear decision-making, 2) forecast performance, including all trends, 3) surface strategic insights for partners, and 4) help inform Square's investment capacity

  • Report results and communicate essential takeaways to senior team members, including identifying opportunities or risks

  • Analyze data from SQL databases and collaborate across Marketing, Data Science, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to understand complex relationships between key drivers of our business.

  • Lead strategic, high visibility projects

Qualifications

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another relevant field

  • 4+ years of experience focused on financial modeling 2+ years Marketing Finance experience

  • Advanced proficiency in excel (can perform complex functions) 

  • Engage with team members of all levels

  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment

  • Experience with SQL/comfort working with large data sets and creating data visualizations 

Even Better

  • Experience with software, internet, payments or financial technology industry

  • Experience with international markets

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, 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, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Perks

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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