Finance and Strategy Manager, Square Banking

  • 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

Square is growing its financial services footprint through the launch of new products and international expansions. This is an exciting time for our business and to support these activities we are looking for a Manager to join our Finance and Strategy Banking team to lead strategic and business planning for our Credit business.

This role will be fundamental in shaping our credit strategy and communicating critical decisions to Product leadership, our Bank partners and to Block management. Success in this role requires the ability to exercise excellent business acumen while often operating autonomously without existing problem solving frameworks or precedent solutions. We are thus looking for someone with a strong analytical background who can manage and drive these solutions across a variety of strategic and financial focused challenges.  

Candidates 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 credit products. Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Lead all strategic and business planning for Square’s global credit business, including understanding key internal and external drivers and business performance trends to inform decision making for critical investments.

  • Be the lead strategy partner to our Credit Product and Square Financial Services teams, driving business planning and insights that will shape the future of our lending strategy.

  • 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, Capital Markets, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to identify and understand complex relationships between key drivers of our business

You Have:

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in a combination of Banking, strategy/operations and/or finance/planning functions

  • Prior experience in credit/lending and people management experience are highly preferred

  • 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

  • Experience leading complex projects end to end involving multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to employ large datasets to identify performance insights that influence decisions

  • Experience with SQL and/or other relational database programming languages, preferred

  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $152,100 - USD $185,900
Zone B: USD $141,500 - USD $172,900
Zone C: USD $133,800 - USD $163,600
Zone D: USD $121,700 - USD $148,700

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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.

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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