Assistant Manager, Business Advisory & Technology, Finance

  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, TBD, and our foundational teams that provide guidance at the corporate level. These are our building blocks, united by our shared purpose of economic empowerment. Together we’re creating tools to help expand access to the economy. 

Square helps sellers more easily run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services.

Cash App is focused on redefining the world’s relationship with money by making it more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible. 

Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source projects that advance the use of Bitcoin as a tool for economic empowerment.

TIDAL is a global platform for musicians and their fans that uses unique content, experiences, and services to bring fans closer to the artists they love and give artists the tools to succeed as entrepreneurs.

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. 

The 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.

Together, we’re working to help our diverse audiences — sellers, individuals, artists, fans, developers, and all the people in between — overcome barriers to access the economy. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

 

Job Description

The Business Advisory & Technology team provides the people, processes, data, and technology solutions that shape the way we work and drive the business forward. Our approach is grounded in the following disciplines:

  • Process & Design – defining what users need to succeed and developing new or refined ways to execute by reducing points of friction and manual intervention
  • Engineering & Technology – developing innovative, high-quality engineering, application, and data solutions that solve business problems today and tomorrow
  • Advisory & Management – leading change, communications, people support, and project management that guides the work to be done

As a unified team, we use our collective knowledge and skills to deliver solutions that have longevity and value to the business while being responsive to customer teams’ needs

Reshaping the future of Finance at Block calls for improving our ability to provide value to our customer teams. The Business Advisory & Technology Assistant Manager for Finance, reporting to our Business Advisory & Technology Finance Program Manager, will work with finance professionals and technical experts to realize opportunities that develop an excellent foundation for the finance operating model. 

We are looking for someone who can contribute to thinking on the "art of the possible" in architecting solutions that support future needs, surface and help to sequence high priority transformation efforts, redefine the way our work is performed through improved processes, enhanced systems, ,and realigned the Finance organization structure, manage change creatively within a complex, dynamic organization, and effectively communicate value propositions to promote internal agreement

You Will:

  • Support Leads, Program Managers, and Controllership leads to create tactical blueprints and the roadmap for innovation
  • Work withProgram Managers as PMO for finance transformation initiatives to help stakeholders with the project management, tracking and communication status of workstream efforts, managing program risks/issues and progress towards strategic goals
  • Diagnose root problems and recommend end-to-end solutions that use digital workflows and tools and harness the power of robotic process automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to reinvent and accelerate our work
  • Partner with Finance leadership and department finance leaders globally to drive change in the most effective way possible, deploying traditional project management and agile methodologies. Communicate with Finance teams and Identify existing issues and develop solutions
  • Partner the PMO in the design, implementation, and evolution of change strategies and plans to inspire and motivate people to embrace the changes that are required to move Block's business forward and support our complexity at scale. 
  • Partner with Business Systems teams to help implement digital technologies to improve operational effectiveness, compliance and reporting, incorporating digital enablers for end-to-end finance processes (such as procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, record-to-report) by assessing challenges/needs/gaps
  • Be an advisor to the transformation plans Finance will launch by sharing experience and ideas on what the art of possible is to transform the utility and influence of the Finance team
  • Maintain an understanding of advancements in technology and innovations which are happening across digital, analytics, the CFO ecosystem, and broader marketplace
  • Participate in process development and improvement discussions to help determine performance metrics
  • Identify process opportunities with a consideration for functional and logical system design and implementation
  • Understand the requirements and priorities around deliverables for finance transformation
  • Partner with FBS and internal customers to identify and integrate technologies to produce and consume data enhancing our business intelligence and reporting

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 4+ years of experience working with and/or within Finance organizations or IT organizations advising finance leaders on Finance transformation experience, including ERP or EPM implementations, process improvements, service delivery model design and implementation, automation, and other essential impacts for the Finance team
  • A thorough understanding accounting principles and business processes around financial statement management and statutory reporting
  • Experience synthesizing data and narratives into findings and recommendations as well as effectively communicating those findings and recommendations to key stakeholders
  • An understanding of advanced finance related solutions & platforms such as Oracle Fusion, Hyperion, Blackline, Trintech, Essbase, Workday, etc.
  • Experience with best-practice Finance operating models and the supporting organization structures
  • Experience with the design and implementation of financial systems
  • Experience in the agile project management approach
  • A successful record of career progression with increasing levels of responsibility

Nice to Have:

  • Oracle Cloud ERP implementation experience with modules such as Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle Cloud EPM Financial Consolidation and Close (FCCS), Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS)
  • Workiva implementation experience with modules such as SEC and Statutory (GSR) Reporting modules
  • Experience with mapping processes into a flowchart format with tools such as Microsoft Visio, Lucidchart or others
  • Understanding of database structure and experience with SQL and Snowflake
  • Experience with data processing/analytics and intelligent automation tools such as Alteryx and UiPath
  • Experience with data visualization and business intelligence tools such as Tableau, Looker, and PowerBI
  • Certified Public Accountant [CPA] license
  • Experience with Google Workspace applications (e.g. Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc.) and/or their corresponding Microsoft applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Understanding of technology advancements and innovations happening across digital, predictive analytics, data visualizations, robotics and artificial intelligence that influence the direction of Finance organizations

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 $114,200 - USD $139,600
Zone B: USD $108,500 - USD $132,700
Zone C: USD $102,800 - USD $125,600
Zone D: USD $97,100 - USD $118,700

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, 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.

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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