Finance Director – Innovation & Strategic Partnerships FP&A

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity.  Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team.  As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

“Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.”

Job Description


This is a unique opportunity and calls for an ambitious, hard-working and highly analytical Finance professional to support Visa’s Innovation & Strategic Partnerships (I&SP) business unit.  

The Finance Director role supports in-depth business case development, strategic partnership deal analysis, business planning, budgeting and forecast management while partnering with cross-functional teams and Finance counterparts. While financial analysis is an important component of the job, the emphasis is on applying overall analytical skills and experience to become a highly valued business partner to the I&SP team. This individual will also have exposure to Finance senior leadership and access to Visa’s broader Corporate Finance team.The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, highly collaborative team player possessing a positive attitude and strong work ethic. This position will be based in Visa’s San Francisco office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as finance business partner to the I&SP team, cultivate effective relationships in order to drive financial thought leadership and successfully manage the financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and month-end reporting processes

  • Drive high-quality, timely analysis, including developing analytical models that contribute to sound decision making and positive outcomes for internal and external business opportunities

  • Work with limited direction, usually within a complex and often ambiguous environment, to drive rigorous, fact-based recommendations to senior management, while supporting syndication with stakeholders across the organization

  • Create detailed business cases for potential partnership deals and business development opportunities

  • Prepare financial models and Executive presentations for internal funding and deal approval processes

  • Lead quantitative analysis resulting in insights and driver-based metrics that outline key performance indicators

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on financial performance and drivers of forecasts/results/deal performance

  • Identify and implement changes that improve efficiency and effectiveness of operational decision making

  • Acquire and maintain a deep understanding of the strategies, priorities and issues in the emerging payment space

  • Assist with ad-hoc analyses and special projects as required


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, engineering, accounting, mathematics, economics, statistics or
    related quantitative field. MBA from a top-tier school or equivalent credentials strongly preferred

  • Fast-learner with excellent business acumen and commercial intuition required

  • Seasoned professional with a minimum of 7-10 years of relevant financial analysis work experience

  • Ability to cultivate effective relationships and communicate effectively cross-functionally and with all levels of management

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility as a "peer" with business and finance counterparts

  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills; ability to resolve tough business problems with well-structured analyses

  • Expert skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Additional experience with a complex financial system (e.g., Oracle) is beneficial but not required

  • Proven expertise in financial modeling techniques and managing large data sets

  • Must be hands-on and detail oriented to ensure accuracy and quality of output

  • Strong bias for action and ability to proactively identify and resolve issues

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse team and produce time sensitive deliverables

  • Payments industry experience and/or management consulting background a plus

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