Published on

May 1, 2024

Published on

May 1, 2024

Published on

May 1, 2024

Published on

May 1, 2024

Finance & Strategy Manager, Payments and Risk

Finance & Strategy Manager, Payments and Risk

Finance & Strategy Manager, Payments and Risk

Finance & Strategy Manager, Payments and Risk

Full-time

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San Francisco, CA

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Remote

Full-time

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San Francisco, CA

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Remote

Full-time

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San Francisco, CA

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Remote

Full-time

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San Francisco, CA

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Remote

About the job

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

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.

Key responsibilities include:

Manage the financial planning process for the US payments processing business, including understanding key internal and external drivers and business performance trends to inform decision driving critical investments into Square’s business. Critical to success in this role will be benchmarking Square’s business performance relative to external competitors and macroeconomic indices. Apply subject matter expertise of Square’s risk vectors to 1) forecast risk loss, 2) create analyses that facilitate clear and timely decision making, 3) surface strategic insights for business partners, and 4) help inform Square’s investment capacity across a range of functionsPartner with our Industry Relations team, driving deal negotiation strategy and analysis with all external partnersCreate analyses that allow leaders to make clear decisions through strategic, highly visible projects to Square and Block senior leadership and Board of DirectorsCollaborate across Marketing, Data Science, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to identify and understand complex relationships between key drivers of our businessCombine data from SQL databases and work with multiple partners to understand complex relationships between the different parts of our business


Qualifications

You Have:

A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in investment banking and/or strategy/operations functionsExcellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel. There will be a case study. Excellent verbal and written communication skillsExceptional judgment and maturity, including an ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levelsCommitment to Square's purpose of Economic EmpowermentExperience with SQL/comfort working with large datasetsExperience with payments industry a plus


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 $135,200 - USD $202,800

Zone B: USD $125,800 - USD $188,600

Zone C: USD $119,000 - USD $178,400

Zone D: USD $108,200 - USD $162,200

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.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending AccountRetirement Plans including company match Employee Stock Purchase ProgramWellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance Paid parental and caregiving leavePaid time off (including 12 paid holidays)Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) Learning and Development resourcesPaid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits


These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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.

We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.

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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

About the job

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

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.

Key responsibilities include:

Manage the financial planning process for the US payments processing business, including understanding key internal and external drivers and business performance trends to inform decision driving critical investments into Square’s business. Critical to success in this role will be benchmarking Square’s business performance relative to external competitors and macroeconomic indices. Apply subject matter expertise of Square’s risk vectors to 1) forecast risk loss, 2) create analyses that facilitate clear and timely decision making, 3) surface strategic insights for business partners, and 4) help inform Square’s investment capacity across a range of functionsPartner with our Industry Relations team, driving deal negotiation strategy and analysis with all external partnersCreate analyses that allow leaders to make clear decisions through strategic, highly visible projects to Square and Block senior leadership and Board of DirectorsCollaborate across Marketing, Data Science, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to identify and understand complex relationships between key drivers of our businessCombine data from SQL databases and work with multiple partners to understand complex relationships between the different parts of our business


Qualifications

You Have:

A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in investment banking and/or strategy/operations functionsExcellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel. There will be a case study. Excellent verbal and written communication skillsExceptional judgment and maturity, including an ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levelsCommitment to Square's purpose of Economic EmpowermentExperience with SQL/comfort working with large datasetsExperience with payments industry a plus


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 $135,200 - USD $202,800

Zone B: USD $125,800 - USD $188,600

Zone C: USD $119,000 - USD $178,400

Zone D: USD $108,200 - USD $162,200

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.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending AccountRetirement Plans including company match Employee Stock Purchase ProgramWellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance Paid parental and caregiving leavePaid time off (including 12 paid holidays)Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) Learning and Development resourcesPaid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits


These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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.

We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.

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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

About the job

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

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.

Key responsibilities include:

Manage the financial planning process for the US payments processing business, including understanding key internal and external drivers and business performance trends to inform decision driving critical investments into Square’s business. Critical to success in this role will be benchmarking Square’s business performance relative to external competitors and macroeconomic indices. Apply subject matter expertise of Square’s risk vectors to 1) forecast risk loss, 2) create analyses that facilitate clear and timely decision making, 3) surface strategic insights for business partners, and 4) help inform Square’s investment capacity across a range of functionsPartner with our Industry Relations team, driving deal negotiation strategy and analysis with all external partnersCreate analyses that allow leaders to make clear decisions through strategic, highly visible projects to Square and Block senior leadership and Board of DirectorsCollaborate across Marketing, Data Science, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to identify and understand complex relationships between key drivers of our businessCombine data from SQL databases and work with multiple partners to understand complex relationships between the different parts of our business


Qualifications

You Have:

A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in investment banking and/or strategy/operations functionsExcellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel. There will be a case study. Excellent verbal and written communication skillsExceptional judgment and maturity, including an ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levelsCommitment to Square's purpose of Economic EmpowermentExperience with SQL/comfort working with large datasetsExperience with payments industry a plus


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 $135,200 - USD $202,800

Zone B: USD $125,800 - USD $188,600

Zone C: USD $119,000 - USD $178,400

Zone D: USD $108,200 - USD $162,200

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.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending AccountRetirement Plans including company match Employee Stock Purchase ProgramWellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance Paid parental and caregiving leavePaid time off (including 12 paid holidays)Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) Learning and Development resourcesPaid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits


These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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.

We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.

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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

About the job

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

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.

Key responsibilities include:

Manage the financial planning process for the US payments processing business, including understanding key internal and external drivers and business performance trends to inform decision driving critical investments into Square’s business. Critical to success in this role will be benchmarking Square’s business performance relative to external competitors and macroeconomic indices. Apply subject matter expertise of Square’s risk vectors to 1) forecast risk loss, 2) create analyses that facilitate clear and timely decision making, 3) surface strategic insights for business partners, and 4) help inform Square’s investment capacity across a range of functionsPartner with our Industry Relations team, driving deal negotiation strategy and analysis with all external partnersCreate analyses that allow leaders to make clear decisions through strategic, highly visible projects to Square and Block senior leadership and Board of DirectorsCollaborate across Marketing, Data Science, and Business Intelligence (among other teams) to identify and understand complex relationships between key drivers of our businessCombine data from SQL databases and work with multiple partners to understand complex relationships between the different parts of our business


Qualifications

You Have:

A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in investment banking and/or strategy/operations functionsExcellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel. There will be a case study. Excellent verbal and written communication skillsExceptional judgment and maturity, including an ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levelsCommitment to Square's purpose of Economic EmpowermentExperience with SQL/comfort working with large datasetsExperience with payments industry a plus


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 $135,200 - USD $202,800

Zone B: USD $125,800 - USD $188,600

Zone C: USD $119,000 - USD $178,400

Zone D: USD $108,200 - USD $162,200

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.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending AccountRetirement Plans including company match Employee Stock Purchase ProgramWellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance Paid parental and caregiving leavePaid time off (including 12 paid holidays)Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) Learning and Development resourcesPaid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits


These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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.

We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.

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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

About Company

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments 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, offer buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. 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 in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next-generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business and helping sellers worldwide do the same.Square is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services.

Total Employees

7,123

Company 2-Year Growth

15%

Median Employee Tenure

2.8 years

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