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Finance & Strategy Business Lead: Health & Beauty and Services

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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
At Square, Finance & Strategy's mandate is to drive financial and operational decision-making. We have a long track record of investment decisions that have created consistent, strong returns across the business as we've evolved our growth efforts into new channels, new markets and new seller segments.
We are looking for a senior finance leader to run our F&S team that is focused on driving growth within our Health & Beauty and Services verticals. In this role you will partner with the head of Square Audiences and his executive team to (1) help design and execute our growth strategies across product, GTM and operations channels, (2) identify, assess and drive investment strategy and growth opportunities, (3) design the appropriate business measurement and reporting/accountability structures (4) lead and scale a finance team to drive excellent results for the business. You will operate in CFO-like capacity for these business segments, working closely with our Product F&S and GTM F&S teams and their partners on strategy execution.
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. Partners rely on our insights and trust us to help solve all problems - both big and small. We believe good ideas can come from anywhere, and we'll rely on you to work with others, form intelligent opinions, and present your thoughts to decision-makers and company executives.
This position can sit in any US Block office or be 100% remote from any US state with the exception of Alaska.
You will:

  • Report to the Head of Square Product Finance & Strategy
  • Oversee a team of two direct reports, you will grow and scale the existing team as well as hire, mentor and retain top talent
  • Collaborate with our F&S Business Lead for Food & Beverage and Retail to drive appropriate investment decision making, strategic alignment and reporting/accountability mechanisms across our core audiences
  • Partner closely with the Head of Square Audiences, Head of Square Product/Marketing, Square CFO, Head of Square Sales/AM, Head of Square Customer Success and Head of Square Hardware to build and unify the strategies behind our Square Product and GTM motions. Critical to success in this role will be your ability to work cross functionally with these and other senior stakeholders
  • Drive Square's investment strategy across Product and GTM to drive growth within our Health & Beauty and Service verticals. This will include building frameworks to measure outputs and success and to assess trade-offs across investment opportunities. Success will be measured not only on your ability to help create and execute a unified investment strategy but also on the growth performance of the business
  • Lead and execute all of the financial, strategic and planning processes supporting our verticals including monthly / quarterly performance reviews, Annual Plan and Long Range Planning activities
  • Program and project manage OKRs to deliver near and long term success for the business
  • Drive process excellence in the work of your team and partners, including: (1) overseeing organization-wide planning cycles with complex multiple stakeholder dependencies, (2) work with our Business Intelligence teams to build new metrics and tools for measuring and reporting KPIs and business performance, (3) drive increased efficiency in the processes and output of the F&S team


Qualifications
You Have:

  • At least 8+ years of relevant experience in marketing/sales investment, finance and strategy creation & execution
  • Experience running and scaling finance teams, including building and maintaining a high-performing team through hiring and coaching
  • Served as a trusted advisor and partner to senior executives; advising on company-level strategy initiatives and investment decisions that have enabled company-wide growth
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a track record of delivering results on corporate wide initiatives
  • The ability to distill complex information into clear problem statements that can be systematically analyzed and communicated; frames both approaches and solutions in a way that is actionable for all audiences
  • Comfort working with metrics, building new KPIs and navigating large data sets to find answers to complex problems
  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment


Qualifications
You Have:

  • At least 8+ years of relevant experience in marketing/sales investment, finance and strategy creation & execution
  • Experience running and scaling finance teams, including building and maintaining a high-performing team through hiring and coaching
  • Served as a trusted advisor and partner to senior executives; advising on company-level strategy initiatives and investment decisions that have enabled company-wide growth
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a track record of delivering results on corporate wide initiatives
  • The ability to distill complex information into clear problem statements that can be systematically analyzed and communicated; frames both approaches and solutions in a way that is actionable for all audiences
  • Comfort working with metrics, building new KPIs and navigating large data sets to find answers to complex problems
  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment
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What are Block Perks + Benefits

Block Benefits Overview

At Block, we want to provide you with benefits, perks, and offerings that empower you to make choices for your life and what matters to you. We understand the importance of having quality care. So, whatever stage of life you’re in, we offer coverage and plans to support total health — physical, mental, and financial — for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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