People Matter

Finance & Strategy Business Lead: Health & Beauty and Services



Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

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


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

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 $148,700 - USD $223,100
Zone B: USD $138,300 - USD $207,500
Zone C: USD $130,900 - USD $196,300
Zone D: USD $123,400 - USD $185,200

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 Account
  • 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 (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 resources
  • Paid 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.

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.