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Finance & Strategy Manager, International

Square

Square

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses.

When Square launched in Japan in 2013, as the first International Market outside North America, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards.

Square made credit card payments possible and affordable for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader and since then, has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products.

We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

The Finance & Strategy team is responsible for improving strategic and financial decision-making across the company. We maintain the company’s operating model, analyze deals and capital allocation decisions, and think a lot about strategy.

We are looking for a Manager to join our International Finance & Strategy Team and report into our Head of Finance & Strategy - APAC, based in the US.

You will play an important part in Square's success in Japan by working directly with Square's product, business, and finance leaders, driving financial planning and business forecasting, and developing strategic analysis around important programs.

You Will:

  • Lead top-line revenue forecasting for our Japan market including, quarterly, annual and long-range planning cycles, using KPI, churn and seasonality models

  • Be the primary Finance Business Partner (FBP) for local teams and collaborate across all levels and departments in the organization

  • Lead strategic decisions, including projects on partner negotiations, pricing design, customer behavior analysis and economics, Hardware Pricing, LTV / Return analysis, market/competitive landscape benchmarking, and other data-driven analysis

  • Create analyses that facilitates clear decision-making, mine data from our databases to predict short-term and long-term trends

  • Own the monthly performance reporting, identifying key drivers as well as any risks or opportunities

  • Partner with the International Accounting team on transactional and financial close matters to ensure accuracy over financial statement reporting

  • Partner with other teams (e.g. Accounting, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Sales and Marketing, and others) to report on the financial impact of decisions across the company

  • Prepare analysis and support communication to product leaders, board members and executive staff

Qualifications

You Have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Excellent proficiency in financial modeling and Excel (be prepared for a case study)

  • Strong experience with SQL and data visualization tools (Looker)

  • Commitment to Square's purpose of Economic Empowerment

  • Fluency in Japanese

Even better:

  • Experience with payments industry

  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Looker) and reporting tool (e.g. Hyperion)

Additional Information

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, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

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.