Credit Risk Underwriter

Square - Atlanta, GA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $95,000 a year
Job Description

We are looking for a Credit Risk Underwriter to help manage chargeback risk for some of the largest sellers processing on Square. The ideal candidate will have strong commercial credit underwriting skills, and takes joy in scouring financial statements to understand a companys business model, key risks, and mitigating factors. They also want to use those skills to do better for our sellers by creating underwriting frameworks, informing new tools, and supporting product growth. Lastly, they will be a self-starter, able to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment while taking every opportunity to improve our operations and our people.

Conduct in-depth credit reviews of our most strategic and high-risk sellers, including preparing credit memorandums for approval by senior management

Lead due diligence calls with prospective and existing sellers to ensure that key risks are fully understood and mitigated

Support principled risk-taking in emerging products by building frameworks for credit analysis

Contribute to the development of credit policies and add structure to areas of ambiguity

Proactively identify ways to improve our underwriting and operations; effectively prioritize and collaborate cross-functionally to execute on strategic initiatives

Share learnings and expertise with team; drive accountability for team-level and individual results


3+ years of experience in commercial banking, credit, or payment industries
Advanced commercial credit underwriting skills, including complex financial statement analysis

Understanding and familiarity with diverse risk management tools and techniques

Strong professional communication skills internally and externally; able to work with clients to understand their business and gather information

Able to prioritize effectively and meet deadlines in a high-growth environment

Data analysis skills and ability to translate findings into interpretable business case

BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related field

Intermediate Excel/Sheets required; SQL a plus

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources