Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Manager will be responsible for:

  • As a member of the technical accounting team carrying out research and documentation for a variety of complex and non-standard transactions, adoption of new standards as well as general corporate accounting matters;

  • External regulatory and financial reporting for certain subsidiaries;

  • Be primarily responsible for reviewing equity and payroll accounting (journal entries and account reconciliations) as part of month-end close.

  • Analyzing contracts under ASC 842 for potential embedded leases;

  • Support SEC filings

You will:

  • Research, evaluate and document technical accounting conclusions and reporting implications of complex and non-standard transactions, as well as general corporate accounting matters;

  • Be familiar with financial reporting for financial services;

  • Collaborate with other groups and/or departments in order to implement new accounting standards, and support corporate financial reporting including 10Ks and 10Qs;

  • Prepare financial statements for certain subsidiary entities and support the audit of such entities;

  • Be a key part of the annual audit and quarterly reviews with external auditors, the accounting team, and executive management;

  • Be flexible and a team player;

  • Lead or participate in special projects as needed



The ideal candidate must have a strong technical accounting background, be comfortable and confident navigating through new and complex matters and products, have outstanding communication and writing skills, be attentive to details, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while working with multiple teams. Operational accounting experience is a plus. The candidate will develop strong working relationships with cross-functional partners and various levels of management.

You have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent

  • CPA required

  • 6+ years of experience required Big 4 experience preferred

  • Public company experience required (preferably from working at a public company)

  • Comprehensive and current understanding of US GAAP, including recently issued accounting pronouncements, and SEC reporting principles and regulations

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley/internal control frameworks

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • A roll up your sleeves approach in order to accomplish all necessary tasks


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.