International Accountant

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. 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 International Accountant will be a key addition to the finance organization as Square grows around the world. This position is based at our new office in Oakland, CA. The successful candidate provides accounting and financial oversight for Square’s international entities, and is primarily responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the financial records and ensures that financial close and reporting processes are consistent with Corporate. This candidate will assist in the month-end close process, prepare various monthly reports, perform reconciliations and research as needed, analyze individual country financial data and assist with ad hoc projects as needed. The ideal candidate will have three to five years’ experience and be exceptionally organized, resourceful and detail-oriented.

You will:

  • Own specific accounting processes for international subsidiaries

  • Prepare journal entries, month end reconciliations and flux analysis

  • Provide updates and analyses for international entities during close meetings

  • Assist with international statutory audits and tax returns and facilitate requests and inquiries from external auditors

  • Assist in quarterly and annual US auditor reviews with regards to international accounts, support and reconciliations

  • Reconcile intercompany balances and establish process for current and future state intercompany transactions

  • Prepare intercompany invoices and ensure intercompany agreements’ terms and settlements are paid and current

  • Ensure proper documentation to support tax team with indirect tax payments or refunds

  • Prepare, maintain and reconcile monthly foreign exchange transactions and related gains/losses

  • Research international accounting guidance and develop policies and procedures for accounting treatments (i.e. ASC 830 FX Accounting)

  • Work closely with Accounting, Tax , Counsel and Treasury internal Square teams to ensure day-to-day international operational needs are met, and coordinate with our external accounting BPO in Dublin Ireland

  • Drive initiatives for global process alignment across international entities and implement enhancements and improvements as needed

  • Implement processes and document controls to ensure SOX compliant internal control environment

  • Perform other duties and ad hoc requests as needed


You have: 

The desired candidate must be self-motivated, flexible, deadline-oriented, and have a keen attention to detail with a natural curiosity. The candidate must be able to work in a collaborative environment. Strong communication skills are required. Ideal candidate will be a process-oriented individual who is also flexible enough to thrive in a fast growing environment. Candidates must enjoy getting their hands dirty and be flexible as needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred

  • 3-5 years experience in accounting, some international accounting and industry experience desirable

  • Strong technical expertise  of GAAP (U.S. and international). IFRS knowledge is a plus

  • Experience with global entity structures and multi-country/currency environment

  • Strong excel skills and experience with major ERP systems (Oracle/Hyperion preferred).

  • Ability to analyze financial statements/schedules and write commentary to explain results/variances in a concise, clear manner

  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills, ability to link information together, and solution oriented individual

  • Demonstrated proficiency in accounting research

  • Ability to work well with people at various levels (including non-financial people)

  • Scale and process-oriented with sound judgment, high attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through

  • Efficiency and improvement focussed

  • Flexible and able to multi-task and take on additional responsibilities as necessary

  • Gain cooperation through discussion, influence and persuasion

  • Passion for data integrity, process definition and organizational alignment

  • Possesses energy, enthusiasm to drive results; action oriented

  • Passion for Square. Strong interest in technology / knowledge of the industry

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