Tax Analyst

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. 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

Square is looking for a US Indirect Tax Accountant to join its tax function. You will be part of the Tax Team and will support all US transaction tax compliance, reporting, audits, planning and integration activities. You will work within the tax team and numerous teams across our organization. We are looking for passionate individuals who will work as a member of Square's Tax team, leading efforts to support our product teams.

You Will:

  • Prepare indirect tax compliance and reporting including sales and use tax, Commercial Activities Tax, Gross Receipts, Property Taxes and Business Licences

  • Research state and local indirect tax filing requirements, report requirements to management and implement filing.

  • Work with a third party filing partner to ensure all monthly data transferred is complete and accurate

  • Review third party filing partner spreadsheets and reconcile to monthly data provided

  • Prepare monthly indirect tax accruals and reconciliations for key accounts for SOX control purposes

  • Prepare, monitor and complete monthly tax calendar related to companies filing obligations

  • Support the efficient closure of all indirect tax audits and tax assessment notices

  • Work with team of other motivated tax professionals, as well as outside service providers and other internal groups such as accounting and legal departments

  • Help with the setup of software solutions for indirect tax automation

  • Help implement processes as a result of new and evolving business practices or tax legislation


You Have

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field

  • CPA Preferred

  • 2+ years of tax experience working at a public accounting firm, or multinational corporations, or industry, focused on sales/use tax

  • Familiarity with e-commerce sales taxation trends

  • The ability to find and implement best practices

  • The ability to issue spot and apply indirect tax concepts to the business

  • An understanding of tax concepts, and an ability to research and form an opinion on technical tax issues

Even better:

  • Experience using G Suite applications (Spreadsheet, Docs, Slides, etc.)

  • Experience with running reports and extracting data or invoices from Oracle, MySql, Hyperion, APEX, Regulator, Looker and Netsuite

  • Experience with maintaining, running reports and extracting data from Vertex O

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of 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.


At Square, 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