Mergers and Aquisitions Tax Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • 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 M&A Tax manager to join its growing tax team. You will report to our Tax Consulting/M&A Tax Lead and will help manage Square's global M&A, Investments, Post-Closing Integration/Compliance activities. 


You will:

  • Be part of a team that works with partners and members of the tax department to assist tax aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, investments, and post-closing integration.  
  • Help with tax aspects of M&A/structuring activity including collaboration with outside advisors, several company partners, and other members of the tax team.
  • Work with tax compliance personnel to assure transaction tax planning, M&A integration, and other tax technical matters are addressed in the various prepared tax returns and documented. 
  • Perform quantitative analysis (e.g. section 382/383 analysis, stock basis computation, other transaction related computations) and modeling for special tax projects. 
  • Research and document complex tax issues to provide technical advice to company partners (e.g. HR, Treasury, Legal, Corporate Development, Accounting)
  • Create technical tax memoranda documenting the Company's tax filing positions and tax planning strategies. 
  • Help with other special/technical tax projects as needed, including non-M&A related matters.


You have:

  • At least 6+ years of relevant experience in M&A tax including complex federal income tax planning and tax research experience at a Big Four accounting firm, law firm or a large multinational corporate environment;
  • Strong knowledge of US federal income tax (e.g. subchapter C and consolidated return regulations);
  • Excellent tax research skills
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate hands-on willingness to accept challenging projects outside areas of experience or comfort.


Even better:

  • Fundamental working knowledge of all or essentially all non-income based federal, state and local, US international, and foreign tax regimes.
  • Experience with taxation of financial products and tax information reporting.
  • CPA/MS Taxation or JD/LLM in Tax preferred.

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
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