Accounting Manager

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 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

We are looking for our first Financial Accounting lead to join Square Australia. The first Accountant, you will provide accounting and financial oversight and ensure our financial records are complete and accurate. You will ensure financial close and reporting processes are consistent with Corporate requirements and will run the month-end close process, prepare monthly/annual reports, support statutory and compliance audits, do reconciliations and research, analyse financial data, support operational processes and work on other ad hoc projects. An individual contributor, you will report to the International Accounting and Statutory Reporting Lead based in San Francisco. This position can be based anywhere on the east coast of Australia and can work from home, or in our Melbourne office.

You will:

  • Manage accounting processes for Square's Australian subsidiary

  • Prepare journal entries, month end account reconciliations and flux analysis

  • Provide updates and analyses during close meetings

  • Address inquiries in Australia related to Square financials and quarterly board reports

  • Research Australian GAAP and IFRS accounting policies and develop procedures for proper accounting treatment of technical issues

  • Help with US and local AU statutory audits and tax returns by facilitating requests from external auditors and tax authorities

  • Maintain documentation to support compliance with legal and filing requirements

  • Manage accounts payable activities such as invoice processing and record keeping

  • Work with Square's global Accounting, Procurement, Finance & Strategy, Tax , Counsel and Treasury teams to ensure international operational needs are met

  • Drive projects for global process alignment across international entities and implement enhancements and improvements

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

  • Perform other tasks and ad hoc requests


You Have: 

  • Chartered Accountant (C.A.) license or equivalent

  • Prior auditing experience and/or industry accounting experience

  • Expertise in Australian GAAP and IFRS

  • Experience analysing financial statements and preparing commentary to explain results and variances

  • Excel skills (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and experience using ERP systems

  • Proficiency in accounting research

  • Efficiency and improvement-focused

  • Passion for Square, small businesses, and desire to help customers

  • Experience working for a subsidiary of a foreign global company


  • Experience with AFSL requirements

  • Experience with financial and tax audits

  • Experience with international accounting

  • Experience using Oracle/Hyperion

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. 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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