Global Indirect Tax Senior Analyst

  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: San Francisco, United States

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

You will:

  • Assist with legal and tax research related to different Square products in a variety of countries, draft memorandum and other written documents, maintain and communicate knowledge of past, present and potential future indirect  tax laws, guidance, and court decisions that are applicable to the core business

  • Lead the implementation of processes as a result of new and evolving business practices or tax legislation

  • Provide analyses in response to indirect tax questions from the business

  • Support global indirect tax planning and potential acquisitions

  • Provide support for compliance with all global indirect tax requirements, including, but not limited to managing different source data, reviewing workpapers prepared internally or by a third-party provider (e.g., SUT returns, VAT/GST returns, EC Sales list, intrastat, etc.), and monitoring the compliance calendar

  • Prepare and review of the monthly U.S. and/or international indirect tax accruals and reconciliations for key accounts for SOX control purposes

  • Prepare and ensure efficient closure of all U.S. and/or international indirect tax audits and tax assessment notices

  • Be a productive member of a team of motivated tax professionals; work effectively with outside service providers; collaborate with internal groups within the Company such as the accounting and legal departments

  • Support the development of software solutions for indirect tax automation; identify, develop, and direct the implementation of technology tools and process improvements to reduce low-value work and increase tax resource productivity/focus on more value-added work

  • Support tax leadership in establishing and refining tax policies, processes, and system workflows


You have:

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

  • 5+ years of tax experience working at a public accounting firm and/or multinational corporation; primarily focused on indirect tax

  • Familiarity with e-commerce sales taxation/VAT trends and the indirect tax implications

  • A great sense of accuracy; good listening, negotiation and problem-resolution skills.

  • An upbeat attitude; ability to seek out and implement internal or external best practices, required

  • Demonstrated passion and track record of delivering results in a rapidly changing business environment

  • Must be able to analyze all sides of an argument, have strong analytical skills, document tax positions for our auditors, and ensure that the proper checks and balances are in place to ensure all aspects have been considered

Preferred skills:

  • CPA and/or Master's in Taxation and/or JD/LLM

  • Experience using G Suite applications (e.g. Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides,)

  • Indirect tax experience in the technology industry and/or a multinational company.

  • Experience in Big 4 accounting firms and/or law firms is a plus.

  • 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
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