International Indirect Tax Manager - Planning

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.

To solve this problem, we expanded into software and built integrated solutions to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. Across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.

Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Description

Block is looking for an International Indirect Tax Manager, reporting to the International Indirect Tax Director, to join our tax function. You will be part of the Tax Team and will support all International indirect tax planning, consulting, controversy, and compliance, reporting, audits and integration activities. You will work closely and proactively within the tax team and numerous teams across our organization. You may be remote or located in one of Block offices in the US.

You Will: 

  • Help with legal and tax research related to different Block products in multiple countries, draft memorandum and other written documents, maintain knowledge of past, present and potential future international tax laws, guidances, and court decisions that are applicable to the primary business.
  • Provide analysis on a variety of international indirect tax inquiries from the business.
  • Lead the implementation of processes, finding solutions and effectives ways, as a result of evolving business practices or tax legislation.
  • Support international indirect tax planning, expansion and potential acquisitions.
  • Lead and ensure efficient closure of all international indirect tax audits and tax assessment notices.
  • Help with aspects of the indirect tax compliance, which includes the management of the different source data, review the work papers prepared internally or by a third-party provider, ensure that all activities occur are completed.
  • Help with the review monthly indirect tax accruals and reconciliations for key accounts for SOX control purposes.
  • Lead with the overall ASC 450-20 process every quarter (e.g. review of the reserve position, discuss new position, put together memo for review by Tax and Corporate management).
  • Help implement 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
  • Build relationships with third-party service providers, Square's finance, system, counsel and accounting professionals to ensure that the Indirect Tax requirements are met.
  • Partner with and lead a team of motivated tax professionals;
  • Support tax leadership in establishing and refining tax policies and system workflows.
  • Lead educational sessions on developments in tax legislation and case law.


You Have: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
  • 7+ years of tax experience working at a public accounting firms, law firm OR equivalent experience at a multinational corporation focused on international indirect tax
  • You have a detailed understanding of common principles of international indirect tax and ability to apply them to the business - i.e. country-specific or multi-jurisdictional indirect tax consulting and indirect tax compliance
  • Experience with project, people management and organization skills
  • Familiarity with FinTech, streaming, or e-commerce sales taxation trends and the international indirect tax implications
  • A great sense of accuracy and problem-resolution skills.
  • Ability to seek out and implement internal or external best practices, required
  • Demonstrated passion and experience delivering results in rapidly changing business environment.
  • Will analyze all sides of an argument, document tax positions for our auditors, and ensure that the proper checks and balances are in place to ensure all aspects have been considered.

Even Better: 

  • CPA or Master's in Taxation and/or JD/LLM
  • Global indirect tax experience in the technology industry and/or multinational company
  • Experience using G-suite applications (Spreadsheet, Docs, Slides, etc.)

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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