US Indirect Tax Manager

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Block is looking for a US Indirect Tax Manager, reporting to the Global Indirect Tax Lead, to join our team. You will be part of the Tax Team and will support all US indirect tax planning, consulting, controversy, compliance, and integration activities. You will work closely and proactively with the tax team and numerous teams across our organization. This position can sit in any Block office in the US or be full-time remote from any US state with the exception of Alaska.

You Will:

  • Help with legal and tax research related to different Block products; prepare memorandums 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.

  • Provide analysis on a variety of indirect tax inquiries from the business.

  • Lead the implementation of processes.

  • Support indirect tax planning, expansion, and potential acquisitions.

  • Lead and ensure efficient closure of all US indirect tax audits and tax assessment notices.

  • Help with aspects of indirect tax compliance, which includes the management of the different source data, review the workpapers prepared internally or by a third-party provider, ensure that all activities occur and are completed.

  • Review monthly indirect tax accruals, journal entries and reconciliations for key accounts for SOX control purposes.

  • Lead the overall ASC 450-20 process every quarter (e.g., review of the reserve positions, discuss new position, prepare memos 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, Block's finance, system, counsel, and accounting professionals to ensure that the indirect tax requirements are met.

  • Partner with and/or lead a team of motivated tax professionals.

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

  • Lead educational sessions on developments in tax legislation and case law.

Qualifications

You Have:

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

  • 7+ years of tax experience working at a public accounting firm, law firm OR equivalent experience at a multinational corporation with complex multi-state taxes and industry, focused on US indirect tax.

  • You have a detailed understanding of common principles of US indirect tax and ability to apply them to the business

  • Experience with project, people management and organization skills.

  • Familiarity with FinTech, streaming services, e-commerce sales taxation trends and the 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 a rapidly changing business environment.

  • Can 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 or equivalent.

  • Experience in Big 4 accounting firms or law firms.

  • Global indirect tax experience in the technology industry and/or multinational company.

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

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $167,300 - USD $204,500
Zone B: USD $155,600 - USD $190,200
Zone C: USD $147,200 - USD $180,000
Zone D: USD $138,900 - USD $169,700

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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.

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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