Senior International Accountant

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

This Senior International Accountant role will be a key addition to the accounting organization as Square continues to grow its footprint around the world. This position is based out of our European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and reports to the International Accounting Lead (in San Francisco, CA).

Square Inc. is looking for a highly motivated accountant to ensure that the European entities’ financial close and reporting processes are consistent with US GAAP for consolidation purposes and with local GAAP/IFRS for statutory filing purposes. A successful candidate provides accounting and financial oversight for our international entities in the region, and is primarily responsible for the completeness, accuracy and compliance of all financial records for several legal entities. He/she will have broad international accounting and financial reporting responsibilities as well as the opportunity to build scalable processes to support our continued global expansion.

You will:

  • Be the first point of contact to support the daily operations of the outsourced accounting provider based out of Dublin, Ireland, emphasizing performance, efficiency of deliverables, and adherence to tight deadlines

  • Review monthly journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and BS/PL flux analyses for the international entities in the region. Assist in the monthly, quarterly and annual close process of the European subsidiaries with the main goal of ensuring timeliness, accuracy and completeness of close process

  • Build scalable processes with local business teams to accurately capture and record financial information (e.g. Procure-to-Pay or Fixed Assets processes). Standardize and replicate best in class processes across other European locations

  • Assist in corporate quarterly and annual auditors’ reviews with regards to the international financial statements, compile PBC files related to the consolidated US and international audits

  • Assist in preparing statutory financial reports and accounts, and work with local entities to bridge statutory financial and tax books to U.S. GAAP. Provide updates and analyses for all international entities during monthly close meeting, and present financial information during the local entity board meetings

  • Reconcile intercompany balances within the region and ensure intercompany agreement terms are followed and settlements are prepared and paid accurately

  • Support tax department on Transfer Pricing planning. Act as key accounting point of contact in the region for our global tax team

  • Respond to financial regulator on any accounting related queries or information requests

  • Ensure we maintain regular oversight of any potential risk and compliance issues within the region

  • Work with Treasury on cash flow forecasting and monthly operational cash funding

  • Precisely perform internal controls over operations and financial reporting to ensure there are no SOX deficiencies within regional accounting processes

  • Specials assignments and projects with the goal of improving and scaling processes and helping to drive long-term strategic growth

Finance Business Partnership:

  • Develop working relationships to collaborate with Corporate HQ functions: GL Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Tax, Treasury, Legal, HR to meet day-to-day operational needs

  • Key contributor to the accounting set-up and onboarding of the outsourced accounting provider in the future locations in accordance with Square’s growth plans

  • Act as a main point of contact for any accounting related queries for the European business: Sales, Marketing, etc.

  • Assist with system implementations and perform user acceptance training. Support the team with the development of standard procedures and training materials in the international accounting area


You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Master’s degree in Accounting or a related field is a plus

  • 5-7+ years of accounting experience; 2+ years of public accounting experience, 3-5 years of operational accounting experience

  • Tech industry experience is a plus

  • Exhibit strong attention to detail, passion for numbers, ability to produce quality materials within tight timelines and simultaneously manage several projects

  • Experience with general ledger function and the month-end close process, including account reconciliations and analyses

  • Experience in analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports and financial statements

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, and internal control principles, including US/foreign GAAP or IFRS

  • Experience in Oracle Fusion or Oracle EBS, Hyperion is a plus

  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills. Desire to continually strive for ongoing process and systems improvements to better support all critical functional groups at Square in a collaborative, high-growth, exciting and fun environment with a positive “can do” attitude

  • Possess energy, enthusiasm to drive results; action-oriented attitude; approach work in a professional manner. Be dependable and exhibit leadership qualities

  • Passion for Square and technology

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.

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