Director of Tax Compliance

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Position open to remote: Yes

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 POS, Square Stand 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

Square is looking for a Director of Tax Compliance to join its growing tax team. The Director of Tax Compliance, reporting to our Head of Tax, will help lead and improve Square's tax compliance and reporting processes.

You Will:

  • Lead the tax compliance operations of the tax department, coordinating US-Federal and US-International tax compliance to produce an accurate and timely filed Federal consolidated tax return
  • Lead the US-International, Federal and State income tax compliance process, ensuring that all activities occur in a timely and accurate manner
  • Help resolve issues related to foreign income inclusions (Sub F, GILTI, FDII) and foreign tax credits
  • Review and prepare U.S. international tax forms (Form 5471, 8858, 8865) footnotes and statements
  • Oversee outside advisors preparing all international tax income tax returns
  • Work with Square's tax provision team to create efficiencies in the tax calendar
  • Monitor tax planning, post-merger & acquisition activity to ensure such transitions and other tax technical matters are appropriately addressed in prepared tax returns
  • Help build excellent audit files to document, define, demonstrate, inform, and archive International, US Federal and applicable State tax return work papers
  • Work with vendors and build relationships with Square's finance and accountings professionals to ensure that the Foreign, Federal and applicable State tax returns are based on complete and accurate information
  • Maintain an accurate compliance tax calendar to assure timely filing of Federal, State and International tax returns and required tax payments
  • Manage the preparation and maintenance of tax basis balance sheets and subsidiary stock basis computations for organizational legal entities
  • Work with internal and external financial statement auditors
  • Perform technical review and research of complex tax return issues
  • Help with corporate tax research, tax planning and special projects



You Have:

  • 10 plus years of combined large scale public accounting and industry experience.
  • CPA License
  • Advanced Degree in Taxation, Accounting, Business, Law or related field
  • Expert knowledge of US Federal and US International corporate income tax
  • Knowledge of applicable US States' corporate income tax returns
  • Experience managing a global compliance process
  • Experience with tax accounting systems such as Corptax, One Source and/or advanced excel modeling experience
  • Knowledge of US tax law and regulations
  • Knowledge of US GAAP accounting

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
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources