Posted 11 months ago  

Tax Counsel

Job Description

  • Square is looking for an attorney to be a strategic advisor to help support our expansion into new markets and product offerings from a tax perspective.
  • If hired, you will be a liaison between Square’s tax and legal teams and interact with other teams across the Square global organization, including the finance and product teams.
  • This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on unique domestic and international issues, new market entries and product launches.
  • As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. You will report to the Tax Counsel.
  • A creative legal mind and a sense of adventure are all required, as is the ability to work in both structured and unstructured environments.

You will:

  • Assist with tax planning efforts to support expansion and product launches.
  • Support M&A due diligence, planning, execution and post-acquisition integration efforts.
  • Support tax controversy matters, including tax exams and litigation.
  • Perform technical research and analysis on U.S. state, federal and international tax topics, including direct and indirect tax, M&A, tax accounting and product-related tax matters.
  • Support tax and accounting teams in evaluating uncertain tax positions.
  • Prepare memoranda to document technical positions for planning and provision purposes.
  • Support Square’s business lines from a tax perspective, including Seller, Cash App, Capital and Tidal.
  • Perform tax review of third party agreements, including partner and vendor arrangements.
  • Draft, review and maintain inter-company agreements.
  • Review of transfer pricing documentation and policies.
  • Support tax information reporting matters and respond to tax authority requests.
  • Support tax matters related to employee mobility.
  • Assist with special projects, including restructurings, financings, and other operational changes.
  • Monitor tax rule changes, perform analyses and communicate the potential impact to Square to tax and legal teams.
  • Work with our internal product, business, tax, accounting and compliance teams, as well as with external advisors on a broad range of tax planning, reporting, compliance, planning, analysis and documentation efforts.
  • Develop, improve upon and document taxrelated processes.
  • Manage projects with a team-oriented approach.

This role can sit in any of Square’s US offices, or be full-time remote from the continental United States.


You have:

  • 8+ years of relevant strategic and operational tax management experience in large public company tax environment, including time with a law firm, Big 4 accounting firm, or multinational company
  • Knowledge of, and experience applying, U.S. federal, state and local tax principles, and other authorities
  • Proficient in Subchapter C of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Understanding of indirect tax principles, including state and local sales and use tax, VAT, GST and other similar taxes
  • Fluency in translating legal tax concepts into applicable guidance for product, finance and other teams
  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar
  • Tax LLM preferred
  • Cryptocurrency experience a plus

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