Director, Controller (Cyber & Intelligence - Ethoca)




Toronto, Canada

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    Position summary

    orts to the VP, Controller - Services (based in Purchase, NY) and is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the financial statements as it pertains to the Ethoca business unit in partnership with global and regional finance teams, regional controllership and the global business shared service organization (GBSC). The Ethoca Controller possesses strong leadership skills to engage teams to optimize and even transform the current structure while utilizing his/her technical skillset to establish and, where necessary, enhance processes and internal controls.
    About Ethoca
    Ethoca is a global provider of technology solutions that help merchants and card issuers collaborate in real-time to quickly identify and resolve fraud in digital commerce. The Ethoca network brings together more than 5,000 merchants and 4,000 financial institutions around the world. When a fraudulent transaction is identified, near real-time information is sent to the merchant so they can confirm the transaction, stop delivery or reverse the transaction to avoid the chargeback process. As a result, both merchants and card issuers benefit from lower operational costs by reducing fraud at the source.

    • Successfully partner with business unit leadership and advise on all accounting related matters on business transactions and accounting/regulatory standards, including but not limited to revenue recognition, software capitalization and impairment reviews
    • People Leader of Ethoca controllership, including Billing and Accounts Receivables team members
    • Interface with external auditors regarding the application of generally accepted accounting principles on certain transactions and matters, including statutory reporting obligations for foreign subsidiaries
    • Support Legacy billing operations while assisting in leading the project of integrating Ethoca billing operations into Mastercard's consolidated billing system
    • Oversee preparation of monthly quarterly and ad-hoc management reporting including variance analysis, technical position memos, executive presentations, etc., ensuring appropriate documentation of accounting positions is in place and advise senior management on complex transactions
    • Influence change through strong, collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to Business and Finance Executives, Peers, Products and Services business partners, Regional Controllers, GBSC, third party vendors
    • Periodic review of processes to ensure operationally mitigating risks based on design and the evolution of business processes
    • Identify opportunities to implement automated solutions to streamline processes
    • Partner with the finance operations team to ensure front-end and back-end controls are implemented to mitigate key risks
    • Critical role in finance integrations of Ethoca activity; responsibilities include alignment to Mastercard's finance policies and procedures, ensure appropriate revenue and expense recognition, liaise with acquisition and Mastercard finance team, coordination with Corporate and Regional Controllers where appropriate
    • Lead discussions and provide specific recommendations to senior management

    All About You:
    • Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant or equivalent
    • Established credibility as a trusted advisor to business partners and senior leadership on complex technical matters
    • Strong communication and leadership skills, with an emphasis on financial and business acumen
    • Experience assessing the effectiveness and oversight of financial control implementation; ensures compliance within a diverse organization
    • Experience setting strategy for process improvement initiatives along with developing procedures for implementation
    • Demonstrated successful oversight of the management and resolution of high-risk issues to ensure completeness and efficiency
    • Confident and poised influencer who uses analytical and leadership skills to achieve goals
    • Experience building collaborative working relationships with stakeholders at the global/regional, local or corporate level
    • Proven ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Proficient PC skills, especially Microsoft Office i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Hyperion & Oracle a plus

    Corporate Security Responsibility

    All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

    • Abide by Mastercard's security policies and practices;
    • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
    • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
    • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.

    Why you should apply for a job to Mastercard:

  • 4.7/5 in supportive management
  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.