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THE OPPORTUNITY

This exciting role will provide the successful candidate with a key position in the Finance Department of a fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization. The Controller will lead a team of seven (2 direct reports, 5 indirect reports) and will lead and direct the success of the overall external reporting, compliance, payroll, and corporate taxation functions. Working closely with the CFO and Director of Finance, this role will have the responsibility to strengthen accounting guidelines and policies, improve financial reporting processes and timelines and fortify the control environment. The ideal candidate will possess a professional accounting designation coupled with a minimum of 3-5 years of public company experience, with a strong knowledge of IFRS and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. As a key member of the Finance department, the successful candidate will possess the ability to work in an environment of rapid growth and change.  

 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and direct the internal month-end financial statement close process, including all control procedures, financial accounting documentation, and general accounting and payroll functions
  • Full responsibility for the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial results, and related notes to the financial statements
  • Responsibility over Payroll and Share-based compensation.
  • Instill core accounting guidelines and policies in financial reporting and streamline the internal control environment.
  • Maintain relationship with and act as the key point of contact with external and internal auditors, including co-ordination of all work to be carried out by auditors, finance, SOX and tax consultants
  • Lead, train and develop a team of individuals in the accounting group and an Accounting Manager
  • Prepare and review changes in the balance sheet and conduct analysis of these changes on a monthly basis for senior management
  • Partner with the rest of the Finance team in enabling managerial accounting objectives
  • Review and assist in the preparation of corporate taxes, and related tax compliance filings
  • Cash management

 

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Accounting Designation: CA
  • 5-7 years of accounting experience with 3-5 years experience in a public company environment
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS, including hedge and tax accounting
  • Strong leadership skills with a minimum of 3 years management experience spent directly developing, coaching and mentoring a team
  • Knowledge of information systems
  • Experience in the technology sector is preferred
  • Strong hands-on working knowledge of Excel models and pivot tables
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Ability to motivate a team when working under pressure and within tight time lines
  • Hands-on entrepreneurial style, as weel as a strong desire for action and results; the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and flat organization is ideal to fit into Points’ culture.
  • Capable of both saying No as well as guiding executives through complex accounting decisions.
  • As we operate within a very entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment, the successful candidate is also expected to be self-motivated, hands-on, proactive and results-oriented.

THE COMPANY

Located in downtown Toronto, Points International Ltd. (TSE: PTS; NASDAQ: PCOM) is the owner and operator of Points.com, the global leader in reward currency management providing multiple eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top loyalty brands. Points.com also manages the largest consumer rewards management platform, allowing more than 3 million users to trade, track, exchange, and redeem their loyalty points, miles, and rewards. Recently, Points International was the recipient of several prestigious awards; the Company was named the 5th largest Canadian software company and the 40th largest Canadian technology company by the 2012 Branham300 list as well as ranked 40th by PROFIT Magazine's top 200 Canadian companies by five-year revenue growth for 2012.

Points.com's solutions enable the management and monetization of loyalty currencies, including frequent flyer miles, hotel points, retailer rewards and credit card points, as well as enhancing loyalty program consumer offerings and back-end operations for more than 40 partners worldwide. Further, Points.com's SaaS products allow eCommerce merchants to add loyalty solutions to their online stores and reward customers for purchases.

We take pride in our energetic team environment and strong culture. We multi-task well, communicate directly, and lead by example. Passion about life and work is important to us, and want to see it in you when we meet you!

 

 

Interested applicants may submit resume to careers@points.com

 

 

 

 

 

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