Head of Tax & Treasury

Points International - Toronto, ON (13 months ago)

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Company Description
We're a technology company working in the loyalty e-commerce industry. Our solutions enhance the management and monetization of loyalty currencies for more than 60 of the world's largest loyalty brands, from frequent flyer miles and hotel points to retailer and credit card rewards. Supported by our unparalleled loyalty industry experience and technological expertise, we bring state-of-the-art loyalty commerce platforms and products to individuals and businesses in today's loyalty marketplace.

Our casual, collaborative office is where our strong workplace culture begins. Our people are what make us great, so we empower them with the freedom to think big and the resources to make things happen. We communicate directly, lead by example, and make sure our team members know how much they are appreciated. Passion for life and work is important to us, and we want to see it in you, too!

Job Description
Points, the world's leading loyalty currency management platform, is looking for a Head of Tax & Treasury, for a permanent role in our downtown Toronto office.

We're an industry-leading organization that is continuously reshaping how consumers interact with their loyalty programs. We work with the world's largest airline, hotel, financial, and retail rewards programs, to tackle complex challenges and come up with innovative e-commerce solutions. If you'd like to be a part of it, we'd love to hear from you.

The Head of Tax & Treasury will have two primary mandates: (1) Lead all tax reporting, compliance, and planning activities globally for Points; and (2) oversee the Points Treasury team, ensuring successful management of treasury operations to consistently meet the financial obligations of the organization.

Reporting to the CFO and working closely with the Controller, Senior Manager of Treasury, and the Business Planning group, this role will play a key leadership role in the Finance function. This role will join the CFO and Controller in Audit Committee meetings.

Tax Responsibilities

Optimize the corporate structure to align with and support Points' expanding business operations.
Ensure multi-jurisdictional tax compliance for all of Points legal entities, including Corporate tax, employee tax, and sales taxes
Manage relationships with external tax advisors,consultants and tax authorities to ensure global tax compliance
Coordinate with external tax advisors to ensure timely and accurate filing of multi-jurisdictional tax returns, including Canada, the US, UK and Singapore
Manage SR&ED claims made with external tax advisors
Effectively communicate tax objectives and strategies to company leadership.
Support international expansion plans of Points by understanding tax regimes of new jurisdictions and guide strategies to minimize tax risk and costs relating to our entry into new geographic markets, utilizing external advisors where needed
Review commercial contracts with new and existing partners to ensure multi-jurisdictional tax compliance
Work with external advisors to develop and manage the global transfer pricing program, including regular monitoring.
Ownership of the Company's tax provision and related disclosures
Keep updated with current accounting and tax laws and regulations impacting the the income tax provision, federal and state income tax returns and other compliance requirements
Play a key role in planning for the appropriate structure for potential acquisitions
Manage and provide oversight of tax matters including audits.
Provide technical advice related to income and non-income tax issues as requested.
Provide career development opportunities and succession planning of tax team.
Lead Corporate tax projects, such as legal entity amalgamations

Treasury & Cash Management Responsibilities

Oversee the treasury function responsible for maintaining banking relationships, overall cash management and corporate liquidity, investments and credit facility compliance.
Manage the Points Treasury team, providing guidance and career development opportunities to a team of 2-3 staff
Evaluate and recommend appropriate organizational structure to support changing business needs
Manage all tax related strategies for Treasury.
Oversee and review all FX hedging recommendations, RSU funding, cash flow forecasts, and execution of NCIB program
Manage and develop relationships with external banking partners
Review and take ownership of all treasury policies


Strong Canadian and US Tax knowledge, including transfer pricing experience
CPA, CA designation
10+ years post-university tax experience, preferably working with an international organization operating in multiple jurisdictions
5 - 10 years experiences in a Treasury leadership role
Strong experience in negotiating with banks and external parties
Strong work ethic and analytical and problem solving skills
Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills including the capacity to perform detailed analysis while understanding broader context and implications
Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing at all organizational levels
Able to work independently and within cross-functional teams, managing multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to take initiative and drive projects to completion
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple and changing priorities and to work well under pressure