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Vice President, Controller


Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential.

Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

The Technology Controller reports to both the Assistant Corporate Controller and the CFO of Technology. This role is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the financial statements related to the Technology business unit, in collaboration with global and regional finance teams, regional controllership, and the Global Business Shared Service Organization (GBSC). Additional responsibilities include supporting finance compliance with statutory reporting and providing support to business and engineering teams across various areas, including accounting and controls.

The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills to engage teams, optimize, and transform the current structure while utilizing their technical expertise to establish and enhance processes and internal controls.

Business Partnership and Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • 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 software capitalization and impairment reviews.
  • Lead discussions and provide specific recommendations to senior management.
  • Complete special requests from Senior Management for analysis, research, and detailed information, including other projects deemed necessary from time to time by the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller.
  • 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, and third-party vendors.
  • Liaise with Regional Controllers on global initiatives to ensure consistency and accuracy in all regions.

External Audits and Compliance:

  • Interface with external auditors regarding the application of generally accepted accounting principles on certain transactions and matters.
  • Lead and oversee compliance activities and audits, as needed (e.g., Mastercard policies, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Operational Risk Management (ORM), SOC, and ISAE3000), and communicate potential exposures to leadership.
  • Support statutory audits for legal entities in partnership with Regional Controllers.

Risk Management:

  • Periodically review processes to ensure operationally mitigating risks based on design and the evolution of business processes.
  • Partner with the finance operations team to ensure front-end and back-end controls are implemented to mitigate key risks.

Intercompany and Acquisitions:

  • Support intercompany arrangements, where required, in partnership with the Regional Finance/Controllers, GBSC, and Tax, as applicable.
  • Support finance integrations of new acquisitions; responsibilities include alignment to Mastercard’s finance policies and procedures, liaising with acquisition and Mastercard finance team, and coordination with Controller M&A Integration Lead.

Management Reporting:

  • • 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 advising senior management on complex transactions.

Team Management and Process Improvements:

  • Manage, lead and inspire the supporting team, including setting goals, conducting performance appraisals, coaching, and developing employees.
  • Exhibit a hands-on approach and be ready to actively support the team in achieving project goals and successfully completing tasks.
  • Act as a change agent by identifying and implementing automated solutions to streamline processes and enhance operational efficiency.

All About You:

  • Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant 
  • 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 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Hyperion & Oracle a plus

A mix of industry and public accounting experience is preferredMastercard is an inclusive equal opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

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.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.

Pay Ranges

O'Fallon, Missouri: $170,000 - $263,000 USD

Purchase, New York: $196,000 - $302,000 USD

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