Head of Payments

Toronto, ON, Canada

Role OverviewReporting to the VP of Payments, the Director of Payments provides a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals, and join a team developing a 21st-century security strategy for the digital assets world.In this role, you will lead the Payments team. This is a highly visible position that demonstrates integrity, accountability, and collaboration. The Director of Payments is responsible for payment cash management, business intelligence and payment fraud risk functions. This role will be responsible for the execution of strategic initiatives, and communication/interaction with the executive levels of the company.ResponsibilitiesLead and maintain a highly skilled and engaged team by developing talent, coaching, training and performance monitoring and evaluationsDevelop short- and long-term payment strategies, operational capabilities and tactical plans that support the overall group’s objectivesSet payment objectives and key performance metrics for group payment strategies while leading payment innovation projects across the companyProvide payments strategic and operational oversightLead payment fraud strategiesIdentify and develop payments vendor partnershipsRegularly review industry and local laws and regulations to analyze the impact and ensure payment systems and policies are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulationsFeed into payment roadmap and other payment-related features and experienceContinuously evaluate the internal process controls to identify payment operations weaknesses and risks, as well as make recommendations on how to mitigate those risksAnalyze, implement, and optimize payments and risk service levels, quality, and KPI’s by continuing to measure resultsCandidate ProfileBachelor’s degree in Finance or related field5-7 years’ experience managing resources in the payments and/or risk areasMinimum of 5 years of experience in payments/gambling/banking industry is preferredStrong understanding of laws and regulation as it pertains to payments as well as demonstrated ability to ensure compliance controls and interpret regulatory requirementsStrong working knowledge of the financial industry, card processing, card networks, and operations as well as knowledge of payment back-office functions, including Wire and ACH processingStrong leadership skills, including decision-making, conflict resolution, ability to lead and continuously develop highly engaged teams are requiredStrong business acumen in dealing with fast-paced, highly ambiguous and rapidly evolving environment typical of early-stage business formationAnalytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skillsExcellent verbal, written and presentation communication skillsAbility to handle multiple projects simultaneously and have experience implementing process change and improvementsAbility to build collaborative relationships, results-driven and possess self-leadership skillsBenefits:Work from homeBenefitsA competitive salaryDiverse and dynamic work environmentWork-life balance and support for career development



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