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Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay & be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision & the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people & businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash & checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics & FIFA World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, & excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience & security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team & find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

This visible role provides leadership & oversight to the Latin America & Caribbean Client Incentive Operations team. Client incentives are strategically important for Visa This position will be responsible to successfully translate client incentive strategies, business relationships & initiatives into financial statement impacts. This leader will align through Finance & other key stakeholders for efficient application of Visa's client incentive accounting policies

Essential functions:

  • Provide leadership & oversight to the Client Incentive Operations team responsible for managing Latin America & Caribbean Client Incentive contracts
  • Build & maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders in FP&A, Sales, Legal, Controllership & Finance executives
  • Provide guidance related to appropriate accounting treatment of incentive arrangements to stakeholders prior to contract execution as requested
  • Ensure all newly executed incentive agreements/contractual obligations are properly assessed & appropriately accounted for per Visa's accounting policy & in compliance with SOX controls
  • Foster collaborative team environment & provide effective coaching & development of team members
  • Provide technical accounting expertise & guidance to team members as needed
  • Review incentive models to determine that contractual commitments are in accordance with the terms of the contract, ensuring that all key obligations have been accurately addressed
  • Ensure any variances between forecasted & actual contractual commitments are appropriately reviewed & analyzed & the necessary adjustments recorded
  • Evaluate & improve the communication, tools, & the controls framework used for assessment & communication of financial impacts of client incentive arrangements
  • Manage the quarterly review & monitoring of quarterly significant deliverables including tracking & reporting of value-in-kind (VIK) globally, global significant new contracts, global flux analysis & contractual adjustments or amendments
  • Drive & implement global process improvements such as simplified booking package to accommodate system limitation, adoption of new global VIK processes, etc. Consider regional differences or local requirement compliance
  • Establish & measure appropriate performance metrics to assess the efficiency & effectiveness of team processes, & drive efficiencies through automation of business processes
  • As a member of the controllership leadership team, actively participate on cross-functional teams related to standardization of contractual terms & further automation of client incentive processes
  • Lead Client Incentive projects & initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • 12 years of work experience with a Bachelors degree; 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (eg. Masters/MBA); or a minimum of 5 years work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15-18 years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or 12 years of experience with an Advanced degree (eg. Masters/MBA); CPA/ MBA preferred
  • Highly motivated management team member with strong business ethics & experience cultivating relationships inside & outside of primary organization
  • Proven ability to attract high caliber individuals, develop teams & talent with diverse capabilities, provide constructive feedback, develop successors & talent pools, & drive results
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills & ability to work under pressure in a high volume & fast paced dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Flexibility to lead change & adapt to changing business needs
  • Possess business acumen to understand high level corporate initiatives yet be able to manage day-to-day tactical decisions to ensure delivery of all key initiatives
  • Strong leadership, change & project management experience & exceptional organizational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
Additional Information
  • Work Hours: Incumbent must make themselves available during core work hours
  • Travel requirements: This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 10% of their time

Physical requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit & stand at a desk, communicate in person & by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephone & computers, & reach with hands & arms.

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