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Assistant Financial Controller

Req id:  292

Cork, C, IE


As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 


The opportunity:


As a key member of the Controllership team reporting to the Director EMEA Controllership, the Assistant Financial Controller will be responsible for the controllership functions for the OpenText Russia entities and assist in any legal entity developments in Middle East.

The Controllership group supports the assurance of accuracy and completeness of the monthly US GAAP financial results at the legal entity level, and is responsible for all legal entity statutory, financial compliance, corporate reporting according to local country GAAP, and audit requirements. The Controllership group will represent Finance and support the tax and legal teams in the execution of financial matters and initiatives.


You are great at:


The Assistant Financial Controller is responsible for the Controllership requirements for the particular legal entities, in addition to supporting the US GAAP close.

  • Responsible for the US GAAP close for the particular legal entities
  • Perform analytical review of period end financial results
  • Respond to monthly questions from management on the balance sheet and P&L review
  • Review monthly account reconciliations and liaison with Accounting Services (AR, AP, Order Entry, Payroll) and Corporate Accounting to ensure the accuracy of financial information for internal and external reporting
  • Responsible for statutory financial reporting
  • Prepare legal entity financial statements in accordance with local country GAAP
  • Maintain reconciliation between US GAAP and local country GAAP, and document local country GAAP adjustments
  • Prepare working schedules and reconciliations for the external auditors
  • Provide support during statutory audits as part of the interim field work audit and year-end review process
  • Ensure local statistical filings are completed and submitted on time
  • Ensure timely filing of the statutory financial statements with the local commercial register
  • Provides general support and information to the business as requested
  • Provide assistance for ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual VAT reporting and compliance, VAT audit
  • Responsible for providing support to the tax team as needed
  • Support the tax group in the preparation of the annual tax return
  • Provide support material for tax compliance requirements
  • Provide support for period end tax kits / tax MRPs / TIP (year-end)
  • Assist with income tax audits
  • Provides support for new acquisitions
  • Participates in any post acquisition integration activities for EMEA entities
  • Support legal entity restructuring steps
  • Assist with entity system migrations
  • Monitor the project plan
  • Assist with GL migrations
  • Participates in migration meetings and conference calls when required


What it takes:


• Relevant finance and accounting experience, preferably in a technology company.
• Good working knowledge of Russian accounting is a requirement. An understanding of US GAAP, IFRS & any other local GAAP knowledge is an asset.
• Detail, deadline and results oriented with strong analytical skills.
• Proven self-starter with proven ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks of competing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; capable of communicating in professional and courteous manner with peers, customers, vendors and management.
• Excellent oral and written English & communication skills. European language skills are considered a major asset (Russian).
• Proficient in MS Office applications, with advanced Excel skills.
• Experience in SAP and BPC is an asset.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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