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Lead Financial Analyst (FTC Maternity Cover)

Req id:  28756

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 Financial Analyst (FA) will have responsibilities for controllership functions for some of Open Text European entities. The FA will be an integral part of the accounting cycle, providing support to the Global Finance team, assisting in accounting and financial reporting activities as well as regional requirements for the particular legal entities in the DACH countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The FA will be a key member of the European finance team, managing traditional controllership responsibilities, in addition to being a significant contributor to the consolidated US GAAP close.

You are great at: 
Performing monthly analytic review of the US GAAP close
Performing analytical review of period end financial results.
Responding to monthly questions from management on the balance sheet and P&L review.
Reviewing account reconciliations and promoting best practices with Accounting Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.
Preparation of local GAAP financial statements
Providing support during statutory audits as part of the year-end review process
Preparation of working schedules for the external auditors
Documenting local country GAAP adjustments

Provides support for new acquisitions and legal entity system migrations
Participate in post-acquisition integration activities
Participate in migration meetings and conference calls when required
Work with our tax and legal teams on legal and tax step plans
Assist with general ledger migrations

Responsible for other EMEA controllership requirements:
Support the tax group in the preparation of the annual tax return, including the preparation of tax information packages for provisions and tax returns
Assisting with commodity and income tax audits
Support our indirect tax teams during VAT audits by providing supporting financial information
Providing local support to the business for matters pertaining to the DACH region
Work closely with the Corporate Accounting team to resolve technical accounting matters and assuring all processes remain efficient and effective
Participating in broader finance transformation projects


What it takes: 
Experience in a finance role, preferably in a technology company
Experience with general Controllership duties listed above
Good knowledge of U.S. GAAP reporting
Good knowledge of local GAAP reporting (German)
Strong collaboration and organizational skills
Must be meticulous and detail oriented
Advanced Excel skills
Capable of working independently, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast-paced environment
Excellent oral and written English communication skills. German language skills are considered a major asset. Knowledge and application of European VAT regulation considered an asset.
Knowledge of SAP is an advantage.




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

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s Global Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 in order to enter an OpenText office. Accommodations may be available.


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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