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Assistant Financial Controller

Req id:  38614

Richmond Hill, ON, CA



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


The Assistant Financial Controller (AFC) will work with the Sr. Manager, Financial Controllership to support the controllership functions for Open Text’s legacy and newly acquired US entities. With $1B + in total revenue in the US, the AFC will be an integral part of the accounting cycle, providing support to the broader finance team, assisting in accounting and financial reporting activities as well as regional requirements for the particular legal entities in the US. The AFC will be a key member of the North American finance team, managing traditional controllership responsibilities, in addition to being a significant contributor to the consolidated US GAAP close.


You Are Great At

  • Responsible for the US GAAP close for US entities:
    • Perform analytical review of period end financial results, including I/S and B/S review.
    • Respond to monthly questions from management on the balance sheet and P&L review.
    • Prepare the monthly and quarterly analytical review documents.
    • Prepare the quarterly and annual financial statements.
    • Prepare the annual legal entity memos.
    • Review account reconciliations and promote best practices with Accounting Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.
    • Gain an understanding of business changes and drivers that contribute to month over month, and quarter over quarter variances.
    • Collaborate with Financial Analysts to meet team deliverables and goals, including review of their work.


  • 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 US 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
    • Support our indirect tax teams during sales tax audits by providing supporting financial information
    • Provide support material for tax compliance requirements
    • Assist with commodity and income tax audits
    • Liaison with FP&A regarding finance matters pertaining to the US
    • Prepare and file US statistical filings
    • Work closely with the Corporate Accounting team to resolve technical accounting matters and assuring all processes remain efficient and effective
    • Leading and/or participating in broader finance transformation projects


  • Provides local support to the business for matters pertaining to the US:
    • Assists the business in addressing finance matters
    • Provides general support and information to the business as requested
    • Act as the face of the Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) organization to the rest of the business functions.


What It Takes

  • 5+ years of experience in a finance leadership role, preferably in a technology company
  • Experience with general controllership requirements
  • Good knowledge of U.S. GAAP reporting
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills
  • Must be meticulous and detail oriented
  • Capable of working independently, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of SAP is an asset



  • Finance degree (CA, CMA, CGA, or equivalent)



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