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Lead Accountant

Req id:  39039

Richmond Hill, ON, CA

OPENTEXT 
OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.

 

The Opportunity:

The Lead Accountant will work with the corporate accounting function to support the various corporate accounting, consolidation, internal reporting and analysis functions. The Lead Accountant will be an integral part of the accounting cycle, providing support to the Global Finance team, assisting in accounting and financial reporting activities. This role will have the opportunity to be involved in various projects supporting the function as a whole as well.

 

 

You Are Great At:

  • Assist with the monthly close process:
    • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly internal reporting packages including analysis of significant balance sheet and income statement fluctuations and trends to ensure the accuracy of consolidated results.
    • Perform analytical review of period end financial results.
    • Assemble documentation to support analytical reviews.
    • Prepare and review account reconciliations and promote best practices with Accounting Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.
    • Prepare/review and upload journal entries.
    • Research and outline accounting standard changes and provide reports on findings for future accounting pronouncements as applicable including recommended next steps.
    • Provide support to other finance teams and the business as required to address financial matters & questions as applicable.
    • Provide support to various project leaders as required in reaching key project milestones.
    • Support external auditors during the annual audit and quarterly reviews as required.
    • Prepare and support statutory filings / submissions as required
    • Maintaining the Blackline tasks module and reporting on month end close deliverables
    • Develop custom reports and provide internal reporting to the finance leadership team using various internal system and automated tools, including SAP, BPC BW and Blackline.

 

  • Participate in global finance projects
    • Projects include but are not limited to system automation, process improvements around efficiency and effectiveness of current processes, chart of accounts rationalization, and internal reporting development
    • Assist in the development of project plans
    • Leadership role in managing project milestones and providing project leaders with timely status reports

 

 

What It Takes: 

  • 2 to 4 years relevant work experience
  • CPA designation (or equivalent) required
  • University Degree (preference for finance/accounting focus)
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills
  • Must be meticulous and detail oriented
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Understanding of accounting ERP systems is an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative and learn
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment
  • An analytical mindset

 

OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at hr@opentext.com.


OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY 
We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

CREATE THE FUTURE 
We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

BE DESERVING OF TRUST 
The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

WE, NOT I 
We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

RAISE THE BAR 
We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

OWN THE OUTCOME 
We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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