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Lead Accountant

Req id:  40534

Richmond Hill, ON, CA


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 Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting will work with the corporate accounting function and take a key role in various corporate accounting, consolidation, internal reporting, and analysis functions. This role offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams, drive process improvements, and contribute to the overall success of the company.


•  Perform analytical review of period end financial results including balance sheet and income statement fluctuations and provide detailed narratives that help support business decisions.

•  Prepare month close entries and account reconciliations and promote best practices with Accounting Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.

•  Research and outline accounting standard changes and provide reports on findings for future accounting pronouncements as applicable including recommended next steps.

•  Provide support and guidance to other finance teams and the business as required to address financial matters and questions as applicable. This includes but is not limited to External

•  Reporting, Tax, Corporate Finance, Legal Entity Controllership, Treasury, and Internal Audit.

•  Liaison with external auditors during the annual audit and quarterly reviews as required.

•  Support the legal entity rationalization process.

•  Develop custom reports and provide internal reporting to the finance leadership team using various internal systems and automated tools, including SAP, BPC BW, NetSuite, and OneStream.

•  Participate in global finance projects:

•  Projects include but are not limited to system automation, process improvements around efficiency and effectiveness of current processes, acquisition integration activities, and internal reporting development.

•  Helping manage project milestones and providing project leaders with timely status report.


•  2 to 4 years of related finance and accounting experience within either the software, high-tech industries, or public accounting.

•  Completion of a degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business or Finance or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent

•  CPA designation (or equivalent) required.

•  Prior “Big 4” firm experience is preferred.

•  Strong collaboration and organizational skills.

•  Must be detail oriented with an analytical mindset.

•  Self-motivated with a strong desire to take initiative and learn.

•  Capable of working with minimal supervision, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast-paced environment.

•  Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment

•  An analytical mindset

•  Effective written, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills to articulate and present advice, options and recommendations to senior management, executives, internal and external stakeholders.

•  U.S. GAAP experience is preferred

•  Experience with Blackline, SAP, Netsuite and OneStream is preferred 

OpenText is more than just a corporation, it's a global community where trust is foundational, the bar is raised, and outcomes are owned. Joining us as the Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting, means becoming part of an amazing team where your contributions make a real difference.


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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. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

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

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

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

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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