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Lead Financial Accountant

Req id:  22403

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 Lead Financial Accountant, reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting, will be responsible for various corporate accounting, consolidation and financial analysis functions. This role will work closely with numerous cross functional teams including corporate accounting, external reporting, controllership, tax, and the global shared services center team as well as other areas of finance and the business. The Lead Financial Accountant would also be called upon to participate in special projects throughout the year and will be responsible for the following areas within the Corporate Accounting department.


You Are Great At

  • Preparation of monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and related accounting for legal accruals and capital projects related to facilities, capitalized contract labour and related allocations.
  • Support external auditors during the annual audit and quarterly reviews as required.
  • Perform analytical review of period end financial statements including as part of the monthly Balance Sheet and P&L assurance review processes.
  • Support the implementation of new US GAAP pronouncements as applicable.
  • Manage Legal Entity controllership requests including:
    • Validating and booking all the controllership requests related to mergers of legal entities, legal entity hive ups, dissolutions, impairments, etc.
    • Preparation and booking of elimination journal entries and ensuring consolidated financial statements are correct after posting such journal entries
  • Assist with special projects as required including backup for other team members
  • Review account mapping and alignment to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Provide local support to the business regarding accounting & financial matters (as required)
  • Plan and Assist with the finance integration of acquired companies:
    • Assist in planning and aligning the financial close of the acquired company to Open Text requirements
    • Manage the initial financial close periods to ensure they meet Open Text requirements
    • Review financial results for alignment to the business case and for accuracy
    • Participate in the process of transitioning accounting activities to the Open Text centralized model
    • Participate in cross-functional integration meetings and assist the Controllerships group, Shared Services group and other cross-functional teams for a smooth transition
  • Identify and develop process improvements & automation opportunities to create efficiencies and remove duplication between corporate accounting and external reporting functions.


What It Takes

  • Finance degree (CA, CPA, CGA, CMA, or equivalent)
  • 3-5+ years in related finance roles and accounting experience in a technology environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Proficient with SAP would be an asset
  • Detail oriented, organized and strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to perform under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP
  • Project Accounting experience related to IT projects including internal labor capitalization would be an asset
  • Capable of working independently, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast-paced environment



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. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com).


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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