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Senior Manager (Audit), SOX Compliance

Req id:  6148

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA




Together Carbonite and Webroot form the SMB and Consumer Division of OpenText. The mission of our joint offering is to make cyber resilience simple, reliable and accessible in the connected world. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit and our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.



Finance Manager (internal Audit), SOX Compliance


This key role will report to the Director, SOX Compliance and is responsible to direct a team in developing and executing financial controls testing programs to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements.  The ideal leader will have strong program management, relationship management and people management skills to apply towards directing the planning and execution of control assessment activities. This role will offer the successful candidate exposure to many elements of OpenText’s Finance function and the opportunity to work in a collaborative and dynamic environment.


What you will do

  • Working with the Comptroller’s Organization to conduct an efficient top down risk-based deconsolidation of the financial statements in accordance with PCAOB guidance
  • Reviewing financial processes and key controls with process owners to ensure that relevant risks are effectively mitigated
  • Coordinating the testing of key controls to ensure that financial and IT processes and controls are operating as designed
  • Assessing the potential magnitude of SOX exceptions noted and working with process owners to resolve the same
  • Working closely with the VP, Internal Audit to develop appropriate project management templates and mechanisms to manage progress and status of the overall SOX Program
  • Interacting with key stakeholders including key finance leads, external and internal audit personnel on control related matters
  • Reviewing, documenting and assessing entity level controls
  • Providing advisory assistance around identification and implementation of process and control related improvement and consistency opportunities
  • Keeping abreast of leading practice around SOX compliance and finance process efficiency
  • Assisting with such other tasks, as may be requested by the VP, Internal Audit


What it takes

  • Strong SOX Compliance and Internal Audit. A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience between control assessment and accounting/financial reporting is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the COSO control framework.
  • An accounting designation is required (CA / CPA designations are preferred)
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership. This includes leading a team of at least 4-6 senior audit professionals.
  • Strong customer service mindset with demonstrated success in business partnering to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong organization and time management skills in managing multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player, understanding that you deliver as a team and it is always best when you collaborate to find solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present information clearly and consistently, with effective listening and excellent writing skills. Strong report writing skills is a key requirement of this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a culture of accuracy and efficiency in a continuously changing environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills – to identify and cover the highest risks with efficient and practical solutions
  • Ability to extract data and work with systems and software applications.
  • Experience with Audit Board or other similar products for managing audit progress, scheduling, and electronic working papers in an asset.



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


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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