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Sr. Accountant

Req id:  15020

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, 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:


As a member of Open Text’s Corporate Accounting team, the Sr Accountant will take a lead role in preparing timely and accurate management and operational financial reports. This will include recording the company expense related to employees in the company GL and account reconciliations. The Sr Accountant will also assist in ensuring processes are properly documented and functioning as expected. The candidate may be called upon to work on special projects throughout the year.


You are great at:


  • Preparing payroll journal entries to record the company expense related to employees into the company GL
  • Analyzing month over month and quarter over quarter variances of the relevant payroll accounts
  • Preparing balance sheet account reconciliations with an understanding as to the underlying detail.
  • Ensuring that the balance sheet reconciliations are up to date, easy to understand and that historical items are researched and cleared in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors as part of the quarter-end review process.
  • Developing close working relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Maintains controls by preparing and documenting policies and procedures.
  • Completing special projects and identifying areas for improvement as required.


What it takes:


  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s or College degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years of related experience with solid US GAAP/ accounting knowledge
  • Prior experience with a global organization and foreign exchange.
  • Strong analytical and issue resolution skills, sound judgment, attention to detail and initiative are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as a cooperative team member.
  • Proven ability to perform under tight timelines and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong understanding of payroll processes is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; are comfortable with presenting to other areas within the company.
  • Computer literate with high proficiency in MS Office applications – Excel is required.
  • Experience in SAP is preferred



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


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.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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