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Assistant Financial Controller

Req id:  21272

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

The Assistant Financial Controller (AFC) will help the manager with responsibilities for the controllership functions for Open Text’s Canadian parent company and the Canadian subsidiaries. The AFC will be an integral part of the accounting cycle, providing support to the Global Finance team, assisting in accounting and financial reporting activities, as well as for the specific requirements for the companies under management.


You Are Great At

Responsible for the US GAAP close

  • Perform and document analytical review of period end financial results.
  • Respond to monthly questions from senior management on the balance sheet and P&L review.
  • Review account reconciliations and promote best practices with Shared Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.


Provides local support to the business for various matters as they arise

  • Assists the business in addressing finance matters
  • Provides general support and information to the business as requested
  • Prepare and review of Canadian legal entity financial statements
  • Provide support material for tax compliance requirements


Responsible for Canadian HST and GST requirements

  • Review and approval of HST returns
  • Provides guidance to operational teams in the application of GST/HST
  • Manage GST/HST audits


Provides support for acquisitions and manage the subsidiary life cycle

  • Participate in managing acquired entity accounting activities prior to integration
  • Participate in post-acquisition integration activities
  • Manage merger and dissolution activity for certain existing or acquired subsidiaries
  • Liaison with Business Finance regarding finance matters pertaining to the subsidiaries


Provide support in a number of finance related areas

  • Business valuations
  • Intercompany charges
  • Subsidiary liquidity planning and management


What It Takes

  • 5+ years of experience in a finance leadership role, preferably in a technology company
  • Finance degree (CPA or equivalent) a must
  • Experience with general Controllership requirements
  • Good knowledge of U.S. GAAP and IFRS reporting
  • Good knowledge of Canadian GST/HST regulations
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills
  • Must be meticulous and detail oriented
  • Capable of working independently, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of SAP is an asset




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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