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Assistant Financial Controller - US Controllership

Req id:  24853

Waterloo, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA Virtual, 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 work with the Manager, Financial Controllership to support the controllership functions for Open Text’s legacy and newly acquired US entities. With $1B + in total revenue in the US, the AFC will be an integral part of the accounting cycle, providing support to the broader finance team, assisting in accounting and financial reporting activities as well as regional requirements for the particular legal entities in the US. The AFC will be a key member of the North American finance team, managing traditional controllership responsibilities, in addition to being a significant contributor to the consolidated US GAAP close.


You Are Great At

Responsible for the US GAAP close for US entities:

  • Perform analytical review of period end financial results, including I/S and B/S review.
  • Respond to monthly questions from management on the balance sheet and P&L review.
  • Prepare the monthly and quarterly analytical review documents.
  • Prepare the quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Prepare the annual legal entity memos.
  • Review account reconciliations and promote best practices with Accounting Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.
  • Gain an understanding of business changes and drivers the contribute to month over month, and quarter over quarter variances


Provides support for new acquisitions and legal entity system migrations

  • Participate in post-acquisition integration activities
  • Participate in migration meetings and conference calls when required
  • Work with our tax and legal teams on legal and tax step plans
  • Assist with general ledger migrations


Responsible for other US controllership requirements:

  • Support the tax group in the preparation of the annual tax return, including the preparation of tax information packages for provisions and tax returns
  • Support our indirect tax teams during sales tax audits by providing supporting financial information
  • Provide support material for tax compliance requirements
  • Assist with commodity and income tax audits
  • Liaison with FP&A regarding finance matters pertaining to the US
  • Prepare and file US statistical filings
  • Work closely with the Corporate Accounting team to resolve technical accounting matters and assuring all processes remain efficient and effective
  • Leading and/or participating in broader finance transformation projects


Provides local support to the business for matters pertaining to the US:

  • Assists the business in addressing finance matters
  • Provides general support and information to the business as requested
  • Act as the face of the Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) organization to the rest of the business functions.


What It Takes

  • 5+ years of experience in a finance leadership role, preferably in a technology company
  • Finance degree (CA, CMA, CGA, or equivalent)
  • Experience with general controllership requirements
  • Good knowledge of U.S. GAAP reporting
  • 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. 

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