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Contractor, Lead Accountant

Req id:  33349

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 OpenText’s Corporate Accounting team, you will support and lead the team in their daily tasks and serve as the primary representative for cross-functional projects and process improvement.  You will take a lead role in preparing timely and accurate management and operational financial reports. This will include recording, reviewing, and analyzing the company expense related to employees in the company GL and account reconciliations. You will also assist in ensuring standard processes are properly documented and functioning as expected. You will identify areas for process improvement and lead integration projects from a Corporate Accounting perspective. You may also be called upon to work on special projects throughout the year.



You Are Great At:


  • Prepare, review and approve monthly payroll journal entries to record the company expense related to employees in the company GL
  • Analyze month-over-month and quarter-over-quarter variances of relevant payroll accounts and prepare commentary for management reporting purposes
  • Be involved in balance sheet assurance for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Ensure payroll-related balance sheet reconciliations are up to date, and easy to understand and that historical items are cleared in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors as part of the quarter-end review process.
  • Develop close working relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Onboard and train new team members
  • Review team SOPs on a scheduled basis ensuring compliance with existing SOX controls and making updates as required.
  • Act as Corporate Accounting lead on acquisitions, mergers, integrations, and other special projects as required.
  • Detail-oriented work, and able to perform under tight timelines and with competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as a cooperative team member.
  • Effectively communicating information and ideas, particularly in written correspondence.
  • Considering various options and taking a holistic view to contributing to solutions.
  • Demonstrating logic and analytical skills with the ability to identify and solve problems.


What it takes:

  • Bachelor’s or College degree in Accounting
  • Certified Accountant (or current enrollment)
  • 8+ years of related experience with solid US GAAP/ accounting knowledge
  • A strong understanding of payroll processes is an asset.
  • Computer literate with high proficiency in MS Office applications – Excel is required.
  • Experience in SAP is required
  • Project management experience is a plus.



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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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