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Financial Analyst

Req id:  24218

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 Financial Analyst (FA) will work with the Manager, Financial Controllership and Assistant Financial Controller to support the controllership functions for Open Text’s US entities, with $1B + in revenue. The FA 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 regional requirements for the particular legal entities in the US. The FA 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

Assist with the US GAAP close for the US entities:

  • Perform analytical review of period end financial results.
  • Assemble documentation to support analytical reviews.
  • Support the Manager, Financial Controllership and Assistant Financial Controller in responding to monthly questions from management on the balance sheet and P&L review.
  • Prepare and review account reconciliations and promote best practices with Accounting Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.
  • Prepare and upload journal entries.


Responsible for the US Controllership requirements:

  • Support the tax group in the preparation of the annual tax return.
  • Provide support material for tax compliance requirements.
  • Assist in preparation of US GAAP financial statements.
  • Prepare and file US statistical filings.
  • Provide support to various project leaders as required in reaching key project milestones.
  • Assist in knowledge transfer for acquired entities prior to integration.
  • Provides general support and information to the business as requested.


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.


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.
  • Assist with GL migrations.


What It Takes

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a financial analysis or similar role, preferably in a public technology company.
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills
  • Must be meticulous and detail oriented
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Understanding of accounting ERP systems is an asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative and learn


  • University degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or similar field required.
  • Preference given to those looking to pursue or pursuing CPA designation (or equivalent).



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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