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Lead Business Systems Analyst (Variable Compensation)

Req id:  30476

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 Technical Lead, Variable Compensation will oversee the technical needs of the VC team to ensure the accurate, efficient and customer focused delivery of variable compensation payments and statements. Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Business Systems Analysis - Variable Compensation, the incumbent will consult with the team, vendor and internal partners to ensure automation of data feeds; accuracy of payment and accrual calculations; addition of new products, companies and sales plans; and accurate and timely reporting.  The Technical Lead will also be responsible for the creation and detailed analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual performance reporting on all compensation plans. In addition, the Technical Lead will provide technical education on existing and new technologies as needed.

You Are Good At:
•    Completes business analysis and requirements documentation on new/changes to variable compensation plans, ensuring compliance with vendor system capabilities.
•    Updates system formulas, plan document and report templates, customizing to meet customer needs.
•    Manages system Quality Assurance by developing test plans, test cases and overseeing testing activities.
•    Provides Project Management on system sub-projects for larger projects such as annual compensation re-design, acquisitions, automation of new processes.
•    Creates analytical reports to assist in management decision making on issues like plan performance, accrual accuracy and plan demographics.
•    Works closely with the vendor to understand and influence upcoming releases and to ensure resolution to reported issues.
•    Consults with team members on system issues and provides education on upcoming system changes.
•    Represents VC on projects with other finance team members providing guidance on system issues, upcoming changes, data feeds and analytics.
•    Contributes to the ongoing improvement of department processes and customer service through the participation in one or more HPT projects during the year.

What It Takes:
•    Working knowledge of business analysis methodologies, quality assurance and project management.
•    Financial systems/analyst experience an asset
•    Experience with Xactly Incent, Xactly Analytics
•    Proficient in Microsoft 365 – especially Excel (intermediate to advanced level); ability to work with large data sets.
•    Experience in the following software packages: SAP, 
•    5 years of Business Analysis/Quality Assurance experience with compensation/finance systems 




While OpenText is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our 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


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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