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Sr. Financial Analyst

Req id:  10803

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 Senior Financial Analyst (SFA) will work with the Manager, Financial Controllership to support the controllership functions for Open Text’s Canadian Entities. The SFA 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 Canada. The SFA 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 close for the Canadian entities:
    • Perform analytical review of period-end financial results.
    • Respond to monthly questions from management on the balance sheet and P&L review.
    • Prepare the annual legal entity memo.
    • Review account reconciliations and promote best practices with Group Shared Services Centre (GSSC) to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.


  • Responsible for review of regular GST/HST returns, indirect sales tax compliance and assisting with CRA indirect tax audit inquiries.


  • Responsible for the Canadian Controllership requirements:
    • Support the tax group in the preparation of the annual tax return
    • Provide support material for tax compliance requirements
    • Provide support for period end tax information packages (TIP)
    • Liaison with Business Finance regarding finance matters pertaining to Canada
    • Prepare US GAAP financial statements with IFRS reconciliations
    • Prepare and file Canadian statistical filings


  • Provides local support to the business for matters pertaining to Canada:
    • 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


What It Takes:


  • 5+ years of finance experience
  • Experience with general Controllership requirements
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP reporting and working knowledge of GST/HST
  • 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 SAP is an asset



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA designation



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


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.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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