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Principal Financial Analyst

Req id:  28455

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 Lead Financial Analyst, FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis), is responsible for providing direct support to the FP&A organization, being a key financial partner and adding value to the business. 

This position reports to the Senior Manager, FP&A. The individual will be a financial advisor and act as a key interface with cross functional teams.  The position requires an individual with a high degree of autonomy, a broad understanding of the business and finance. Strong communication skills and the ability to prioritize input from multiple sources are a must.


What you'll be doing:
•Developing revenue estimates, operating plans / forecasts / reviews, OP (operating plan/budget) and/or corporate reporting
•Providing monthly/quarterly financial closing/estimates and communicating current financial results and estimates to functional leaders
•Serving as a Subject Matter Expert for reviewing contracts and calculating deal values
•Liaising with various organizations including Legal, Sales, Accounting, Billing, HR
•Building relationships with leaders to build an improved process for consolidation of estimates and actual financial analysis and metrics
•Partnering with functional leaders to create long range plans and short range forecasts, understanding / evaluating key function drivers; supporting Sales, Professional Services and the Controllership organizations
•Understanding and explaining variance drivers within the business unit
•Identifying risks & opportunities during each quarter and working with functional leads to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities
•Performing ad hoc analysis as requested


You are great at:
•Experience working with Senior Management
•Postgraduate finance experience
•High tech, Internet or Computer industry experience (preferred)
•Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and minimize financial risks
•Reporting Expertise Must Include Proven, Hands-on, Expert level Experience with:
oBuilding data models in Excel – Expert
oExcel with specific knowledge in VBA, Power Query and Power Pivot - Expert
•Proven capability in financial and accounting procedures, such as budgets, or P&L statements
•Self-starter working under minimal supervision with cross functional teams to drive stated goals
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels within company
•Experience with financial systems/applications (i.e.: SAP, OLAP, Business Objects, other data extraction tools), 
•Ability to prioritize multiple deliverables and execute tasks with short lead times
•Train, utilizing change management methodologies to ensure your peers and stakeholders successfully use new processes





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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. 

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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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