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Manager, Corporate Accounting

Req id:  38059

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 Open Text’s Corporate Accounting team, the Manager of Corporate Accounting takes a lead role in ensuring the accuracy of management and operational financial reports in a timely manner. This involves managing a team of 5 accountants with review and approval responsibilities of their work. Works closely with management to promote best practices and to drive process improvements within the department. 

You Are Great At:


  • Managing a high performing team 
  • Reviewing and approving monthly payroll journal entries to record the company expense related to employees into the company GL
  • Analyzing month over month and quarter over quarter variances of the relevant payroll accounts, both the balance sheet and P&L, and reporting this analysis to management
  • Reviewing and approving balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Managing the balance sheet reconciliation process and ensuring they are up to date, easy to understand and that historical items are cleared in a timely manner
  • Managing and ensuring compliance with SOX controls
  • Working with functional teams within the company in order to identify areas of improvement and to initiate and drive process changes
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors as part of the quarter end review process.
  • Developing working relationships with cross functional teams
  • Completing special projects as required (e.g. new system implementations, acquisition integrations etc.)


What It Takes:


  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Accountancy
  • CPA Preferred
  • Preferably with 8+ years of related experience with solid US GAAP/ accounting knowledge
  • Experience managing a high performing team
  • Strong understanding of payroll processes is an asset.
  • Prior experience with a global organization and foreign exchange is helpful.
  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgment, attention to detail and initiative are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as a co-operative team member.
  • Strong issues resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to perform under tight timelines and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate with high proficiency in MS Office applications – Excel is required.
  • Experience in SAP is required



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