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Principal Financial Analyst

Req id:  3436

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 Principal Financial Analyst is a key position within the Financial Planning and Analysis team and will provide primary financial support to the fast growing Cloud Organization, including monthly results reporting & analysis, budgeting/forecasting and business analysis and financial modeling. The position requires an individual with a high degree of autonomy, a broad understanding of Cloud Infrastucture and a solid financial acumen. Strong communication skills and the ability to prioritize input from multiple sources are a must.


You're Great At:

•    Leading planning and forecasting cycles including developing estimates, operating plans/forecasts/reviews, and corporate reporting
•    Partnering with functional leaders to create long range plans and short range forecasts, understanding / evaluating key function drivers. Tracking financial progress against plans and projects at a granular level
•    Support global operating expense and planning and reporting
•    Ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of monthly/quarterly closing/estimates; communicating current results and estimates to functional leaders
•    Identifying risks & opportunities during each quarter and work with functional leads in mitigating risks and capitalizing on opportunities
•    Recommending actions to achieve planned performance for the operating teams
•    Understanding, communicating and explaining variance drivers within the function. 
•    Identifying risks & opportunities during each quarter and work with functional leads in mitigating risks and capitalizing on opportunities
•    Serving as a Subject Matter Expert for understanding and evaluating cloud spending including hosting, colocation, telecom and equipment expenditures
•    Performing deep dive analysis with the business to understand and analyze spend and creating financial models to support various business options within the Cloud
•    Collaborating with the Accounting team during the monthly, quarterly and year end close process
•    Performing ad hoc analysis as requested



What It Takes:


•    Ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, supervisors and peers. 
•    Demonstrated ability to present ideas logically and concisely to diverse audiences at all organizational levels, both verbally and in writing. 
•    Advanced skills and experience in financial modeling and statistical analysis. 
•    Ability to analyze and interpret data, and to identify relevant issues in solving business problems. 
•    Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office and business analysis tools and SAP for data management, research, analysis and reporting purposes. Proficiency in Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation, including pivot tables, v-lookup & Macros
•    Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or another related quantitative discipline. Advanced degree desirable.
•    Minimum of 6 years of experience in financial analysis or similar role with prior experience in supporting the Cloud Infrastructure environment preferred
•    High tech, Internet or Computer industry experience preferred



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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