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Sr. A/P Specialist

Req id:  26861

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. 



Reporting to the Director, AP & Procurement Operations, the Sr. AP Specialist is an integral role in delivering Accounts Payable excellence in the Source to Pay Function. The Sr. AP Specialist will act as a subject matter expert for the AP group, and participate in implementing controls and identifying process improvements related to Accounts Payable. They will apply their professional experience, reporting and customer service skills to successfully resolve escalations and support proactive continuous improvement in the AP function.



  • Provide daily, weekly, monthly and quarter end reporting with analysis to proactively support the business in delivering to AP targets
  • Drive opportunities for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of the business process
  • Perform root cause analysis for issues encountered/feedback received to invoice processing and propose corrective/preventive actions to management
  • Deliver on internal audit requirements, and analyze month end results
  • Partner with systems team on testing and support change management
  • Provide analysis related to AP that will help management to make decisions
  • Monitor compliance to AP policies and procedures
  • Partner with management to promote teamwork and collaboration by sharing AP best practices
  • Maintain SOPs or work instructions
  • Train/coach new and existing AP Specialists


The Successful Candidate Will Have:

  • College Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Accounts Payable or Administrative Vendor Account Management.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Accounts Payable on a support role
  • Strong writing, communications, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and influence the right change with key stakeholders
  • Organized with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple activities in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Strong reporting and analytics experience
  • Strong working knowledge with ERP environment, specifically SAP, Blackline, VIM or other workflow tools
  • Demonstrated success in negotiation tactics in resolving disputes
  • Strong working knowledge of Accounting principles and P2P/AP processes



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Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s global vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an OpenText office. Accommodations may be available for specific roles.


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.  

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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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