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Variable Compensation Analyst

Req id:  28607

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 Variable Compensation (VC) team is a value-added customer service driven department committed to providing relevant, accurate and timely variable compensation information, guidance, and training.  The VC team’s primary goal is to pay plan participants the right amount at the right time while ensuring compliance with plan provisions and company policies.  The VC team collaborates with their partners in HR, Finance and the business to produce innovative and scalable variable compensation solutions that support future growth. They contribute to the plan design process and manage the applicable systems and processes to ensure that the agreed outcome can be executed and administered effectively and efficiently.


The Opportunity

The Variable Compensation Analyst will be assisting the Finance and Variable Compensation teams in the accurate calculation, preparation, and communication of variable compensation/performance results for worldwide business units. Reporting to the Manager, Variable Compensation, this person will be responsible for performing variable compensation calculations and analysis of variable compensation accounts. The Variable Compensation Analyst may be called upon to work on special projects throughout the year and will contribute to the overall team success by participating in the High-Performance Team model (HPT).


What you will do:

  • Preparation and submission of monthly incentives and bonus calculation files
  • Data analysis, audits, and review of system setups
  • Provide triage support for the shared inquiry mailbox
  • Respond to inquiries from plan participants and business stakeholders with focus on excellent customer service
  • Perform staff activities including administrative tasks as assigned
  • Work on special projects such as process improvements, data analysis/compilation, presentations, report building
  • Perform in a challenging and extremely fast-paced environment, while being able to change direction when circumstances change


Skills and Knowledge:

  • **New grads welcome**
  • BA or BS Degree in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics, science, statistics, or other quantitative subjects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (Advanced), and technically savvy in other data systems an asset
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate with a variety of people and job functions
  • High attention to detail, a commitment to quality and a results-driven and customer focused mindset
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player to achieve goals and tight deadlines while managing cross functional responsibilities and not sacrificing quality/integrity
  • Self-starter who will take the initiative to learn the various processes from start to finish



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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. 

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.

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