Lead Accountant - #668133

OpenText


Date: 4 days ago
City: Richmond Hill, ON
Contract type: Full time
OPENTEXT

OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.

YOUR IMPACT

The Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting will work with the corporate accounting function and take a key role in various corporate accounting, consolidation, internal reporting, and analysis functions. This role offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams, drive process improvements, and contribute to the overall success of the company.

What The Role Offers

  • Perform analytical review of period end financial results including balance sheet and income statement fluctuations and provide detailed narratives that help support business decisions.
  • Prepare month close entries and account reconciliations and promote best practices with Accounting Services to ensure proper accounting and controls are in place.
  • Research and outline accounting standard changes and provide reports on findings for future accounting pronouncements as applicable including recommended next steps.
  • Provide support and guidance to other finance teams and the business as required to address financial matters and questions as applicable. This includes but is not limited to External
  • Reporting, Tax, Corporate Finance, Legal Entity Controllership, Treasury, and Internal Audit.
  • Liaison with external auditors during the annual audit and quarterly reviews as required.
  • Support the legal entity rationalization process.
  • Develop custom reports and provide internal reporting to the finance leadership team using various internal systems and automated tools, including SAP, BPC BW, NetSuite, and OneStream.
  • Participate in global finance projects:
  • Projects include but are not limited to system automation, process improvements around efficiency and effectiveness of current processes, acquisition integration activities, and internal reporting development.
  • Helping manage project milestones and providing project leaders with timely status report.

What You Need To Succeed

  • 2 to 4 years of related finance and accounting experience within either the software, high-tech industries, or public accounting.
  • Completion of a degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business or Finance or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
  • CPA designation (or equivalent) required.
  • Prior “Big 4” firm experience is preferred.
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail oriented with an analytical mindset.
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to take initiative and learn.
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision, multi-tasking to establish priorities, and completing objectives without supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment
  • An analytical mindset
  • Effective written, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills to articulate and present advice, options and recommendations to senior management, executives, internal and external stakeholders.
  • U.S. GAAP experience is preferred
  • Experience with Blackline, SAP, Netsuite and OneStream is preferred

One Last Thing

OpenText is more than just a corporation, it's a global community where trust is foundational, the bar is raised, and outcomes are owned. Joining us as the Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting, means becoming part of an amazing team where your contributions make a real difference.

OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at [email protected].
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