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Lead Accountant

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OpenText

1mo ago

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Richmond

Requirements

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

FAQs

What are the key responsibilities of the Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting?

The key responsibilities of the Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting include working on various corporate accounting, consolidation, internal reporting, and analysis functions, collaborating with cross-functional teams, driving process improvements, and contributing to the overall success of the company.

What qualifications are required for the Lead Accountant position?

The Lead Accountant position typically requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, CPA certification is preferred, and several years of relevant accounting experience. Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment are also important qualifications for this role.

What opportunities for growth and development are available for the Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting?

The Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting role offers opportunities for professional growth and development through collaborating with cross-functional teams, driving process improvements, and contributing to the overall success of the company. Additionally, the company may provide opportunities for further training and development to enhance skills and advance career progression.

How does the Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting role contribute to the overall success of the company?

The Lead Accountant, Corporate Accounting plays a key role in various corporate accounting, consolidation, internal reporting, and analysis functions, which are critical for decision-making and financial reporting within the company. By collaborating with cross-functional teams, driving process improvements, and providing accurate financial information, the Lead Accountant contributes to the overall success and financial health of the company.

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Mission & Purpose

OpenText is a world leader in Information Management, helping companies securely capture, govern and exchange information on a global scale. OpenText solves digital business challenges for customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest and most complex organizations in the world.