Financial Controller

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Function: Finance

Location: United Kingdom, Reading

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OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

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:

As a key member of the Controllership team reporting to the Director EMEA Controller, the Financial Controller will be responsible for the controllership functions of the *Southern- European entities (regions under scope of responsibility include France, Spain, Portugal & Italy).


The Controllership group supports the assurance of accuracy and completeness of the monthly US GAAP financial results at the legal entity level, and is responsible for all legal entity statutory, financial compliance, corporate reporting according to local country GAAP, and audit requirements. The Controllership group will represent Finance and support the tax and legal teams in the execution of financial matters and initiatives.

You are great at:

Responsible for the US GAAP close for the particular legal entities

Perform analytical review of period end financial results

Respond to monthly questions from management on the balance sheet and P&L review

Review monthly account reconciliations and liaison with Accounting Services (AR, AP, Order Entry, Payroll) and Corporate Accounting to ensure the accuracy of financial information for internal and external reporting

Responsible for statutory financial reporting

Prepare legal entity financial statements in accordance with local country GAAP

Maintain reconciliation between US GAAP and local country GAAP, and document local country GAAP adjustments

Prepare working schedules and reconciliations for the external auditors

Provide support during statutory audits as part of the interim field work audit and year-end review process

Ensure timely filing of the statutory financial statements with the local commercial register

Monthly, quarterly, and annual VAT reporting and compliance, VAT audits

Support the tax group in the preparation of the annual tax return

Provide support material for tax compliance requirements

Provide support for period end tax kits / tax MRPs / TIP (year-end)

Provides support for new acquisitions

Participates in any post acquisition integration activities for EMEA entities

Support legal entity restructuring steps

What it takes:

8+ years of related finance and accounting experience, preferably in a technology company.

Strong knowledge of HGB is a requirement. An understanding of US GAAP, IFRS & any other local GAAP knowledge is an asset.

Detail, deadline and results oriented with strong analytical skills.

Proven self-starter with proven ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks of competing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Excellent interpersonal skills; capable of communicating in professional and courteous manner with peers, customers, vendors and management.

Excellent oral and written English & communication skills. European language skills are considered a major asset (French or Spanish).

Proficient in MS Office applications, with advanced Excel skills.

Experience in SAP and BPC is an asset.

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

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