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Senior Financial Reporting Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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Job Description:

BlackBerry® is a transformed company. Today, BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including over 235M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario with offices around the globe, we use AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions to cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and we are a leader in the areas of endpoint management, endpoint security, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry’s vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

BlackBerry. Intelligent Security. Everywhere.

Working at BlackBerry’s headquarters in Waterloo, ON, the Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will join a team of dynamic and experienced accounting professionals in external financial reporting and technical accounting. Reporting to the Director Financial Reporting, you will have a critical role in the preparation of the Financial Statements and Notes, and Management Discussion and Analysis. The position will lead/assist in other accounting and reporting related ad-hoc projects, including researching technical accounting guidance related to new accounting pronouncements and complex transactions, writing accounting position memos and benchmarking industry financial reporting practices.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the end-to-end process of the drafting of the Company’s Financial Statements, and Management Discussion & Analysis, including discussions with the Company’s external audit firm, legal counsel, and Investor Relations departments to ensure all information released externally is complete, accurate, and appropriate.
  • Ensure the above meets all disclosure requirements and conform to industry standards.
  • Conduct thoroughly researched and supported accounting analyses on routine and non-routine transactions to determine the proper treatment under US GAAP.
  • Monitor standard-setting activities and research new guidance for impact to the company’s accounting treatments.
  • Responsible for the Company’s equity related filings with regulatory authorities and the accounting for stock compensation
  • Conduct regular reviews of the company’s existing accounting policies and work with stakeholders to update the policy structure.
  • Responsible for the monthly and quarterly accounting of the company’s treasury activities such as investment activity and hedging, through the company’s treasury management system.
  • Serve as a technical resource on project teams to ensure proper accounting under new systems and initiatives and identify new accounting policy requirements early.


  • Canadian or United States CPA designation is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related major is required.
  • 3+ years’ experience including public accounting experience is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of and ability to research US GAAP.
  • Experience with operating in a public Company environment and dealing with regulatory requirements, with knowledge of applicable S-X regulations for external reporting.
  • Strong attention to detail with financial analysis skills and a demonstrated ability to solve problems both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of the company across multiple functions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced spreadsheet modeling.


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