Senior Revenue Recognition Analyst - Ottawa, Ontario

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 satellites plus the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 with two new satellites under construction. An additional two prototype satellites are under construction and will be deployed in low earth orbit. Telesat also manages the operations of additional satellites for third parties. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL)


The individual in this position is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of revenue.  The position requires a solid understanding of revenue recognition rules under IFRS and the ability to interpret  and  apply  these  rules  to  the  contracts   signed  by  Telesat. The  position  is  a  key contributor to the month  end close processThis position holds ownership  of specified  general ledger accounts,  including recording  monthly transactions,  performing monthly accounting reconciliations and following up/investigating any unreconciled difference.



  • Read contracts, interpret and apply the appropriate accounting treatment under IFRS and US GAAP
  • Complete finance assessment on revenue contracts in the contract database
  • Research technical accounting issues and prepare accounting memos
  • Ownership  of   specified   general   ledger   accounts.  Preparing   the   relevant   monthly accounting entries and reconciliations
  • Prepare quarterly/annual external reporting note disclosures
  • Prepare the quarterly MD&A
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly balance sheet and Income statement variance analyses
  • Prepare various monthly and quarterly revenue reports
  • Prepare quarterly embedded derivatives schedule
  • Liaise with auditors with respect to areas of responsibility
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and participate in special projects, as required



  • Professional accounting designation CPA (CA), CPA (CMA) or CPA (CGA) is required
  • Bachelor's degree In Commerce or Business
  • Sound knowledge of Revenue Recognition concepts under IFRS
  • Experienced ERP systems user
  • Must have experience in recording entries in multiple currencies (transactional, functional and reporting)

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