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Manager, Payroll Accounting



Accounting & Finance
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2024

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience. With over 50 years of history as a global innovator in entertainment technology, our employees and their careers have constantly gone beyond the ordinary at IMAX. We combine proprietary technology with industry-leading knowledge and relationships with top studios and filmmakers to create theatrical experiences that take audiences beyond the edge of their seats to a world they never imagined. IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies and continues to push the boundaries of entertainment experiences beyond blockbusters and into exciting new directions.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together. Get inspired, get involved, and ignite your future with IMAX!

Job Description:

About the Role

IMAX is looking for a Manager, Financial Accounting to join our growing Finance team. Reporting to the Senior Director, Assistant Controller, we’re looking for someone who will be responsible for the accounting and administration of the global commission plan, the accounting for the ex-pat compensation program, the oversight of the monthly payroll accounting process, including fringe benefits, and technical accounting related to non-standard compensatory arrangements. You’ll promote a culture of continuous process improvement, build procedures, diagnose shortcomings and identify opportunities to automate processes within the company’s Payroll and Commission programs

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the company’s Global Commission Plan accounting and administration, including:

    • The assessment of new theatre revenue agreements to determine commission eligibility and valuation

    • The monthly review of new commission recognitions with the President of IMAX Theatres

    • Accounting for the company’s commission obligations to ensure accuracy and completeness

  • Oversee monthly commission payments to the Company’s global salesforce

  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely quarterly commission statements to the company’s global salesforce

  • Lead the accounting for IMAX’s North American and International Payroll and Ex-Pat Compensation Arrangements, including journal entry review, fringe benefits analysis and quarterly account reconciliations

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with external service provider for the company’s Ex-Pat Compensation Arrangements, including facilitating quarterly status updates

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the Senior Financial Analyst, Payroll, and perform reviews of monthly accounting processes in accordance with SOX requirements

  • Work collaboratively with key business partners, including Corporate Theatre Development, the Human Resources Payroll team, IMAX salespeople and other Finance teams as required

  • Act as a point of contact for the external auditors for Payroll, Commissions and Ex-Pat accounting issues; facilitate timely and accurate responses to internal and external audit requests

What You’ll Need:

  • Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)

  • 3+ years’ experience in a manager role with direct reports in a large/global organization or large Audit firm; industry experience preferred

  • Strong commercial, business, and finance acumen; ability to understand complex contract terms

  • Experience working in a US GAAP and SOX environment

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • SAP experience is an asset

Nice to Have:

  • Experienced in leading and developing teams

  • Analytically minded and experienced in process efficiency and controls remediation


At IMAX, you will be part of a culture built on respect – we are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse atmosphere across our organization.

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.