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Corporate Accounting Manager

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Where and how you can work

Our flagship office is in Sydney, Australia, but we've made our way from down under, to a hub San Francisco, which is now home to our US operations.

About the roles

We currently have two opportunities for Corporate Accounting Managers , across a number of focus areas outlined below:

You’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the monthly and quarterly close processes for the operational accounting team. You’ll focus on all key balance sheet accounts including leases, intangible assets and PPE, supporting all change management and policies that safeguard our general ledger and financial reporting structures in this space.

Another focus is overseeing all aspects of the monthly and quarterly close processes for the operational accounting team. You’ll focus on all intercompany eliminations as well as facilitating tax accounting and local GAAP adjustments and eliminations. You’ll also support all change management and policies that safeguard our general ledger and financial reporting structures in this space.

A third focus area if overseeing all of general ledger controllership and facilitation of the close process for the Finance Operations and Accounting teams. You’ll focus on all reporting structure and system integration requirements both up and downstream to the accounting close process and ERP. You’ll oversee the design and change management of all processes and policies that safeguard our general ledger and financial reporting structures in this space.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting Lead (of the distinct focus areas), you'll play a pivotal role in evolving Canva's capabilities in this space, while ensuring that our processes and policies support the scale and complexity of a rapidly-expanding company.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Executing timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close processes in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other relevant standards.
  • Supporting the development and help to maintain effective internal controls to safeguard our accounting and close processes and enhance the reliability of financial information.
  • Identifying process improvements and recommendations to support the completeness and accuracy of corporate accounting processes, contributing to a culture of continuous learning and professional development across the team.
  • Supporting collaboration across departments to enhance cross-functional understanding of financial processes and outcomes.
  • Streamlining and optimizing financial processes, leveraging technology and best practices to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Identifying opportunities for system enhancements and leading implementation efforts to ensure the scalability of financial operations.

You're probably a match if

  • You are a strategic Corporate Accounting Manager with strong technical expertise, operational skills, and a proven record of successfully developing and scaling accounting processes. 
  • You have demonstrated success in leading Corporate Accounting operations function through rapid growth in a public company environment, with a proven ability to execute effective strategies.
  • You are a strong team player with a proven track record of thriving in high-performing teams and continuously supporting a culture of growth and development through knowledge sharing and finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, you are able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and effectively navigate competing priorities.
  • You play a key role as a subject matter expert to support effective collaboration with cross functional teams and help drive business process transformation and change management.
  • You have extensive experience in establishing and standardizing policies, processes, procedures and controls that are SOX compliant.
  • You have proficiency in financial software and systems; experience with ERP systems is a plus

About the Corporate Accounting team

As Canva continues to rapidly grow we are exposed to a broader range of external stakeholders, regulators and reporting requirements. Joining a global team, the Corporate Accounting team is responsible for managing the close process ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and transparency of financial information for all our stakeholders.

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a range of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
  • Health benefits plans to support you and your wellbeing
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
  • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

Check out for more info.

At Canva we value fairness, and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation whilst ensuring internal equity within the team in each region. We make hiring decisions based on your skills, experience and our overall assessment of what we observed and learnt in the hiring process. The target salary range for this position is $161,000 - $206,000. When calculating offers, we make salary decisions based on market data and candidates' skills and experience.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.


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