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Assistant Accountant
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About the role

As Canva continues on its rapid trajectory of growth, there is now a need for an Assistant Accountant to join the Finance Operations Team to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of financial information at Canva. This is achieved through timely execution of bookkeeping activities and associated cadences, including the preparation of accounting records and data which feed into the team’s reporting obligations. The role will work closely with the Shared Services Team in Manila to achieve month-end and transactional processing targets and also function to support recurring operational tasks around operational expenses and asset management in Sydney. In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Preparation of prepayments and cost accruals across the Group’s Australian, US and EU entities amongst other month-end activities as required to support the month-end close process
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and investigation of any accounting or transactional anomalies 
  • Support the bookkeeping and operational requirements of Canva’s treasury and corporate card function
  • Responsible for software master list maintenance 
  • Responsible for development of the global finance documents and guidance repository
  • Work on various projects including process improvements to support the scaling of Finance Operations.

This role is open to people from around Australia, provided they can relocate to Sydney. For those outside of Australia, Canva will only consider those who already hold work rights. Canva would offer some relocation assistance to the right candidate. The base salary range for this role is $60,000-$75,000 depending on experience.

Key skills we’re looking for

To be successful in this role, you’ll bring with you:

  • Communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Prioritisation (reprioritisation)
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration skills.

About Canva

At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.

Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 25 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 2 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!

The Finance team’s mission is to protect and serve Canva and its key stakeholders; that is protecting Canva from external pressures and risks whilst balancing the need to best serve our teams. The vision Is for Canva to be recognised and commended by its peers and stakeholders as having a world-class finance team.

Role summary
  • Permanent Role: 5 days /week
  • Start date: Immediate start
  • Location: Sydney - Open to anyone from around Australia or overseas (with work rights)
  • Salary: $60-75k p.a.