Financial Accountant


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


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About the role

As a Financial Accountant within the Payroll Accounting team, your core goal will be to support the headcount growth of Canva, on its mission to become one of the most valuable companies in the world.

As the main point of contact between payroll operations and accounting, this Financial Accountant will continue to mature the financial processes at Canva by business partnering, implementing improvements & efficiencies of processes gained from being able to convert payroll complexities to accounting requirements.

What you'll do

  • Own the completeness and accuracy of the accounting for payroll transactions for Canva’s global entities in line with reporting requirements and timelines.
  • Maintain and update calculations for any new accounting considerations arising from Canva’s wide range of employee benefits
  • Own balance sheet reconciliations for payroll related accounts including month-on-month fluctuation analysis and P&L analysis on payroll related expenses for stakeholders at period-end
  • Recommend and implement process improvements across the payroll accounting processes that can scale with the growth of the business
  • Act as key business partner between Payroll operations, GL accounting and Forecasting functions, providing insights and ad hoc reporting to support business initiatives
  • We'd love it if you had

  • Exposure within a professional services accounting environment, as well as commercial experience within a similar industry or high growth company
  • CA / CPA Qualified
  • Experience as a Financial Accountant, with exposure to global payroll accounting or a keenness to learn the exciting complexities in this space
  • Experience with ERP systems such as Netsuite, SAP, Oracle
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel/ Google Sheet skills
  • Comfortable working with large volumes of data, with a keen eye for details and the ability to identify and correct errors in processing
  • Experience with stakeholder management, with a high level of maturity in dealing with confidential information
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    Working at Canva

    Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.

    Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include:

    • Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey.
    • We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection
    • Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
    • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
    • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
    • Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs and Fitness & Meditation Classes.
    • Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.

    We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.
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