Finance Manager, Corporate at Canva
Sydney, AU
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to make design simple for everyone. 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.
Launched in August 2013, our platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool that is used by more than 10 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 850 million designs (that’s 20 designs created every second). And we’ve only achieved about 1% of what we’re capable of … 
About the team
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 it’s peers and stakeholders as having a world-class finance team.
As part of this team you will have the opportunity to:
- Gain experience working at the headquarters of one of the world’s fastest growing tech companies; your work will impact millions of Canva’s global users.
- Learn from and work with some of Australia's best talent, including Canva’s founders, engineers, product and growth professionals.
- Develop and grow in an inaugural role with the ability to make decisions that impact the development of the business.
About you:
As the finance teams duties and activities continue to develop and expand to support the growth of the business across multiple geographies there is now a requirement for a dedicated Finance Manager to help support the external reporting and compliance activities.
The primary role of the Finance Manager is to take responsibility for the preparation of quarterly reporting obligations under US GAAP and IFRS, liaise with key stakeholders to identify and document areas of technical accounting compliance, manage all audit visits end to end and work with the Financial Controller on select strategic initiatives. The role will expand over time to include more strategic thinking and initiatives such as process improvement and IPO readiness.
We’re a fast moving business so change is frequent, you’ll be comfortable working in a hands on, dynamic environment and have excellent communication & negotiation skills.

What you'll do:

  • Reporting to the Financial Controller, the core responsibilities of the role include:
  • Ownership, preparation and improvement of the quarterly reporting process.
  • Preparation of all investor reportingIdentification and documentation of all technical accounting positions in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Assistance with the year-end close and audit visits.
  • Ownership of revenue recognition accounting and management of systems working with key stakeholders and service providers.
  • Ownership and completion of all global corporate reporting obligations.
  • Working with service providers in various locations including Australia, Germany, USA, Philippines and China.
  • Assist the Tax Manager with tax related initiatives.
  • Assist the wider team with process improvement initiatives.
  • Directly manage and work collaboratively with a team of accountants in Philippines, China and Australia.

What we look for:

  • A keen eye for detail, a strong desire to keep learning and you enjoy upholding high standards of excellence in the services you deliver. Operating in a fast paced environment you are able to adapt quickly, manage workloads and meet deadlines with support and oversight. You have excellent communication skills and approach tasks with a problem solving attitude, with a constant lens of continuous improvement.
Also, we’d love it if you had…
  • At least 5 years professional experience in a corporate or commercial environment;
  • CA/CPA qualified or equivalent qualification;
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills;
  • Self motivated with a desire to learn and improve your understanding of accounting and regulation across the globe;
  • Highly organised with the ability to work under pressure and within set deadlines, and;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • SaaS industry experience.
  • US GAAP experience.
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) experience.


  • Competitive salary, plus equity options.
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance.
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day.
  • Free Yoga and Boxing Gym membership.
  • Generous parental leave policy.
  • Pet friendly offices including a garden, climbing wall, unisex toilets.
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events.
  • Fun and quirky celebrations.
  • Relocation budget provided for interstate or overseas candidates and visa application fees covered.