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Corporate Tax Senior Manager



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Company Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hello, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora, 你好, hallo, vítejte!

Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point.

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 finance team

The Finance & Legal Group’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 recognized and commended by its peers and stakeholders as having a world-class finance team. The team is well respected and embedded within Canva, often sought for its opinions and inputs into Company wide goals.

About the tax team

We want to make tax painless (our crazy big goal!). Our mission is to modernize a traditional tax cost center into "tax-as-a-service", to 'protect and serve' the business, the needs of our employees, our investors, global Government and Tax Authorities where we operate, and ultimately the users of Canva's amazing product. Our guiding principle is to operate in a manner that reflects our core value of being a good global citizen. We want to do all this within a fun and engaging environment that promotes collaboration, forward thinking and continuous improvement, all while making tax as painless as possible.

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.

As the Canva US Team continues on this exciting period of growth and traverses the ever increasing complexity of US tax issues, we are expanding our team to include a newly created Corporate Tax Senior Manager, US role. Reporting to the Head of US Tax and working along side the US Tax Senior located in Sydney, the core responsibilities of this role include:

  • Preparation of complex international tax provision/return calculations, including GILIT, FDII, BEAT, Section 965, Section 901, & Subpart F
  • Review of US international tax compliance
  • Support various complex tax matters such as Section 174 capitalization studies, M&A integration, research of complex tax positions, US implications of transfer pricing calcs (prepared by TP team)
  • Assist with tax return compliance including 1120-F filings and method changes
  • Manage implementation of internal controls into the US GAAP tax provision process
  • Collaborate with tax managers outside of the US implement and manage global tax governance including clear and sustainable processes and procedures to manage tax risks and ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations
  • Generate US cash tax forecasting reports and contribute to executive level reporting packs/decks
  • Support documentation of income tax strategies, policies, and positions
  • Conduct technical research and analysis on US and US-international tax matters
  • Collaborate in designing scalable processes and creating process documentation detailing the team’s policies and procedures
  • Manage the direct tax controversy process, including SALT, by reviewing and responding to notices and liaising with auditors
  • Preparation/review of Americas (Canada, LATAM) foreign tax provision packages
  • Support Americas global expansion including new entity creation and compliance
  • Collaborate effectively with Canva business functions, including Accounting, FP&A, Legal, HR, etc.

You're probably a match if

  • 8+ years of relevant tax experience including a mix of accounting firm and industry experience (must include industry experience; tech experience is a plus)
  • A strong background in US compliance and ASC 740 tax accounting, including US international tax
  • IPO experience is a plus
  • Ability to build strong, collaborative working relationships
  • Experience working in a high growth, rapidly scaling environment
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to succinctly communicate complex tax topics

In addition to the specific items mentioned above, you’ll have a keen eye for detail, a strong desire to learn and you enjoy upholding high standards of excellence and integrity in the services you deliver. You’ll be able to adapt quickly, manage your workload and meet deadlines with support and oversight. You’ll have excellent communication skills and approach tasks with a problem solving attitude and a constant lens of continuous improvement

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 lifeatcanva.com 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 $166,000 to $255,000. 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.