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Corporate Accounting Lead



Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Company Description

About the roles

We currently have three opportunities for Corporate Accounting Leads that span across the following areas of focus. You’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of your respective area of responsibility from the month-end close process through to performing reconciliations and preparing commentary for reporting packs.

  • Balance sheet
    • In this role, you’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the monthly and quarterly close processes for the balance sheet 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.
  • Intercompany, multibook and general ledger controllership
    • In this role, you’ll oversee all aspects of the monthly and quarterly close processes for the intercompany and multi-book accounting team. You’ll focus on intercompany eliminations as well as facilitating tax accounting and local GAAP adjustments and eliminations. In addition, you’ll be responsible for 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.
  • Payroll Accounting
    • In this role you’ll oversee all aspects of the monthly and quarterly close processes for the payroll accounting team across all personnel-related costs. You’ll own the policies and procedures to ensure completeness and accuracy of the accounting for payroll transactions for Canva’s global entities in line with reporting requirements and timelines.

You'll report to the Head of Corporate Accounting whilst leading a team of high-performing accountants across your focus area. Your expertise and leadership will 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, these roles are focused on:

  • Oversee the timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other relevant accounting standards required across the Group.
  • Lead and mentor a team of high-performing accountants, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development.
  • Develop and maintain effective internal controls to safeguard our accounting and close processes and enhance the reliability of financial information.
  • Assess and mitigate financial risks, providing recommendations for improvements and optimization.
  • Support collaboration across departments to enhance cross-functional understanding of financial processes and outcomes.
  • Streamline and optimize financial processes, leveraging technology and best practices to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Identify opportunities for system enhancements and lead implementation efforts to ensure the scalability of financial operations.

You're probably a match if

  • You have demonstrated success in managing and scaling Corporate Accounting processes through rapid growth in a public company environment, with a proven ability to develop and support the execution of effective strategies.
  • You have strong leadership and team management skills with a proven track record of building high-performing teams.
  • You can effectively collaborate with cross functional teams to drive business process transformation and change management through your craft expertise and communication style.
  • 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.

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 $169,000 - $259,000. When calculating offers, we make salary decisions based on market data and candidates' skills and experience.

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.

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.