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Assistant Accountant Job in Australia
Canva , Australia

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1 Year
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As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 19, 2021
Last Date
May 19, 2021

Job Description

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 40 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!

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.

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.

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.

You will learn from and work with some of Australia's best talent, including Canva’s founders, engineers, product and growth professionals. The opportunity will allow you to grow in a newly created role, with the ability to make and support decisions that impact the development of the business.

What you'll do:

  • 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 masterlist 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

What we're looking for:

  • Someone with a keen eye for detail, a strong desire to keep learning and somebody who enjoys upholding high standards of excellence and integrity in the services delivered
  • Proven ability to operate in a fast paced environment you can able to adapt quickly, manage workloads and meet deadlines with support and oversight
  • A team player with excellent communication skills and a pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Completed tertiary qualification qualification in Accounting / Finance essential
  • At least 1 year of accounting experience in a commercial or professional services environment
  • Experience with Netsuite or other cloud based accounting systems would be an advantage
  • Advanced MS Excel is a bonus - we're keen to know what you've learnt so far
  • Desire to undertake CA/CPA or are studying towards qualification


  • Competitive salary on offer, plus equity options
  • Flexible working hours and a hybrid remote/office work model
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day!
  • Professional education allowance
  • Free Yoga membership
  • In house gym and personal trainer
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events + fun and quirky celebrations
We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love. 

Being a Force for good. 

One of our core values at Canva, Being a force for good means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

Job Specification


Computer Software - Sydney, Australia