Technical Accounting Director

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How will this role help Canva achieve its mission?

As one of the world’s fastest growing private technology companies, we are often carving out our own path when it comes to the application of accounting standards in our policies and practices
 
We are looking for a trail-blazer in the world of US GAAP – someone who seeks to redefine rather than following the crowd. You are excited by the prospect of unraveling technical accounting problems by providing deep insights in the application of the standards.

Reporting to Finance Leadership, you’ll have a passion for making complex things simple and supercharging our processes to ensure our financial information is compliant with US GAAP. You love applying your knowledge to solve commercial transactions and you can help us fill in the GAAPs (sorry!) across our accounting policies and processes.

What you’ll do

As the Technical Accounting Director, you will be the architect of our US GAAP accounting policies, building the foundations for scalable and GAAP-compliant processes. This will include: 

 

 

  • Building the processes needed to uplift our accounting processes in order to comply with financial reporting requirements in areas such as management estimates and equity accounting
  • Providing technical accounting consultations for significant, challenging or non-routine transactions including benchmarking to peers, alignment with GAAP and collaborating closely with external advisors
  • Review new FASB pronouncements, trends in regulatory areas of focus and US GAAP guidance and guiding the team to proactively address any impacts on Canva’s financial statements
  • Help us build a knowledgeable, trusted, world-class US GAAP first accounting function! 
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    What we’re looking for

     

  • Technical Accounting or Financial Reporting experience, CPA (or equivalent) Qualified
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP, SEC reporting requirements and FASB pronouncements
  • Previous public accounting or public company reporting exposure is highly preferred
  • Experience working in the technology / software sector, or within a rapidly scaling global organization
  • Proven commercial judgment with a flair and creative intuition for problem solving
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills
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    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.
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    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.  
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