Sep 24, 2022

General Ledger Accountant

  • Canva
  • Manila, Philippines

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 86 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

About the Team
The Core Accounting team's mission is to preserve the integrity of Canva’s monthly financial accounting processes, to ensure that all information recorded in Canva’s ERP is accurate & timely, reviewed by the appropriate individuals & supported by underlying information, as well as being the owner of the month end close process. 

We’re a highly diverse team with members based in Australia, Philippines, and Europe. We love being able to work together remotely, as well as getting together where possible!

Who we are looking for...
As one of the world’s fastest growing private technology companies, revenue accounting at Canva is an ever-evolving landscape, constantly adapting with the launch of new products and services.

We are looking for a financial accountant to support the maintenance of accounting records across the areas of Revenue and Costs of Sales, and working closely with the revenue accounting team to support automation projects and supercharge the processes for revenue recording at Canva.

You have a passion for preparing accounting adjustments and experience with month-end accounting and reconciliation of accounts. A keen eye for detail and strive for accuracy in preparing calculations & adjustments. 

You are a team player, and enjoy collaborating and working with a broad range of internal stakeholders.

What you’ll do...

  • Preparation of Canva’s monthly and quarterly revenue and deferred revenue adjustments, and ensuring revenue recognition is in accordance with company policy.
  • Preparation of merchant service fees and print costs calculations related to the monthly revenue recognised.
  • Preparation of other revenue-related adjustments including aged credit packs recognition and offline revenue streams adjustments.
  • Preparation of NetSuite and Leapfin monthly reconciliations
  • Create and maintain balance sheet reconciliations for revenue-related accounts including fluctuation analysis if needed.
  • Review of the current revenue recording process and where appropriate, recommend and execute improvements.

We'd love it if you had...

  • Tertiary qualification in Accountancy
  • Experience in a General Ledger Accounting / Financial Accounting Role with knowledge and experience in transactional processing, reporting and related month-end processes
  • A passion for the SaaS industry, and prior experience within a start-up business would be advantageous
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to turn chaos into clarity
  • A keen eye for details and the ability to identify and correct errors in processing
  • Highly organized with the ability to work within set deadlines
  • Strong ability to quickly identify both risks and opportunities, while maintaining a focus on both process improvements and results
  • Advanced Excel /Google Sheet skills, experience with ERP systems such as NetSuite (a real plus!), Xero, SAP, Oracle, Workday Financials
Working at Canva 

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

A temporary work from home setup as we prepare to provide a safe environment for Canvanauts who would like to work in the office. Our Future of Work plan is to move towards a hybrid work model (in-office & from home) You and your team can determine your ideal work setup. Whichever works best for you, #KayaSaCanva.
Unique and flexible leaves options: :Recharge and go on your next getaway or simply take time off for yourself through our Vacation Leave, Give back through our Volunteer Leave to help out a charity or NGO of choiceSupport yourself or take care of your loved ones (even your furbabies) through our Sick or Carer’s Leave 
Focus on your own growth and development through our Professional Educational Leave 
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowances for you to spend on anything that supports your wellbeing. Whether it’s a workshop, an electronic stand-up desk, a gym membership, or dinner with a teammate, we encourage you to do what you need to do in order to thrive.
Virtual and in-office wellness and development benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistance Programs, Fitness Classes and more to support your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Canva For Good program that matches your not-for-profit donations and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in. 
A variety of Canva clubs that you can join to connect you to fellow Canvanauts with similar interests. From cycling, skincare, pets, to foodies (and the list goes on), we got you covered! Club activities can also be done remotely or in person. 

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.