Tax Manager

Austin, TX

We want to make tax painless (our crazy big goal!) Our mission is to modernise a traditional tax cost centre into “Tax-as-a-Service” to ‘protect and serve’ the business, the needs of our Canvanauts, 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 whilst making tax as painless as possible.


As Canva continues on this exciting period of growth and traverses the ever increasing complexity of the US and international tax landscape, there is now a need to grow the tax function to include a Tax Manager with responsibilities across the Americas.


Reporting to the Head of Tax, you’ll have a passion for making the complex simple and deep expertise in US corporate income tax with extensive knowledge of taxation related to outbound investments and foreign reporting. You know what the term “GILTI” means and you want to make this easier to understand and comply with. You might say you can really put the US GAAP into our tax effect accounting processes, and we couldn’t be happier!


We get it, you have US tax expertise because you’re based in the US. Yet, we are headquartered in Australia. Ideally, this role will be located in Australia near our headquarters for at least the first couple of years and we can experiment from there based on your needs and circumstances. Maybe you fall in love with our warm weather and gorgeous, accessible beaches so you decided to stay longer and maybe you don’t, that’s okay! We’re flexible and looking for a great candidate and can make all sorts of arrangements work in the long run. 


If you are outside of Australia, we are keen to get you here on a temporary or permanent visa and if you already live in Australia (including temporary visa holders who need a new sponsor), awesome, given our new remote working policy, we are open to candidates who live outside of Sydney (Canva’s headquarters) and can meet in Sydney at least “twice per season” in order to capitalise on the benefits that in-person collaboration can have.


What you'll do
  • Bring an innovator’s mindset to developing and executing a strategy to monitor and manage Canva’s presence in the Americas
  • Providing expertise to global tax, corporate accounting and leadership around key Americas tax compliance for Canva’s scaling business
  • Strategies to manage tax law changes and presenting these changes to key stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Appropriate controls and processes to facilitate the successful (accurate and timely) completion and lodgement of Americas compliance. Continually refreshing global processes to optimise for accuracy & speed
  • Ensuring Canva is audit ready - data is available / automated where possible and defence files are developed contemporaneously
  • Providing training and development to other business units across the group
  • Leading the implementation and use of technologies to truly make tax painless!
  • Operating as a valued advisor to key business segments (e.g. Leadership team and broader finance function)
  • Providing ad-hoc tax advice to the Head of Tax, CFO and Directors around key strategies and growth into new markets.
  • Working closely with Canva’s external tax service providers on tax related workstreams

We'd love it if you had
  • Extensive knowledge of taxation for a multinational organisation and can apply that knowledge to new problems with a high level of complexity
  • Proven business acumen with problem-solving creativity and commercial judgement
  • Highly organised with the ability to work under pressure and within set deadlines
  • Outstanding communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Self motivated with a desire to learn


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.


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: 

  • Competitive health benefits plans to support you and your wellbeing 
  • Equity packages to truly be a part of the Canva journey 
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution to support you
  • Hybrid work model (in-office & from home)
  • 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.
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
  • 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.  


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. 

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