Payroll Specialist

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia /
Finance & Legal – Payroll /
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

Canva’s Payroll team is part of the Finance & Legal group and predominantly based in Australia. We manage payroll across our growing number of Canvanauts worldwide and our headcount growth comes from Canva entities, as well as through any companies that we acquire globally.
With payroll being one of the most critical functions in Finance, the team has a huge part to play in making Canva one of Australia's best places to work. We strive to ensure every Canvanaut is paid accurately and on time.

The primary role of this Payroll Specialist will be on a 6 month Fixed Term basis, covering a parental leave, to be responsible for the preparation of the in-house payrolls for several countries end-to-end, working closely with the other Payroll Specialists, the Finance Manager and HR Ops team. As we continue to automate key financial processes, there will be an opportunity to be involved in multiple projects and initiatives.

What you'll do

    • Own the end-to-end payroll processes of the in-house payroll fortnightly payroll for New Zealand & In-house semi-monthly payroll for the United States
    • Preparation and review of key information to make up the monthly payroll with our current and future EOR’s
    • Composing the analytics, becoming familiar with all the various drivers of payroll variances and will learn to spot outliers and unexpected differences for escalation
    • Familiarising yourself with the payroll integration between our HR platform and our Payroll platforms, ensuring controls are maintained & any improvements implemented
    • Be a part of the continuous improvement and scaling of the expanding global payroll processes as the key point of contact for the business for all things payroll for your countries of ownership
    • Prepare various compliance, reporting and documentation requirements

We would love it if you had

    • Relevant payroll experience, an understanding of payroll concepts, compliance and knowledge of international payrolls and industry legislation
    • Analytical skills and the ability to understand costs, trends and provide insights
    • Ability to take ownership of processes and an eagerness to apply previous findings to new challenges and evolve with the growth of the company
    • Experience with cloud-based in house payroll platforms and accounting systems, such as NetSuite (Infinet Cloud) and Paylocity
    • The ability to deal with large volumes of data, adept with Excel and Google Sheet
    • Experience with business partnering with key internal partners & external vendors, so as to deliver a great service to all levels
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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: 

Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. 
We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection
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.