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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 29, 2024
  • Location
    Expiration date
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Career Level

Job Description

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open-source projects and the platform for AI, IoT, and the cloud, they are changing the world daily. Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004, offering a step into the future and challenging employees to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise their game.

Role Overview:

If you are passionate about the technology industry and want to work for a company that aligns with your interests, Canonical might be the place for you! Their Finance team is growing, and they are looking for bright, motivated people with a passion for making a difference. You will have an opportunity to drive process improvements and change, input your ideas, and truly contribute to a highly productive team.

Canonical is hiring an exceptional Accountant with IFRS experience to help ready the business for public market scrutiny through their planned IPO. The right candidate will have domain expertise and a passion for IFRS.

Location: This role may be office-based in London or Remote in EMEA or Eastern Americas Time Zones.


  • – Assist in the month-end reporting process to deliver timely and accurate information
  • – Have full responsibility for a part of the ledger processes relevant to your strengths
  • – Assist with the year-end audit process and statutory reporting
  • – Support the finance team’s wider plans to prepare for an IPO
  • – Improve the efficiency of financial processes and procedures and monitor compliance
  • – Share knowledge between team members to ensure cover is available when needed
  • – Actively develop your own skills to ensure current knowledge of applicable standards and regulations
  • – Establish strong relationships with key colleagues outside the wider finance team


  • – Exceptional academic track record and subsequent career performance
  • – Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • – Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, ACMA, CPA, etc.)
  • – Experience at a large public accounting firm or public multinational corporate accounting department preferred
  • – NetSuite or similar enterprise-grade systems experience
  • – Willingness to travel up to four times per year

What Canonical Offers:

  • – Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  • – Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • – Annual compensation review, recognition rewards, and holiday leave
  • – Maternity and paternity leave, Employee Assistance Programme
  • – Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  • – Priority Pass and travel upgrades for long-haul company events