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“Australia’s BIGGEST and BOLDEST business event for the world of accountancy and finance management”

20 - 21 March 2019
ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Sydney

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From compliance accountant to “creative” counsellor – the CFO behind a billion-dollar Australian tech startup

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Thousands of tech startups launch each year yet only a handful ever make it to a billion-dollar valuation. Backed by some of the biggest names in the industry such as Lars Rasmussen and Guy Kawasaki, Canva is one of Australia’s biggest success stories. Hear how its chief accountant learned the difference between corporate finance and startup finance, mastered the mechanics of negotiations, and helped build a creative, entrepreneurial workforce of the future.

Key takeaways:

  • What accountants need to know to manage and service a client like Canva
  • Discover what investors want from finance teams to gain confidence in a company
  • Learn about equity compensation, how to pitch and how to demonstrate value