Finance Manager

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Located approximately 26 miles from the City of Fairbanks, Fort Knox is a centre of excellence for the Company as one of the few cold weather heap leach facilities in the world. Fort Knox celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2021, and has produced over 8.5 million ounces since it began operation. In 2020, Kinross acquired Manh Choh – a project expected to commence production in 2024 and process ore at Fort Knox.

Fort Knox prioritizes being a strong contributor to the State and local communities, and since 2001, has helped support more than 300 community partners and has contributed more than US$25 million to the Alaska Mental Health Trust.

Job Description

Leads the execution of the finance strategies and initiatives for Kinross Alaska, aligned with the organization’s long-term strategy. This role provides leadership and coaching to finance team to ensure that services, operating standards and controls are met both internally and externally. This role ensures the delivery of core programs and processes in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible, including but not limited to: monthly and quarterly reporting of results, control and financial audits, tax reporting, insurance reporting and developing budget, forecasts, and strategic plans for the mine. The Finance Manager for Kinross Alaska is responsible for managing the finance function for Fort Knox and Manh Choh and developing the finance teams to effectively contribute to their respective operations departmental needs and provide accurate financial data to aid in decision making. Manh Choh is a Joint Venture with Contango ORE Inc in which the associated responsibilities for accounting and financial reporting, compliance, reconciliation of IFRS (Kinross) and GAAP (Contango ORE) systems, and toll-milling agreement for ore processing at Fort Knox, will be manager by Kinross Alaska Finance Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the Accounting Department.
  • Provides direction and leadership for the Accounting Department.
  • Participates in developing department and sites goals and objectives.
  • Maintains control over the accounting system and its integrity.
  • Develops and recommends annual budget, compares performance with operating plans and standards.
  • Oversee the short range and long range cost forecasts and operating plans, provide departmental financial updates and making financial recommendations.
  • Actively participate as a member of senior management to establish and manage general operating parameters.
  • Supervise accounting systems with established accounting practices and procedures including periodic audits.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports as required by management.
  • Review month end financial statements and results and report to management.
  • Assist department heads in monitoring and controlling individual departmental costs.
  • Maintain control over fixed assets and capture tax depreciation.
  • Filing of property tax, net proceeds tax and excise tax with the State of Alaska.
  • Ensure royalty calculations are accurate and payments are timely per agreements.
  • Assures protection for the assets of the business through internal control, internal auditing and ensuring proper insurance coverage.
  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions and carrying out corrective actions as needed.
  • Review documentation of accidents, injuries and equipment damage and recommend prevention strategies as necessary.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance is required including travel within the state and overnight stays.

Education and Experience

1.    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
2.    Ten years of work experience is required, preferably in the mining industry.
3.    Required background to include extensive experience with budgeting and forecasting, materials management, warehousing and procurement; exposure to on-site computer software is a plus.
4.    Strong technical accounting abilities are essential.
5.    General understanding of system integrations.
6.    Mine start up, expansion, and/or closure experience desired.
7.    Knowledge of accounting and applicable flow to general ledger of both income statement and balance sheet.
8.    Strong working knowledge and skill with a PC utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs.
9.    Demonstrated strong supervisory skills in managing personnel in varying and unrelated fields.
10.    Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
11.    Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the VP&GM

Legislative Requirements

Background Check required

Language Requirements


Travel Requirements

Require travel to operational site(s)

Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).