Junior Accountant (Africa Region)

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Purpose of Role:

 Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, Africa this position is responsible for coordinating activities related to accounting processes and cost analysis, and to ensure service and operating standards are met (internally and externally) for the Africa Regional Office (“ARO”), as well as support to sites on reporting and others. This role will also perform a variety of administrative functions in support of specified departmental needs.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Duties:

Performs activities related to general accounting functions:

  • Registering/booking of all incoming invoices;
  • Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records for both accounting and tax purposes.
  • Preparing and submitting VAT information to the tax agency on the SII system;
  • Assist the accountant on preparing the information to be submitted to the tax advisors for tax filing purposes;
  • Keeping up filing system for all types of invoices, reimbursement forms, expense reports, contracts, statistics; etc
  • Preparation, control and follow up of invoices to be authorized/ signed by the HoD;
  • Assist the accountant in preparing payment requests in bank
  • Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable). Enters data into computer system using defined computer programs (JDE)
  • Compile data and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Reconciles records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers. Investigates questionable data.
  • Recommends actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Performs monthly bank reconciliations
  • Performs monthly petty cash counts
  • Responds to internal/external requests.
  • Assists in the month and year-end close responsibilities for ARO

 

Other Key Areas of Responsibility

Administrative tasks for the finance department

  • Resolve administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
  • Assist with documenting procedures.
  • Maintain office calendar to coordinate work flow and meetings as required.
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing, expense account filing.
  • Create and modify documents such as reports, memos and letters using word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or other presentation software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Assists with non-routine administrative projects such as preparing handouts, organizing social projects and activities.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 1 years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge in Spanish GAAP.
  • Ability to communicate in English, including reading, writing and oral communication with comprehension
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the physical demands sheets
  • Good organizational skills, detail-oriented
  • Flexibility to undertake a variety of assignments

Additional Info

Note: The applicant for this position will be employed by an external company providing employment services to Kinross.

Please, note that your responsibilities and tasks will include but will not be limited to those set out above: They shall be changed based on the department’s needs. Therefore, your tasks and responsibilities may be increased, replaced or otherwise adjusted, at any time, at the discretion of the department’s manager or the Company’s management.