Director - Tax

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date ASAP

Hybrid Work Environment (3 days in office, 2 days remote with flexible hours)

Dress Code Business Casual

Location Downtown Toronto, Outside of Union Station (TTC & GO accessible)

A Great Place to Work

Who We Are

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 four core values of Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture, and Rigorous Financial Discipline. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).


Mining responsibly is a priority for Kinross, and we foster a culture that makes responsible mining and operational success inseparable. In 2021, Kinross committed to a greenhouse gas reduction action plan as part of its Climate Change strategy, reached approximately 1 million beneficiaries through its community programs, and recycled 80% of the water used at our sites. We also achieved record high levels of local employment, with 99% of total workforce from within host countries, and advanced inclusion and diversity targets, including instituting a Global Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council.

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Purpose of Role

 This role is responsible for multiple areas of taxation, including international tax matters, and contributes to the strategic direction of the function. Manages multiple complex projects in tax and ensures compliance with rules and regulations. Serves as the lead technical service provider on global tax assignments to ensure accuracy of technical advice. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Influences leaders and key stakeholders to buy into change efforts that will result in sustained competitive advantage
  • Develops, implements, and maintains effective tax rate planning, cash tax management practices, and effective cash repatriation/redeployment strategies
  • Responsible for the strategic direction that minimizes the tax burden, increase cash flow and shareholder value, and maximize financial statement earnings
  • Oversees all Canadian income tax compliance requirements, along with quarterly internal and external reporting requirements
  • Mentors, coaches, develops and motivates staff reporting directly to him/her
  • Sets priorities and allocates resources
  • Ensures all projects are integrated with other business activities and that regional and functional interests are represented; ensures redundancies across improvement projects are minimized
  • Generates creative approaches and innovative solutions to complex technical issues
  • Works closely with external partners in a cost-effective manner, and build creditable, collaborative and effective working relationships, both within finance and across the organization
  • Assists the organization with all historical transactions or events (for example, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures)
  • Develops, implements and maintains best practices to minimize global tax risk through working closely with tax members within global tax group
  • Works with Kinross’ global tax and legal team to determine best corporate structure when adding or removing companies, and with Corporate treasury team to manage cash flow requirements within the corporate structure
  • Carries out all duties in accordance with company’s internal policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as the company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Education and Experience


  • University degree
  • Chartered Accountant and/or Chartered Professional Accountant



  • At least 8 - 10 years of related work experience, including experiences with Canadian income tax and foreign affiliate rules, value-added taxes, and some international/emerging market tax. Mining tax/royalty is a plus.
  • Outstanding technical and managerial skills required
  • Experience leading projects of varying scope and complexity



  • Proficiency in spreadsheet modeling, word processing, tax return preparation, and tax research
  • Ability to negotiate settlements with government representatives in respect of tax issues where there is various interpretations of the legislation while considering non tax issues
  • Ability to recognize and propose tax plans or filing positions that will enhance the company financially (i.e. cash tax savings, reduction of and usage of losses or other discretionary deductions)
  • Ability to translate strategic concepts into practical solution and convey them in layman terms to non-tax colleagues
  • Thorough understanding of IFRS and its implication on tax and accounting of a global mining operation, including tax provision





Our Approach to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in alignment with our health and safety standards, all Kinross Gold Corporation employees working from the Toronto office must be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of an approved vaccine. If offered this position, you must show proof of vaccination prior to be hired. Masks are not mandated in the office; however, employees are encouraged to wear a mask if it is more comfortable for them. Kinross reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time at its sole discretion.