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Site Controller

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Financial Jobs
Business Analyst Jobs, Logistics Jobs, Procurement Jobs, Accounting & Control Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description


Major responsibilities include developing budget, forecasts, and strategic plans for the mine.  The Site Controller will establish controls to ensure the reporting of accurate cost data as well as manage the Accounting, Information Technology, Warehouse, and Procurement departments.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manage the Accounting, Information Technology and Procurement departments.
  2. Provides direction and leadership for the departments under the Controller’s responsibility.
  3. Participates in developing department goals and objectives.
  4. Maintains control over the information system and its integrity.
  5. Develops and recommends annual budget, compares performance with operating plans and standards.
  6. Oversee the short range and long range cost forecasts and operating plans, provide departmental financial updates and make financial recommendations.
  7. Actively participate as a member of senior management to establish and manage general operating parameters.
  8. Supervise accounting systems with established accounting practices and procedures including periodic audits.
  9. Provide timely and accurate financial reports as required by management.
  10. Review month end financial statements and results and report to management.
  11. Assist department heads in monitoring and controlling individual departmental costs.
  12. Maintain control over fixed assets and capture tax depreciation.
  13. Assure timely, economical purchase of raw materials, parts, equipment and operating supplies.
  14. Assures protection for the assets of the business through internal control, internal auditing and ensuring proper insurance coverage.
  15. Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions and carrying out corrective actions as needed.
  16. Review documentation of accidents, injuries and equipment damage and recommend prevention strategies as necessary.
  17. Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
  18. Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  19. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
  20. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state.
  21. Work safely in all areas and identify potential safety hazards and work with management to correct them.
  22. Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.
  23. Perform other duties as required.


Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  2. Five 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.

Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets


Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

Kinross Leadership Practices

  • Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day. 
  • Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect.
  • Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization.
  • Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business. 
  • Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results.
  • Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Kinross strategy. 
  • Builds and brings teams and people together to achieve organizational goals.  Models humility by going beyond self-interest for the good of the group.
  • Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value.
  • Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices. 

Kinross Competencies

  • Strategic Effectiveness

    Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.

  • External engagement

    Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.

  • Business Focus

    Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.

  • Living the Kinross Values
    Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Kinross values and principles


Reporting Relationships

• Directly reports to the GM
• Works closely with the corporate finance group

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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