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Sr. Tax Manager - Canary Islands, Spain

Job Field:
Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs
Africa, Spain
Spain All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent, Expat
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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The Kinross Africa Regional Office is located in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and is responsible for providing senior leadership and back office support to the gold mine sites located in Ghana and Mauritania.

Job Description

Reporting to the Regional Tax Director, Africa, the Senior Tax Manager will be involved in multi-disciplinary matters with the aim of supporting and enhancing statutory accounting for Mauritania, as well as reporting tax information as per the Kinross standards and participating in tax planning for Africa.

Job Responsibilities

-  Preparation/review of corporate financial reporting tax reports packages including local GAAP & IFRS for current income and deferred taxes, and UTPs;


-  Procedural support and control over tax reports preparation by accounting department for government compliance purposes;


-   Procedural support and verification of supporting documentation for tax purposes,including transfer pricing issues;


-   Procedural support and control over fiscal accounting and taxation issues including accounting policies and procedures;


-  Generally support for accounting for taxes, and projects related to all applicable taxes, including income tax, withholding taxes and VAT.


-  Review local financial statements and managing their preparation to completion;


-  Onsite support over tax audits, and resolution of tax-related disputes including judicial contests and administrative contest of tax authorities acts;


-  Tax planning and analysis in respect of the annual budgeting and forecasting process;


- Conducting training sessions for taxation, and posting and recording of tax transactions with ERP;


-  Participation in the implementation of Finance projects;


- Participation in tax planning matters for Africa  

Education and Experience

Recognized accounting designation (French diplome d’expertise comptable or equivalent). Accounting and tax background is mandatory.

Experienced accountant with international tax experience,

Minimum of eight-year experience in an audit/accounting compliance department of an

international accounting firm, or industry, with corporate income tax

Experience, including exposure to international tax planning.  

Experience with intercompany transactions and understanding of transfer pricing.

Experience with French-type GAAP, and experience in dealing with IFRS . 

Experience leading projects of varying scope and complexity 


 Knowledge and Skills


Exceptional organizational skills including filing and document management.

Experience with French-type GAAP, and experience in dealing with IFRS .

Knowledge of Mauritanian GAAP is a plus 

Ability to work effectively, both in a dynamic team environment, and individually (with limited supervision).

Excellent time and project management skills, as evidenced by experience successfully managing competing priorities.

Effective and efficient communication skills – including the ability to clearly document work and present analysis/findings in a concise manner.

Strong Skills with Microsoft Office Suite.

Fluent in English and French;

Knowledge and experience with ERP-systems. 

Outstanding technical and managerial skills required 

Strong business ethics with a value-based approach to business and relationship building 

Experience leading projects of varying scope and complexity 

Skills with financial and tax software; computer skills in spreadsheet modeling, word processing, tax return preparation and tax research

Ability to learn quickly 

Frequent travel in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and occasional travel to Ghana is required for this position.


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.

Job Segment: Manager, ERP, Document Management, Project Manager, Management, Technology, Bilingual

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