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Director, Tax

Job Field:
Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs, Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs, Economics & Risk Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs, Financial Management Jobs
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Job Description

Typically a corporate / global 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. Developmental role for tax leadership position

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 strategic direction that minimizes the tax burden, increase cash flow and shareholder value and maximize financial statement earnings
  • Mentors, coaches, develops and motivates staff either reporting directly to him/her or within the global tax group
  • Sets priorities and allocates resources
  • Ensures all projects are integrated with other business activities and that regional and functional interests are represented; ensure 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 tax risk
  • 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
  • Works with Kinross’ tax and legal team to determine best corporate structure when adding or removing companies

Education and Experience


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


  • At least 8 - 12 years of related work experience, including experience with taxes including income tax,value added taxes and some international/emerging market tax. Mining tax/royalty a plus.
  • Outstanding technical and managerial skills required
  • Experience leading projects of varying scope and complexity


  • Computer skills 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
  • Thorough understanding of IFRS and its implication on tax and accounting of a global mining operation 


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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