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Manager - Finance Applications - Toronto

Job Field:
Information Systems Jobs, Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs, Application Development/Software Jobs, MIS (Management Information Systems) Jobs
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

The Manager, Finance Applications is responsible for maintaining and developing the SAP BPC application (KARS) used by Kinross for consolidations and reporting.  In addition to consolidations, KARS (Kinross Advanced Reporting System) is used to collect and report management/operational metrics and budget/forecast comparisons.  This role is responsible for creating and maintaining 400+ reports in KARS, used in operations globally as well as for external reporting purposes.  In addition, this role supports the corporate finance department in other applications such as SharePoint, and liaising with the IT department on behalf of finance

Job Responsibilities

Manages the development of KARS and other applications used by finance such as SharePoint; key participant in developing scope and strategy for system updates.

Makes recommendations to senior management on the development and execution of effective testing methodologies

Develops  and delivers training to all users including staff at the Toronto headquarters, regional offices and mine sites

Leads the development of appropriate system controls

Provides expertise and input regarding the current and future use of the KARS environment

Takes responsibility for the documentation of the KARS application and controls

Responsible for the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the KARS application

Serves as global escalation point and advisor on complex system issues; responsible for working with IT or external consultants as necessary to resolve any system issues, ensuring no downtime during peak reporting periods

Maintains security of the finance applications, including user ID’s and role profiles

Takes an active part in the periodic financial and operational close processes which are supported by the reporting environment and supports users globally

Manages the collection and assessment of requests for changes to the reporting environment

Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement by anticipating internal and/or external business challenges and auditing the systems

 Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement by anticipating internal and/or external business challenges and auditing the systems

Makes recommendations to senior leadership for future enhancements, develops and maintains a roadmap for upgrades, releases and improvements in functionality

Liaises with the software vendors, external consultants and IT department where appropriate

Manages and updates a report library in KARS of over 400 reports which must be maintained according to changes in reporting requirements; responsible for creating and updating reports based on business needs/requests

Ensures that the execution of the controls surrounding the system are consistently applied and evidenced in accordance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Other technical administration tasks relating to finance department, as required

Stays current on best practices and trends in the industry, and incorporates this information into work assignments and/or to improve products or services provided

Education and Experience


  • University degree or diploma
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or international equivalent) would be an asset



  • 8 + years of related work experience
  • Previous experience developing or administering a recognized financial consolidation application i.e. SAP BPC, Hyperion Financial Management, OneStream
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Corporate level multi-currency historic and predictive (planning, budgeting and forecasting) financial reporting;
  • Operational historic and predictive reporting;
  • Development of complex models either using modeling software or within spreadsheet environments;
  • Managing complex period end financial close processes;
  • Dealing with people in financial, operational and IT departments across various continents and time zones where English may not be a first language;
  • Project management, problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and report writing within consolidation applications; and
  • Hands on experience with a recognized financial reporting and consolidation application such as SAP BPC, Hyperion Financial Management or OneStream

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. 

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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