Job Description
Job Title:  Director, Corporate Controller
Posting Start Date:  7/10/24

Equinox Gold is a growth-focused Canadian mining company with eight operating gold mines, and a clear path to achieve more than one million ounces of annual gold production from a pipeline of development and expansion projects.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the VP Accounting and External Reporting, this role leads and develops a team of professionals in the areas of financial reporting, corporate accounting and financial systems. The Corporate Controller oversees the execution and delivery of timely and accurate financial information, meeting the Company’s internal and external financial reporting deadlines. This role works as a trusted business partner with senior leaders and cross-functionally to support the growth of the business and drive long-term value creation through process automation and increased efficiency of financial reporting systems and control processes. It provides management with relevant and accurate financial information to effectively manage and enhance the performance of the company’s assets and provides sound research for accounting positions and implements and maintains associated policies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Lead the global consolidation process; the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting statements; and the preparation of external financial information in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and regulatory requirements.

  • Ensure corporate accounting policies and procedures are operating effectively; continually assess and implement opportunities to improve accuracy and efficiency of transaction processing. 

  • Together with the Director, Financial Reporting, continue to develop and maintain the Company’s IFRS accounting policies and guidance documents, ensuring practical implementation of, and compliance with, accounting policies across the organization.

  • Act as the primary liaison with external auditors for the corporate financial statement audit, addressing inquiries and ensuring successful audit outcomes.

  • Manage the financial accounting-related impacts of M&A transactions.

Financial Systems and Internal Controls

  • In partnership with the IT team, ensure the seamless integration and functionality of corporate accounting systems. Evaluate and optimize the use of SAP and OneStream consolidation software to improve financial reporting efficiency and accuracy.

  • Act as the business lead for financial system implementations, upgrades, and enhancements, collaborating with IT and finance teams to meet business requirements.

  • Ensure internal controls within area of responsibility are designed and operating effectively to safeguard company assets and ensure financial integrity. Conduct regular assessments of financial controls and recommend improvements.

 

Leadership and Team Development

  • Lead, coach and mentor a team of Accounting/Finance professionals, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration and continuous improvement.

  • Provide guidance and professional development opportunities to team members, promoting their growth and success within the organization.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive process improvements and efficiency gains across finance and operational functions.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in Accounting or related field; CPA designation required.

  • 10-15 years of progressive work experience in Finance/Accounting roles with three to five years of experience in a similar level position in large, multi-jurisdiction, publicly-traded companies (experience in an international mining company is highly desirable).

  • Extensive knowledge of IFRS, public company reporting requirements and internal controls.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple functional areas and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to take ownership of all areas under responsibility and work proactively to suggest and implement solutions as necessary and in light of overall corporate objectives.

  • Excellent management and team building skills, with demonstrated skills in leading, developing and retaining a high performing team. Ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional partnerships to achieve results.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Financial systems experience and system implementation skills. SAP and OneStream experience is desirable.

  • Strong verbal, written, and persuasive skills; ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.

  • Ability to communicate in Portuguese and/or Spanish is highly desirable but not required.

  • Demonstrated commitment to best practices and operational excellence.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The salary range for this position is from 175,000.00 to 230,000.00.

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