Website West Kitikmeot Resources Corp
West Kitikmeot Resources Corp (“WKR”) is the developer of the Gray’s Bay Road and Port Project (“GBPR”) in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. WKR is seeking a Finance and Administration Manager , reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. About West Kitikmeot Resources Corp (WKR) WKR was founded on the basis that the Kitikmeot is home to many mineral deposits that would already be mines in southern Canada, but have not been developed due to a lack of infrastructure, and a lack of Inuit social license. WKR has secured mineral rights to assets along the GBRP corridor, which will lower the cost of mineral exploration, development, and production in the region.
WKR’s largest shareholder is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (“KIA”). The KIA is a democratically elected not-for-profit society that represents the Inuit of the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. We have aligned our corporate mission with our shareholder and landowner: to build an Inuit owned and led resources company, developing the Kitikmeot for the benefit of the Kitikmeot Inuit. About the Gray’s Bay Road and Port (GBPR) Project In Phase 1 of the Project, a greenfield deep-water port will be built at Gray’s Bay, in the Coronation Gulf of the Northwest Passage.
This would become the most capable deep-water port between Nome, Alaska and Nuuk, Greenland. The wharf will be capable of loading bulk ore carriers, docking and refueling large vessels transiting the Northwest Passage, and will also have an adjacent small craft harbor for community use. Supporting infrastructure for the port will include an airstrip, fuel farm, concentrate storage and handling facilities, utilities, maintenance shops, warehousing, accommodation, and administrative offices. Phase 1 of the Project will also include a 230 km all-season road, connecting Gray’s Bay with Contwoyto Lake, which is the northern terminus of the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Lake Winter Road, providing seasonal access to the North American road network.
In Phase 2 of the Project, a 95 km all-season road will connect to an all-season road under development by the Government of the Northwest Territories, providing all-season access to the North American road network at Yellowknife. Locations of Work: The GBPR Project office will be in downtown Calgary, Alberta. While some remote work is expected, regular in-person presence in the office will be required. Travel outside of Calgary will rarely be required.
Key Duties Include: Manage and maintain all aspects of WKR’s financial and administrative systems, including accounting, payroll, tax, audit, banking, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Own and manage all aspects of the reporting and claims process for the WKR’s federal grants, i.e. from Transport Canada’s National Trade Corridors Fund, and other funding sources. Design, hire, manage, and develop WKR’s in-house finance and administration team (likely 2-3 full-time employees). Source and manage contracted financial and administrative services.
Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with administrative policies and procedures. Integrate estimates from the Environment Manager and the Engineering Manager into consolidated corporate budgets and forecasts. Required Experience and Qualifications : CPA designation. Experience ensuring compliance, filing reports, and receiving reimbursement from federal government grant/loan programs.
Excellent working knowledge of Sage accounting system, including project reporting. Experience developing new financial and administrative processes for a growing organization. Skills/Abilities Required for Success: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, verbally and in writing. Entrepreneurial attitude – WKR is a fast-growing company and we will be building the organization as we develop the GBRP Project.
Team player – as a small organization, everyone needs to be willing to do what needs to be done, including helping with tasks outside their core responsibilities from time to time. Leadership and planning skills. Ability to work independently and deliver results under pressure. Ability to set goals for, coach, and develop the finance and administration team.
Ability to exercise good judgement and discretion. Preference may be given to qualified candidates who are Kitikmeot Inuit. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify in their application. All candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
Compensation: A salary of $140,000-$160,000 per year, depending on qualifications and experience An annual performance-based bonus Insurance, extended health care, and dental benefits Generous leave and vacation policy PLEASE APPLY BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2024