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Assistant Controller (Temporary)


Anchorage, AK, US Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: March 5, 2021

Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller provides financial leadership and is instrumental in forming accounting strategies.  This position will be responsible for assisting with the period end close for the company while maintaining full compliance with all SOX control policies and procedures and collecting documentation to ensure the SOX controls checklists are consistently complied with.  The incumbent reviews and interprets financial results, coordinates with internal and external auditors, lawyers, government ministries and consultants to determine the financial impact on Red Dog Operations.  The successful candidate will be a fully engaged member of the Finance team.  

This position will be based in the Anchorage Teck office 


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Establish and promote a Safe and Healthy working environment; conform with Teck Corporate and Red Dog Operations Safety & Health and environmental Management programs
  • Overall responsibility for internal and external financial reporting and ensures that accounting policies and procedures are consistent with corporate policies and in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • This includes ensuring Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance within the group, including the assessment of and compliance to accounting procedures
  • Review and Approve Wire Transfers (second review), ensuring accuracy and account coding while maintaining and increasing the ability to earn discounts for early payments
  • Review and Approve new vendors, ensuring all necessary paperwork is complete and correct and evidence is maintained within GenCID
  • Review and approve New Hires GenCID access, ensuring new hires are given appropriate access to their position
  • Evaluation and reconciliation of “Goods Received Not Invoiced” clearing account
  • Review all GenCID systemic changes with Digital Services team, ensuring all system changes are correctly tested and necessary to the business
  • Evaluate, review, and approve all journal entries relating to Operating Expenses, ensuring all accruals are appropriate and well documented
  • Conduct Operating Cost review, actual to budget (AGRPC review), as required by SOX control documentation.  Identify variances plus or minus $25k and ensure correct accounting treatment.  Where needed, issue instructions for further clarity or corrections, as needed
  • Conduct Balance Sheet review of all activity in Balance Sheet accounts (TB review), as required by SOX control documentation.  Where needed, issue instructions for further clarity or corrections, as needed
  • Assist in preparation of Cost Review meetings and documentation, following through with preparation of Cost Review reports and presentations
  • Review and approve all monthly reconciliations for each Balance Sheet account
  • Ensure all SOX documentation is maintained monthly and provide to Auditors when required
  • Assist in quarterly audits, utilizing SOX control lists to ensure sufficient control documentation is available
  • Develop & Maintain Budget Templates in excel and PowerBI folders
  • Prepare full Budget excel plan document, ensuring formulaic integrity, input/output accuracy and allowing for ease of input and review
  • Assist controller in Preparation of all Budget presentations, uploads and reports required to clearly communicate Budget goals and results
  • Maintain all SOX narratives and library for Red Dog
  • Maintain all checklists for Red Dog finance, assisting all team members in planning and coordinating the work to achieve timely and accurate reporting
  • Maintain control for all Physical statistics for Red Dog Mine and ensure timely and accurate reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in business administration, accounting, finance or Economics is required
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in Finance with an emphasis on auditing
  • Strong analytical skills with an expert level of Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Full understanding of SOX legislation and documentation requirements
  • High performing individual with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Scheduler
  • MS PowerBI skills would be an asset
  • Energetic and focused individual demonstrates a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).  Respected professional with a proven track record as a strategic leader within the financial disciplines.  Proven ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing deliverables with minimal guidance
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical management behaviors and business and reporting practices
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and strong attention to detail is required

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.  Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, physical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and 401k. 

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically. 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. 

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index. 

Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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