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Mine Accountant - Cost Accountant - Site Based - Ravensthorpe

Job Field:
Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs
Australasia, Australia
Western Australia
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
weekday roster or FIFO from Perth
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation is currently seeking a self-motivated and proactive accounting professional to join their team.

Reporting to the Senior Accountant onsite this role will be responsible for assisting in the control and management of a range of accounting activities at the mine site.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide assistance in the monitoring of costs for departments and participate in regular cost review with departmental Supervisors and Managers
  • Provide assistance with monthly reporting and forecasting requirements of departments
  • Preparation of forecasts/budget analysis reports including variance analysis and identification of key cost drivers
  • In-conjunction with other site Finance staff assist with developing a proactive cost awareness focus across the site
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset, Capital WIP, Rotable and Critical Spares Registers in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Preparation of assigned month end functions, including valuation of assets and liabilities
  • Assist with other month end functions and ad-hoc projects as required
  • Provide support, guidance and feedback to internal customer departments on a day to day basis for finance related matters 

The successful applicant will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or similar
  • A commitment to commence or has already commenced their CA or CPA studies (support will be provided)Experience to Pronto Software (desirable)
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and schedule work and meet critical group reporting deadlines
  • Strong team player whilst possessing the ability to work autonomously
  • Highly developed communications and relationship skills  
  • A commitment to continuous improvement with respect to management reporting systems and accounting methods to improve existing procedures

A firm commitment to safe work practices

This role is offered on a weekday residential roster, residing in the idyllic coastal community of Hopetoun, with a generous housing allowance. Alternatively, this role may also be performed in a FIFO capacity on a 14/7 roster from Perth.

Previous applicants need not apply.  Applications from agencies will not be accepted for this role. Only those with Australian work rights will be considered.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

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