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Job Field:
Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs, Economics & Risk Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs
Australasia, Australia
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Job Ref:


(This position will be located in Brisbane, Australia)

The role of the Accountant is to focus on exploration activities in Australia, to be responsible for the day to day running of finance functions within Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Australia Pty Ltd and to be trained and mentored by the Financial Manager with opportunities to progress within the company.  A diverse role that requires a high level of organization skills as well as strong attention to detail. 

Additional Responsibilities:

•             Management of monthly and annual financial processing and reporting in AUD and USD

•             Develop and monitor exploration budgets and forecasts

•             Provide, compile, and assist with report analyses

•             Manage and report on all exploration and joint venture projects in Australia

•             Co-ordinate with joint venture partners and oversee funding and expenditure relating to projects

•             Manage accruals, allocations, reclassifications and coding

•             Manage monthly general ledger reconciliations

•             Preparation of company taxes

•             Oversee accounts payable and receivable

•             Assist with data preparation and processing

•             Manage capital expenditure and fixed asset register

•             Oversee EOFY Australian audit and tax returns

•             Oversee EOFY USA tax reporting

•             Responsible for company reporting to ASIC, ATO, OSR and other statutory authorities

•             Manage payroll and HR issues

•             Work with Health & Safety Officer to ensure personnel are trained and in compliance with company standards

The above list is not exhaustive and the role may change to meet the overall objectives of the company. Fulfil other duties as required by management and other department personnel as requested/required.


•             Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related area and five (5) to ten (10) years in commercial business within a similar role

•             CA/CPA/ACCA qualified or working towards

•             People management

•             Working collaboratively

•             Outstanding and innovative problem solving skills

•             Mineral exploration and joint venture account experience is an advantage

•             Accounting software. SAP, HFM, Blackline reconciliation reporting and Greentree is an advantage

•             Advanced Excel skills

•             Ability to research, understand and apply the Australian Accounting Standards (IFRS)

•             Customer service focused: committed to providing exceptional customer service across all channels – written, phone and face to face.    

•             Communication: the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying communication style depending upon the audience.

•             Attention to detail: excellent attention to detail and written skills when communicating with others, both internally and externally.

•             Commerciality: ability to apply knowledge in a practical, commercial manner.

•             Teamwork: willingness to assist and support others as required and get on with team members.

•             Time management/organization: accomplish objectives effectively within time frame given, and carry out administrative duties within portfolio in an efficient and timely manner.

•             Professional approach

•             Ability to work under pressure

•             Organizational and time management skills

•             Excellent attention to detail

•             Confident manner

•             Positive approach to change

•             Overnight/multisite stays away for work may be required to fulfil the requirements of the role

•             Clean driving license desirable

This job description serves to illustrate the scope and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to perform other job related tasks requested by management and as necessitated by the development of this role and the development of the business.

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