Cost, Accountant job at First Quantum Minerals

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Vacancy title:
Cost, Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Mining , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

First Quantum Minerals

Deadline of this Job:
20 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia Solwezi , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, October 07, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job title: Cost, Accountant

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Provide timely, accurate and comprehensive cost accounting service to departments for the purpose of monitoring controlling and ascertaining costs so as to enable effective planning and control of costs within budget limits. Along with financial analytical support to the department’s management team.

Key Responsibilities
• The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.
• Prepare Departmental Annual Operation Budgets to provide a basis for adequate cost control and attainment of departmental objective.
• Prepare Departmental cost report by type of expense and process to highlight cost trends analysis. The report also shows materials consumption trend in quantities to enhance effective controls on stores.
• Prepare variance analysis, highlighting reasons for significant variances and suggest areas where savings can be made to assist departmental officials in affecting meaningful cost analysis.
• Prepare performance improvement plan reports and present them at the Departmental weekly meeting to assist the departmental officials map out cost saving measures on a weekly basis.
• Prepare and provide any other necessary information requested by management to assist management and departmental officials in decision making.
• Providing Operating Officials with Financial information to assist them make wise decisions faced with alternative course of action.
• Assist with financial benefits analysis on Capital expenditure applications, track spend on capital projects spend and help maintain asset register including analysis of timing of replacement.
• Expected to understand the business operation to enhance contribution towards value creation.
• Ascertainment, track, allocation, distribution and accounting for costs.
• Highlight on any cost saving initiatives and review with management.
• Provide Management and other KMP stakeholders with necessary adhoc reports to assist them in the valuation of KMP performance.

Diploma/Degree in Accounts & Business Studies, CIMA, ACCA or CA Zambia equivalent
Minimum of Three(3) years’ work experience

Behavioral Traits
• Teamwork
• Bold Initiative
• Thinking Safely Upholding quality
• Upholding quality
• Technical skill
• Driving quantity
• Driving attendance

Operational Requirements
• Effective management of own work and that of subordinates
• Management of computers, calculators, printers/photocopiers
• Numerical skills
• Written skills essential in preparing reports
• Oral skills involved in communicating information to management and staff

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Associate Degree


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