Accountant – Management & Projects

Job Details


085715 Requisition #

Porgera Service Company (PSC) is a company based in Cairns that provides support to Barrick Niugini Limited (BNL) which is incorporated in Papua New Guinea, and operates the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga Province on behalf of the Porgera Joint Venture partners. BNL is an independently managed company and is jointly owned through an equal partnership between Barrick Gold Corporation and Zijin Mining Group. The Porgera Gold Mine employs over 2,500 Papua New Guineans, and over the life of the mine it has contributed approximately 10% of Papua New Guinea’s total annual exports.  



Position Objective

The Management and Project Accountant role is responsible for co-ordination of the management accounting functions. .The person will upload the budget, forecast and monthly results into Hyperion and complete the accompanying report commentary. They will also assist the Cairns Finance manager and site finance team in the budgeting/forecasting processes. In addition, to the above, the person will also be responsible for budget/forecast Sox related controls and also assist with the month end process and adhoc reporting as required.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Hyperion administration role (key contact) between Barrick Toronto and Porgera Hyperion users.

  • Input and reconciliation of Hyperion data (financial and non-financial) during the budgeting and forecasting processes

  • Support the Porgera budget and forecast process.

  • Preparation of supporting commentary to the month end, budget and forecast reports.

  • Support site business improvement process through preparation of required supporting information/reports from Hyperion.

  • Review of month-end control account reconciliations.

  • Responsibility for Budget and forecast related SOX controls.

  • Other reporting and as required


    To be suitable for this role, you will possess the following:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting

  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, and spreadsheet applications

  • Ability to train and pass on knowledge

  • Ability to work unsupervised

  • Good negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to communicate and establish rapport with staff at all levels and from diverse backgrounds

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong investigative and research skills

  • A flexible and accommodating work approach, including a willingness to work weekends as required


    How to Apply

    You must hold Australian Permanent Residency to reside and work in Australia to be considered for this role. This role is based in Cairns, Australia working Monday to Friday with site travel to the Porgera Mine Site in Papua New Guinea as required.  The Company will provide assistance as per PSC relocation policy for those that are successful residing outside of Cairns.


    This position offers a competitive salary package in line with qualifications and experience.  All submissions must be via the Barrick Website at reference number: 085715. Applications close on 3rd January 2019.


    Please note as part of the Barrick Recruitment Process, all applicants must be willing to undertake pre-employment medical screening and obtain a National Police Clearance.  Applicants who have not been responded to within thirty (30) days should consider their application unsuccessful.


    Barrick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages cultural diversity, gender equality and non-discrimination.


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