Job description : Purpose
To control capital expenditures and improve fixed asset management, in addition to implement capital investment revisions with management to ensure capital investment cost control and schedule.
Key Accountabilities and Challenges
Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the process plant control room.
Assist with preparation of annual capital budgets and strategic business plan.
Support with the preparation of rolling forecasts.
Collaborate with the maintenance of the Fixed Asset register : Create, transfer, update and disposal of assets.
Assist with set up, follow up and closure of capital expenditure projects (JDE Jobs Cost Codes).
Maintains accounting controls to ensure support documentations for JDE Jobs Cost Codes.
Prepares asset and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
Assist with calculating / posting and analyzing monthly depreciation expense.
Prepares Balance sheet and general ledger reconciliations.
Contribute with the Preparation of monthly / quarterly and annually management reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
Participate and assist with Monthly review of costs with department managers.
Support with Feasibility studies, optimizations of financial reports.
Work with financial management to facilitate the successful and timely completion of various audits throughout the year related to fixed assets.
Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.
Implement FQM Way culture in the Control Room team - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."
Perform any other duties as assigned by management.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance
CPA or equivalent
Advanced Excel Knowledge
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
5+ years industrial background will be an advantage
Fixed asset rerlated accounting experience will be an advantage
Fluency in English is required and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.
Prepared to be challenged on a daily basis
Strength in cultural adaptability
Cobre Panama is a remote site and the position is offered as Residential.
Safety and Environment
Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
Ensure all Safety and Environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.
Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings