Cost Accountant

South Deep, South Africa
Jun 11, 2021
Jul 11, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Farm Modderfontein,

Old Vereeniging Road,

Westonaria, 1779

PO Box 57,

Westonaria, 1780

South Africa

Tel +27 11 411 1000

Dir +27 11 411 1797

Fax +27 11 411 1588

South Deep is recruiting!

This is an opportunity to bring your expertise to a warm family of professionals, working together to become a beacon of pride for our people, communities, stakeholders and shareholders.

At South Deep, we value each person's contribution and support your ongoing development, helping you to achieve your career aspirations.

POSITION: Cost Accountant


DEPARTMENT: Commercial Services

SITE: South Deep Gold Mine

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Be in possession of an appropriate tertiary qualification (degree or equivalent in Costing, Financial Management or Management Accounting).
  • A minimum of 3 years' management or cost accounting experience within a mining/ manufacturing environment.
  • Have SAP CO and PS experience.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills will be required.
  • Be able to communicate at all levels within the operation.
  • Be willing to travel between shafts using own transport.
  • Be prepared to work extended hours on an ad hoc basis.
    Be declared medically fit for the position and the environment, as determined by the risk based medical examination at the relevant Gold Fields Occupational Health and Safety Centre.

Key Competencies

  • Strong problem-solving and systems thinking skills.
  • A high level of motivation, strong work ethic and self-starting attitude.
  • Assertiveness.
  • High level attention to detail.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Ensuring 100% SOX compliance in your area of responsibility.
  • Invoice query resolution emanating from cost and variance analysis.
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly cost reports for review by the management accountant.
  • Completion of monthly reconciliations, adhoc report, resolving queries timeously.
  • Processing of necessary costing journals.
  • Monitoring cost management - actual versus budget, price and volume variances.
  • Assisting in preparation of annual budget.
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly management packs.
  • Assisting Management Accountant with budgets and compile variance reports.
  • Report and recommend information to management that contributes to effective decision making.

NOTE: all relevant certificates must be attached to your CV in order to be considered for shortlisting.

Closing Date: 18 June 2021

Please note that the Gold Fields code of conduct strictly prohibits the exchange of any payment as part of its recruitment process.

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

* South Deep Joint Venture is an unincorporated joint venture between GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 1998/023354/07) and Gold Fields Operations Limited (Reg. No. 1959/003209/06), both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Newshelf 899 Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 2007/019941/07) a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited (Reg. No. 1968/004880/06).

Gold Fields Operations Limited Directors: CI Griffith (Chairman), R Bardien, NA Chohan, P Matete, BL Mokoatle, M Preece

GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited Directors: CI Griffith (Chairman), R Bardien, NA Chohan, P Matete, BL Mokoatle, M Preece

Company Secretary: Gold Fields Group Services (Proprietary) Ltd