Accountant (Fairbanks Based)

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is a global-scale Australian gold producer with Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star's gold mines are all world-class, low-cost, high-grade gold mines, which together have produced over 20 million ounces to date. This large inventory means a further 10 years of mine life visibility ensuring Northern Star has a long future based on its Tier-1 operations of Kalgoorlie, Jundee and Pogo. Since acquiring these operations, Northern Star has been able to significantly extend the mine life and grow the resource base of all of our mines by investing heavily in near-mine and in-mine exploration.

We currently have an opportunity for an Accountant at our Pogo Fairbanks Office working a schedule of Monday - Friday, 8 hours per day. Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough will be given first consideration.


  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses,
  • Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D insurance and other benefits such as 401k and paid leave


Provide financial information to the controller by analyzing accounting data and preparing reports. Follow financial processes to ensure timely and accurate preparation and submission of financial information.


Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information; Prepare fixed asset sub-ledger; Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system; Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts , and close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed; Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset subsidiary ledger to the general ledger ; Calculate depreciation for all fixed assets; Calculate asset retirement obligations for those fixed assets to which AROs are applicable; Investigate the potential obsolescence of fixed assets; Conduct periodic physical counts of fixed assets; Prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets, and assist the auditors in their inquiries; Prepare monthly journal entries; File and maintain all journal entries for internal and audit purposes; Prepare monthly Sub-ledger, Balance Sheet, and Bank Reconciliations; Prepare and or review bonus plan payments; Coordinate and conduct monthly cost review meetings; Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions; Prepare quarterly state and federal tax reporting; Prepare data requests for site financial and benefit audits; Prepare data requests for annual state and federal tax filings; Assist in automating processes and procedures; Assist as needed in the Payroll process; Assist as needed in the Accounts Payable process; Review and approve payments for both Accounts Payable and Payroll in the absence of the Financial Controller; Maintains financial security by following internal controls; Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential; Performs other duties as assigned by the Financial Controller.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business related degree, Accounting designation, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES: Valid driver's license.

EXPERIENCE: Three to five years relevant work experience. Prefer experience with ADP and Pronto software or an industrial background.

SKILLS: Critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail. Strong planning and organizational skills, time management, data entry management, general math skills, effective written and verbal and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company. Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

ABILITIES: Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision, ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing priorities. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials. Ability to work in a team with a high regard for Quality and Environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to Safety and Safe Production. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to interpret requests for information and provide requested information in a comprehensive format.

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of accounting, GAAP, IFRS, corporate finance, reporting, reporting research results, SFAS rules, and confidentiality.

Must pass a post offer physical and drug test, as well as a background check.


Northern Star offer fantastic internal opportunities for you to progress and develop your career as well as a competitive remuneration package including incentives and benefits.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and recognize the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

A Covid Vaccine is required as a condition of employment for all employees hired on or after July 12, 2021.

    • Either one round of Pfizer or Moderna, or the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine is required prior to beginning work for Northern Star (Pogo) LLC. If Pfizer or Moderna, the second vaccine shot will then be needed as scheduled to complete the requirement.
    • Requests for exceptions to this requirement, for reasons such as a candidate's religious beliefs or disability status, will be considered on a case by case basis and determined by the general manager.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.