First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
about 1 year ago

Assistant Cost Accountant

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly variance analysis reports and provide commentary.
  • Assist departmental staff on correct allocation and analyse cost codes in line with budgetary plans.
  • Provide PO status reports for cost accrual purposes.
  • Discuss with procurement and planning department on stock items cost allocation.
  • Ensure that the actual budget is within the set limits.
  • Formulate cost control measures.
  • Assist in collecting data for budget and forecast.
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular, on spending variances.
  • Day to day liaise with departments.
  • Compile and analyse capital budgeting requests.
  • Perform any other duties to support the business.
  • Work closely with the cost accountant and ensure all cost control systems are working efficiently.


  • Part CIMA, ACCA or Accounting
  • Must be an affiliate of ZICA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting will be an added advantage

Experience & Skills:

  • At least 2 years of Accounting/ Finance experience
  • Accounting and Mathematics skills
  • Cost experience in the mining industry will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent Excel skills, PowerPoint and word.
  • Experience in an ERP System.

Behavioral Traits:

  • Ability to deliver accurate and detailed reports in a timely manner
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver results
  • Must be honest and have integrity
  • Ability to work as part of a team

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and refining
Mining engineering
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.

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