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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Accountant II - Financial Reporting - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.


We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.


The Financial Reporting team is responsible for the external reporting function of FCX and its subsidiaries, including preparing the company’s Form 10-Q/Ks and other SEC filings. The Financial Reporting team’s other responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the preparation of internal reports/presentations, identifying, analyzing and documenting accounting issues internal reports/presentations, and other special projects. The Financial Reporting team regularly works directly and in cooperation with other departments within the FCX organization, including Corporate Accounting & Consolidations, Tax, Legal, Environmental, as well as with site personnel and internal/external auditors. For that reason, a key characteristic of the Financial Reporting team is its ability to work successfully and effectively with teams of diverse individuals.


The Accountant II – Financial Reporting will assist in the quarterly and annual reporting process through the preparation of SEC filings (i.e., Form 10-Q/Ks) as well as certain internal reports, and will be responsible for assembling a comprehensive set of workpapers for external auditor review. Other responsibilities include providing financial information through the reconciliation and analysis of accounts and reports in connection with the company’s month-end close process and completing other special projects as needed.

  • Quarterly/Annual Reporting: Assist in drafting footnotes, MD&A or other assigned sections of the company’s Form 10-Q/K or other SEC filings, and the preparation of the company’s quarterly earnings release. Assist with the company’s SEC filings in EDGAR, including eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
  • Working with Auditors: Responsible for the preparation of a comprehensive set of workpapers supporting the company’s external and internal reports, and working directly with the company’s external auditors on the audit of information included within these reports.
  • Monthly Close: Participate in the monthly accounting close, including the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, and variance and account analysis for complex accounting areas such as derivatives, and environmental obligations.
  • Review and Analysis: Gather and analyze data to assist in the preparation of company’s external filings as well as for internal management reports. Participate in the review of financial reports for compliance with accounting and reporting standards.
  • Technical Accounting Guidance: Stay informed as to new accounting guidance or issues that could impact current reporting requirements and/or disclosures, as well as future results of the company. Assist in the research of such accounting guidance/issues and the preparation of supporting documentation/memos.
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or closely related discipline AND three (3) years of Accounting experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or closely related discipline and one (1) year of experience as an Accountant for a public accounting firm
  • Understanding of US GAAP, and the ability to use accounting guidance tools (i.e. online libraries and audit guides) to research accounting concepts
  • Ability to be self-directed and to handle multiple assignments effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively with a team of diverse individuals
  • Ability to communicate (both written and verbally) with various departments within the company, as well as with site personnel (including international locations) and internal/external auditors
  • Process oriented with strong attention to detail and organization
  • Possess analytical and problem-solving skills and be able to craft and analyze options and make specific recommendation that enhance the company’s and/or team’s overall objectives and goals
  • Proficiency in computer navigation and Microsoft environment, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint