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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Accounting Assistant - New Orleans, LA


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New Orleans, LA, 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.
Under general supervision, perform a wide variety of accounting functions, ensuring the maintenance of proper operations and accurate records.  May serve as a lead worker.
  • Review or process purchase orders; verify accounts payable invoices, ensure timely and correct payment, and maintain vendor files; oversee, process and account for monies in accounts receivable/payable area; prepare checks
  • Create and maintain PC spreadsheets to ensure proper tracking of funds; prepares or reviews various complex monthly statistical reports; monitor departmental budgets
  • Oversee or prepare bank deposits and daily cash balance reports; verify and code revenue; reconcile bank statements; report cash flow needs for payment of invoices/bills
  • May answer complaints and questions from other departments or the general public
  • May oversee or process payroll documents, confirming timesheets and overtime, verifying deductions, charging appropriate accounts, maintaining records of leave accrual and payment of insurance premiums
  • Perform other duties as required
Minimum Qualifications
  • Five (5) years of bookkeeping, accounting or closely related office or clerical experience
  • Knowledge of basic accounting or business practices and methods
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software, including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications
  • Knowledge of public relations/customer service principles, practices and techniques
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions