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Title:  Lead Accounting Analyst

Requisition ID:  127937

Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Category:  Finance & Accounting
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Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining 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 one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, 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 of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Oversee and lead projects and tasks in support of Accounting Managers. Develop skills to be able to train on FMI finance applications and reporting systems. Prioritize creating and implementing development plans for site accounting support staff primarily at the Sr Accounting Analyst levels.

  • Oversee and lead projects, group tasks, assignments, and responsibilities within the department in support of the Accounting Managers
  • Learn, understand, and train others on systems and reporting applications (SAP, EDW, Power BI, Finance/GSC/Maintenance databases)
  • Extremely competent with system applications used in manipulating and sorting data. Able to train and mentor others.
  • Create and communicate development plans for the site accounting organizations.
  • Lead projects with very little support and direction.
  • Understand and be able to function in multiple accounting and finance areas.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as directed.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related area and six (6) years of related Accounting experience, including two (2) years of project management and/or decision-making responsibilities;


  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related area and four (4) years of accounting experience, including two (2) years of leadership and/or decison-making responsibilities


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or CMA
  • Experience with SAP
  • Mining or manufacturing industry experience



  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator. Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here



We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details



The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $89,000-$125,000. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.  To view an example of a Total Rewards Estimate for this role click here:  Total Rewards Estimate


Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel).


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Safford

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