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Title:  Financial Reporting Accountant II - Phoenix, AZ

Requisition ID:  122559

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Finance & Accounting

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.


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


  • Experience with WDesk, SAP and HFM Financial Systems
  • CPA Certification


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English 
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • Occasionally work may be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • 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

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • 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); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

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