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Site Accountant

Location: Blackwater, QLD, 4717

About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland.  Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Yarrabee Coal Company a wholly owned subsidiary of Yancoal Australia, based in Blackwater Queensland, 2 hours drive west of Rockhampton.  We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Site Accountant to join our dynamic team.

About the Role

Reporting to the Commercial Superintendent, the site accountant role is responsible for the provision of accounting services for Yarrabee Coal Company and to provide timely reporting to management of actual, budget and forecast information (financial and physical). The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the financial and accounting conditions of Yarrabee Coal Mine, Management and Operating Agreements are adhered to.  The integrity of the information is to be supported by a high standard of internal controls, on-going training and process improvements.

The Site Accountant will have the opportunity to work closely with all Departments to ensure data is captured correctly whilst maintaining the integrity of the general ledger and SAP controlling module, maintaining controls and integrity as per Australian accounting standards and SOX requirements as per corporate expectations.

Roster: Monday - Friday, 7am - 4pm


  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to apply problem solving techniques to accounting functions
  • Demonstrated advanced computer literacy and a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to plan, coordinate and manage competing priorities within set deadlines.
  • Competent in SAP accounting processes.
  • Experienced with the use of Xeras forecasting and budgeting tool.
  • Good understanding of SOX audit requirements and control processes
  • Proficient or substantial exposure to Fixed Asset reporting  and management
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Provide business analysis and support to facilitate financial comprehension and decision making


  • Able to critique, review, recommend and implement initiatives that seek efficiencies either from a process or systems perspective
  • Sound understanding of their individual obligations as outlined within the Queensland Coal Mining legislation


  • Experienced in the provision of an accounting role in a similar environment
  • Experienced at prioritising tasks, following through to completion and showing flexibility when needed
  • Experience with building working relationships with other employees and corporate office


  • Degree Qualified (Accounting or Commerce).
  • CPA/CA designation or currently studying towards.
  • Generic Surface Induction (Standard 11)
  • Current Qld Driver’s licence


Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees.  The following benefits are available to eligible salaried employees:

  • Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Educations Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Local Housing Allowance
  • Local Sporting Allowance

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Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.


Applications close 05 March 2021.