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Peabody Energy Corporation


Peabody Energy Corporation - Carlisle, IN

Job Description:

Position Purpose

The Accountant manages and assists the Accounting manager to effectively administer the financial affairs of the business unit.

This function includes, but is not limited to: budget and forecast preparation and consolidation; control and coordination of capital acquisitions and fixed assets; and cost control activities.

Principal Accountabilities

Assist the Accounting Manager with the following tasks:

Budget and Life of Mine Preparation - Preparation and consolidation of the annual mine budget is a critical function that provides useful and strategic goal setting documentation and includes analysis and evaluation of historical trends combined with anticipated business activity. This role also requires preparation and consolidation of the bi-annual life of mine used for strategic planning purposes.

Forecast Preparation - Managing an accurate and complete forecast for the mine is critical function for this role. Monthly mine level forecast preparation includes spreadsheet modeling to measure and project anticipated revenue and costs, coordinating with various operations staff to obtain cost and mine plan information, and preparing analysis for the mine management and the Americas management comparing to prior forecast and budget.

Capital Acquisition - Coordinate and control the capital acquisition process for the mine. Participate in the planning and preparation of the capital budget. Prepare Capital Expenditure Approvals (CEAs) and assist the GM Operations with presentation of the CEA’s to the Americas capital committee.

Monthly Close - Manage the monthly close which includes monitoring monthly cost activity, assisting with preparation and review of journal entries in SAP (e.g. accruals to be made, reclasses between ledger accounts, amortization of certain capitalized costs), assisting with accumulation and loading of mine statistics in SAP (e.g. tons produced, yards moved, etc.), and completing analyses comparing actual results to the forecast, budget and prior year.

Cost/Expense Control - Assist the management team in controlling costs and assessing cost containment measures. As a member of the accounting group, proper and timely reporting of current costs measured against historical and budgeted costs is essential.

Fixed Asset Management - Maintain and update documentation regarding fixed assets, in-service, retire, and transfer fixed assets as necessary.

Miscellaneous/Special Projects – Timely and accurate completion of miscellaneous analytical projects requested by mine or Americas management is critical. Examples include new mine/project economic analysis, cost/benefit studies involving purchase vs. lease alternatives, and impacts resulting from coal inventory rate fluctuations.

Ensure company policies are adhered to and enforced.

Administer Kronos and SAP as it applies to this position

Position Requirements

· 4 year degree in Accounting, Finance or Business

· MBA/CPA preferred

· Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)

· Strong financial analytical skills and problem solving ability

· Strong ability to work at both detailed analytical level and at summary level on projects and assignments with speed and accuracy

· Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to present self clearly and articulately

· 2-4 years accounting experience

· Ability to work overtime as required


Physical Requirements - Office:

Must have the ability to sit for up to 8 hours

Must be able to use a computer, communicate effectively in various forms, including by email and phone

Must be able to review paper and electronic documents; complete computer entry of data from paper documents

Must be able to find, remove and return files to/from file cabinets; discuss issues by telephone and in person

Must be able to operate copier, fax machine, etc.

May be required to work beyond normal office hours

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.

10 days 22 hours ago

Peabody Energy Corporation


Accountant Peabody Energy Corporation - Carlisle, IN, United States


Location: Carlisle, IN

Company Profile:
As the world charts the course for a sustainable energy future, the most compelling answer is coal. Coal’s abundance, low cost and security of supply made it the fastest-growing major fuel for the past decade. It now accounts for more than 30 percent of global energy use, the highest level since 1969. And its growth will only continue as populations increase, industrialization and urbanization advance and hundreds of millions more people enter the middle class