Commercial Finance Specialist

Job Description

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Metallurgical Coal
Metallurgical coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world.   In Australia, we operate two open cut and three underground metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, every year producing millions of tonnes of the highest quality hard coking coal for this purpose.

Job Description

The primary purpose of the Commercial Finance Specialist is the provision of meaningful information analysis to assist site management to make valued based decisions to improve business performance.  Reporting to the Business Performance Superintendent, you will be responsible for assisting with the month end, forecasting, annual business plan and capital management processes.

In the role, you will drive site cost management, variance analysis and reporting, as well as liaising with our Brisbane Corporate Office in regard to accounting and related issues. Our ideal candidate will utilise their extensive knowledge and understanding of management accounting principles to deliver on cost analysis and information for both operational and capital expenditure.

This role provides the opportunity to demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills to deliver financial information to non-financial audiences.  With a focus on stakeholder engagement, the Commercial Finance Specialist will have strong commercial acumen and well-developed analytical problem solving skills.  You will also hold relevant tertiary qualifications in business and/or commerce and have a minimum of five years’ commercial experience in a similar role.


You will be tertiary qualified in Accounting, Finance or related discipline and have demonstrated experience in operating in a similar role within the mining industry or have a willingness to adapt. Additional qualifications such as CA, CPA, CFA or MBA would be viewed favourably however not mandatory. 

You will bring with you the ability to apply analytical and quantitative skills in a complex environment. Advanced MS Excel skills is essential as is previous experience extracting financial and KPI data from SAP systems

Additional information

  • Full time position.
  • Monday-Friday.
  • Location - Dawson Mine, Moura QLD.
  • DIDO, residential and FIFO (salary sacrifice) options available. 
  • Subsidised accommodation included.

Who we are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Background checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.


To safeguard the health of our workers and their families; and the community at large from the COVID-19 virus, we strongly encouraged employees to get vaccinated, however, based on the latest specialist medical advice, vaccination is not currently a condition of entry to a Metallurgical Coal managed operation or the Anglo American Brisbane Corporate Office. 

Inclusion and Diversity

At Anglo American, we embrace change and promote an inclusive and diverse environment where you can bring your whole self to work, every day.  We are adopting new approaches to recruitment, talent development, mentoring, parental leave, and flexible working to further support diversity across our business.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Employee referral

Do you know someone who would fit this role? Employee referrals will be accepted for this job. Refer to your local Referral Guidelines for policy conditions and amounts.   

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.


30th June 2022

Please note, screening and interview mat take place prior to closing date - applications may also close before this date.

Recruitment Agencies
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal does not accept unsolicited applications from Recruitment Agencies.