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Cost Accountant

Gold Fields Limited
Westonaria Westonaria, Gauteng West Rand, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Full Time
Farm Modderfontein,

Old Vereeniging Road,

Westonaria, 1779

PO Box 57,

Westonaria, 1780

South Africa

Tel +27 11 411 1000

Dir +27 11 411 1797

Fax +27 11 411 1588

South Deep is recruiting!

This is an opportunity to bring your expertise to a dynamic and engaged team of professionals, working together to become the beacon of pride for our people, our communities, our stakeholders, and our shareholders.

At South Deep, we value each person's individual and collective contribution and support your ongoing development, helping you to achieve your career and our business aspirations.


Cost Accountant




Commercial Services - Finance


South Deep Gold Mine

The Cost Accountant is responsible accounting duties (e.g. cost element analysis, allocation correction journals, requisition releasing, budget compilation and commitment follow up) by compiling, consolidating, and analysing actual costs against budgets and identifying opportunities to reduce wastage.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (degree or equivalent in Costing, Financial Management or Management Accounting)
  • A minimum of 3 years' management or cost accounting experience within a mining/ manufacturing environment
  • Have SAP CO and PS experience
  • Knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at the Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre and pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test, and such other tests as may be required to assess the applicant's suitability for employment

Key Competencies:
  • Proven track record in personal safety management
  • Strong problem-solving and systems thinking skills
  • A high level of motivation, strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Assertiveness and high level attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in and lead operational safety, health, environmental and risk management campaigns
  • Lead and supervise team ensuring effective task assignment and delivery and, take necessary actions to enhance team and individual performance
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements
  • Ensuring 100% SOX compliance in your area of responsibility
  • Invoice query resolution emanating from cost and variance analysis
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly cost reports for review by the management accountant
  • Completion of monthly reconciliations, adhoc report, resolving queries timeously
  • Processing of necessary costing journals
  • Monitoring cost management - actual versus budget, price and volume variances
  • Assisting in preparation of annual budget
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly management packs
  • Assisting Management Accountant with budgets and compile variance reports
  • Report and recommend information to management that contributes to effective decision making

Closing Date: 01 March 2024

Please note that the Gold Fields code of conduct strictly prohibits the exchange of any payment as part of its recruitment process.

Should you require any assistance or have any challenges in applying for a position, please contact the Recruitment hub on 011 411 1387

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment

NOTE: all relevant certificates must be attached to your CV in order to be considered for shortlisting
  • South Deep Joint Venture is an unincorporated joint venture between GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 1998/023354/07) and Gold Fields Operations Limited (Reg. No. 1959/003209/06), both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Newshelf 899 Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 2007/019941/07) a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited (Reg. No. 1968/004880/06).

Gold Fields Operations Limited Directors: MJ Fraser (Chairman), NA Chohan, J Magagula, P Matete, BL Mokoatle

GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited Directors: MJ Fraser (Chairman), NA Chohan, J Magagula, P Matete, BL Mokoatle

Company Secretary: Gold Fields Group Services (Proprietary) Ltd

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