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Business Controller

Charleston   •   USD100,000 - USD120,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • The role is a finance business partner to a mining operation
  • The ideal professional must have a solid financial controls and FP&A experience

About Our Client

Our client is a global manufacturing group, with mining operations across the world. This position supports one of the mining businesses in the United States.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Finance & Controlling, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Business Analysis: Uses deep understanding of objectives, issues and root causes and provides insightful, fact-based data analysis to help solve complex problems· Creates financial models, research and analyses of trends, leading indicators and business statistics· Utilizes data infrastructure by extracting, aggregating, and dissecting financial data and performance metrics; highlights findings for management review. Benchmarking.
  • Business Partnering: Partners with Key Stakeholders and Business Partners to align on business priorities and drive effective solutions/execution. Manages supplier relationship to achieve desired financial and operational goals. Constructively communicates compelling arguments based on facts and data, and obtains necessary buy-in to deliver on business objectives.
  • Strategic Planning and Initiatives: Supports Finance leadership in assisting management to develop strategies and initiatives to drive margin improvements. Assists in the development of business cases and recommendations on operational strategies focused on business growth/market presence and margin improvement. Owns the execution of chosen operational strategies.
  • Financial Operational Policy: Ensures continued compliance with Procurement and Finance policies and procedures.
  • Management Reporting and Financial Close Activities: Produces and distributes recurring and ad hoc management reports. Responsible for financial reporting accuracy; partners with shared services organizations and ensures adequate control environment to mitigate financial and business risks in collaboration with process owners
  • Safety:Personally committed to building and maintaining the highest standards of safety, through one's own actions and leading others. Factor in safety considerations to financial acquisition and other Business development opportunities. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the highest standards in Health, Safety and Environment. Ensure compliance with the safety standards and be proactive in safety issues.

Key Relationships:

  • Executive Management Team
  • Mine Managers
  • Finance
  • Lab, Plant, and Loadout Personnel
  • Mining Corporate HR, Finance, CTO, and Commercial Teams

The Successful Applicant


  • A degree in mining engineering, business administration, or finance
  • CPA or MBA are a big plus

Work Experience

  • At least 2 years' experience in the mining industry ideally with financial modeling expertise.
  • Planning exposure, and working knowledge and experience of financial simulation software are an advantage.

Specific Skills Required for This Position:

  • Business Analysis and Acumen: Uses and coaches others to use a disciplined problem solving approach; uses advanced modeling techniques, synthesizing and simplifying financial and non-financial data; uses experience, judgment and solid business acumen to offer insights.
  • Influential Business Partner: Builds strong relationships with business partners and is sought out for Finance expertise; demonstrates ability to tailor communication to the audience -- can simplify and clarify, will redirect poor assumptions or clear up misinformation.
  • Information Management Acumen: Has advanced desktop application and data modeling skills and full understanding of systems.
  • Financial modeling, valuation analysis and experience providing key productivity metrics
  • Expert knowledge of Excel required.
  • Strong technical proficiency
  • Forward thinker
  • Very proactive

Leadership Expectations: This position emphasizes the following Leadership Expectations:

  • Results Accountability: Delivers consistently on commitments with high standards of execution.
  • Impactful Communication: Is a strong communicator and presenter.
  • Relationship Building: Builds trust and is known as an effective team player and collaborator, builds collegial networks and leverages both formal and informal networks to achieve objectives.
  • Bias for Growth: Is willing to take an unpopular stand to challenge the status quo, uses logic and data to improve performance, and seeks out creative ideas, practices and solutions to get better results, challenges conventional thinking, and builds support for new ideas.

What's on Offer

This position is a local business partner to the mining group, but with very high exposure to corporate headquarters in the US. and Europe.

We are looking for a local professional based in West Virginia.

We will offer a reloation package if you have experience in mining in a similar position and already has experience in the U.S domestic market.

Please only apply if you are legally able to work in the U.S without sponsorship.