Assistant Accountant

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Assistant Accountant


Business Unit / Group Function: Platinum
Discipline: Finance
Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
Reference Id: REF10937R
Experience / Work Type: Entry Level / Fixed Term Employee
Closing Date: 07 May 2021


Company Description:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Waterval Smelter operation in Rustenburg as an Assistant Accountant.  You will be responsible for the costing and services administration function within our team.  Please note this is a Fixed Term Contract.

Finances are vital. You’ll help us see where we’re going.

Safe. Smart. Sustainable. Probably not the first words you typically associate with mining. But Anglo American is not your typical mining company.

Anglo Platinum

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives”, delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.

Safety first is a way of life for us.  We are unconditional about the safety, health, and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high-performing teams take accountability for their own and others’ actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.

Job Description:

As an Assistant Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Costing Administration
  • Capex and cost breakdown reports to Corporate Office
  • Oversee the requisition process in the Accounts department

This role is in the Operations department at a Band C4 level reporting to the Senior Accountant Capital /Operations.


In order to be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Grade 12
  • Studying towards or have completed a relevant financial qualification

Your experience will include:

  • At least 2 years experience in the Accounting field, preferably in mining, engineering, or processing environment
  • Computer literacy including SAP CO, ESSBASE, and Microsoft Office
  • If successful, you will be required to undergo a Medical Fitness Test
Additional information:

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programs, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum, and other precious metals, iron ore, coal, and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

Inclusion and Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfill their potential.

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.

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfill their potential.

Closing date

07 May 2021

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