Finance Manager


Posted on:  19th Feb 2024


At South32, we’re meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world. 

As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there’s no better place to make a genuine difference. Together we’re making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives. 

Whatever career path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy. 


Are you looking to be home every night? If so, this is your opportunity to live, work and play a short drive from stunning coastlines, scenic trails, magnificent jarrah forests and the food and wine heartland of the South-West and Peel Regions of Western Australia.

Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future and is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500+ workforce value the lifestyle that Worsley Alumina has to offer. 


  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Flexible working arrangements and industry leading parental leave and family care policy


This role is a Permanent position that is DIDO daily, from our Worsley Alumina Refinery, which is a short drive from Collie (15 minutes), Bunbury (45 minutes) and other nearby scenic communities.  

As the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the cost discipline and leadership, finance services, planning, joint venture engagement and governance activities for the mining and refinery operations.

You will commit to the South32 Safety Guarantee that everyone goes home safe and well, and demonstrate South32’s four values of care, trust, togetherness, and excellence, and support an inclusive culture.

Key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: 

  • Oversee operational level financial processes and provide strategic financial guidance for effective decision-making
  • Support the Site Leadership Teams and Vice President of Operations by delivering insightful analysis and recommendations
  • Responsible for the co-ordination and preparation of budgets and forecasts, and ad-hoc strategic analysis and plans
  • Drive cost discipline through comprehensive cost analysis, identifying cost drivers, and continuous monitoring


You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:  

  • Several years’ experience in large corporate and mining/processing environment ideally within a listed company
  • Leadership experience of a professional finance team with a focus on continuous improvement
  • In-depth knowledge of financial operations within the mining/processing sector, including cost analysis, capital expenditure management, and risk assessment
  • Proven experience in developing and managing budgets and forecasts aligned with organisational objectives

Qualifications for this position are:  

  • Finance degree or equivalent (minimum)
  • CA or CPA qualified (or equivalent)

South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

The job advert will close on 4th March 2024

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