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Commercial Specialist

Based in Scarborough

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Reporting to the contracts manager, the commercial specialist will be the senior financial lead responsible for dealing with monthly financial payment claims of Sirius Minerals’ main contractor for the mine shaft development contract.

The role

Reporting to the contracts manager, the commercial specialist will be the senior financial lead responsible for dealing with monthly financial payment claims of Sirius Minerals’ main contractor for the mine shaft development contract, including auditing, appraising and recommending for payment.

Key responsibilities

  • To examine and analyse accounting records, financial statements, invoices and other financial reports of the main contractor to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to the reporting and procedural standards of the main contract.


  • Assess compliance of the main contractor with respect to the payment provisions and requirements of the main contract.


  • Analyse main contractor financial trends, costs, commitments and obligations and liaise with Project controllers to highlight areas of overspend.


  • Attend and chair monthly meetings with the main contractor’s accountant.


  • Analyse and make recommendations for the main contractor’s payment protocol.


  • Assist the client in the identification and reporting of works associated with tax credits.


  • Ensure that the main contractor’s account is compatible with the client internal cost management system.


  • Assist the client with ad-hoc contract administration.



Skills, experience and attributes

  • University degree with an accounting designation; CA, CIMA or CPA or Quantity Surveying MRCIS (or working towards)
  • PQE 5 years’ accountancy experience in a medium or large company
  • Experience in mid to large scale construction or mining projects
  • Experience working in projects involving multi-country operations
  • Highly proficient in the use of MS Office
  • Experience with Sage 200 and SAP will be considered an asset
  • Experience in a project-based environment
  • Experience in open book, target cost construction contracts
  • Knowledge of project control programmes such as PIMS, P6 Primavera



Attractive remuneration package depending on experience


Closing date




Scarborough, North Yorkshire


How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to


We do not accept applications from agencies.


About us

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange’s MAIN market. Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project it will become a world leading producer of multi-nutrient fertilizer.


The Project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art underground mine to enable the extraction of polyhalite – a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer – along with the necessary infrastructure both above and below ground that will be required for transport, processing and distribution.


The Company is headquartered in Scarborough, with a small London presence, and has an increasingly growing team. To work at Sirius, you must share the Company’s values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.


Sirius Minerals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Corporate values

Our values are central to the way we think and behave and are all of equal importance. Our objectives may evolve through each phase of the project, but our values will always remain at the heart of what we do:

Safety: Zero Harm everywhere, every time


Belief: Uncompromising belief and determination in our achieving our vision


Responsibility: Accountability for our actions and acting with integrity in our work


Ownership: It's our Company and our money


Urgency: Finding innovative, cost effective and safer ways to do things better


Team: Working together to reach our collective goals


Your information


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Competitive Salary
Located in:
Closing Date:
24th August 2017
Sirius Minerals
Jobs on the Yorkshoire Coast

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