Financial Controller-Metals

  • Augusta (Richmond County)
  • Fixed-Term
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Financial Controller-Metals

Your Tasks


  • Reporting and controlling of commercial conditions (TC/RC, metal deductions, target metal contents).
  • Review of the contractual conditions agreed, controlling of their proper input in the system, and of their proper execution.
  • Metal result determination: calculating, analyzing and reporting of the actual metal result
  • Planning and forecasting of the future metal result (as well as EBT relevant price result): annual planning process (MTP), quarterly forecast, monthly outlook.
  • Regular review and update of the technical / commercial losses, and of the unanalyzed metals per material.
  • Metal result and smelting fees steering: analyzing and tracking of smelting fees per material, deriving of decisions; strong independencies to the metal result and also the margin calculations.
  • Monitoring of metal inventory quantities.
  • Support to the SCM team in coordinating the determination of the target inventory and its tracking.
  • Costing, profitability calculations and reporting: Builds, runs and updates a model for the calculation of cost rates per metal for Aurubis Richmond and combined in a group end-to-end view
  • Determination of complete operating costs per metal, per aggregate of introduction, combination of these costs into an end-to-end view. Includes a view of recovery rates per metal, at site and group end-to-end level.
  • Develops and updates as required the pre-calculation cost data and models (includes the assembly of qualitative assumptions for new cost areas, like Lab and Sampling);
  • Reviews and ensure the quality of the SAP data required to feed these calculations: budgeted costs per cost-centre, detailed metal balances required to determine circulation factors.
  • Fosters the usage of the pre-calculation models by the Commercial teams. Uses this data for post-calculation and reporting, in relation with the Reporting and Reporting Systems teams, and with the Commercial teams.
  • Liaises with the project teams (R&D and Business Analytics) managing the “SCOPE” model and the “Integrated Recycling Model”, to provide them with reliable and relevant cost data.
  • Consults on plant level to make the best decisions for the feed mix.
  • Monitor transfer prices for intermediate products sold.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate standards.
  • Ad’hoc requests and special topics in the areas of commercial and operations.

Your Profile


  • 3+ years of related practical experience
  • General experience with databases at working level
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Good knowledge of MS Office in general, but excellent knowledge of MS Excel
  • Understanding of related material flows to uncover and exploit interdependencies to maximize site/group success
  • Profound understanding of metal analysis required to meet the information demands of internal and external stakeholders (i.e. external auditors), challenges to be faced: materials procured from the market where we perform limited analysis, intermediates staying on stock or being traded intercompany, and in materials delivered to other processors but awaiting final analysis
  • Knowledge of lean/process improvement methodologies
  • Basic experience in chemicals and metallurgy.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent analytical thinking and abstraction skills
  • Ability to deal with complex topics, large amounts of data, large calculations
  • Autonomous, self-starter, able to identify and address priorities.
  • Good relationship skills, enabling to reach out and collaborate effectively with other functions throughout the organization (Group functions, Aurubis AG plant, other plants)
  • High interest in industrial and technical matters.


  • Engineering degree, preferably Industrial Engineering or equivalent degree (process, chemical, …)
  • MBA preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Could have times that are prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
  • Must wear all required PPE when in protected areas.
  • Required to reach and grasp with hands and reach with arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Willing and physically able to travel domestically and/or internationally, if requested.


We Offer

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

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Aurubis is an employer that stands for diversity and equal opportunity. Employment decisions are made regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion and belief, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental and physical impairment and social origin or any other legally protected characteristics of an individual.