Position Description

Staff Accountant
City Juneau
State/Territory Alaska
Job Code 47
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The Staff Accountant position is a key role within Greens Creek’s finance group.  The primary function includes month end accounting support to the Senior Accountant.  The Staff Accountant will play a role in assembling operating budgets and forecasts.  In addition, the position will serve as a backup to our Accounts Payable Clerk.

Safety, Health & Environmental Responsibilities AND Accountabilities
Include, but are not limited to:

  • Complying with all necessary requirements put in place to prevent incidents, injuries or losses
  • Ensuring the safety and health of themselves and others in the workplace by being responsible for their actions and taking due care while performing their work
  • Identifying, eliminating, and reporting hazards as soon as practicable
  • Reporting incidents and accidents as soon as practicable
  • Disclosing all information regarding incidents and cooperating in incident investigations
  • Assisting in the resolution of health and safety matters in a positive and timely manner
  • Using and maintaining personal, protective equipment (PPE)
  • Providing suggestions for improving work processes
  • Assisting management by supporting change to achieve desired targets
  • Ensuring that plant and equipment operate within their safe working limits
  • Ensuring that correct equipment is used for the job
  • Participating in risk assessment methodology
  • Participating in safety initiatives
  • Receiving training and instruction as required
  • Maintaining good housekeeping standards


  • Will provide month end accounting support to the Senior Accountant including journals, accruals, reports, etc.
  • Will work with each Department in support of reviewing and analyzing operating costs.Assist in cost control and reductions efforts with the Departments.
  • Position will provide payroll entry support for various areas of the Company.
  • Will be the backup for the Accounts Payable position.
  • Will assist departments in analyzing departmental forecasts and budgets.


Education Requirements

B.A. in accounting or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Two or more years experience in accounting, preferably in the mining industry: Experience and familiarity with job functions as described.

Training/Special Skills

Word processing, spreadsheet and database proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel & MS Access/SQL preferred); Ellipse accounting software experience a plus.

Other Qualifications

  • Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Pass a position-specific physical demands assessment

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees may be frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; use hand and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must be able to talk and hear. 

Work Environment & Job Schedule
At times the employee is required to commute out and back on the daily ferry to the mine site.  May be occasionally exposed to underground work environments; outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat, potentially hazardous wildlife; moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives and vibration. The noise level in most work environments is usually very loud. This position may occasionally require work on nights or weekends, but will typically work Monday through Friday, in the Vintage Office, with a 5 days on 2 days off schedule. 

Greens Creek

The Greens Creek Mine, located on Admiralty Island, 18 miles south of Juneau, is an underground polymetallic mine employing approximately 425 people. The mine is owned and operated by Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Established in 1891, Hecla has a rich history as a distinguished and respected precious metals producer. Winner of numerous safety and environmental awards, Greens Creek is seeking new team members committed to professional growth and success.


Juneau, Alaska's capital, is the third largest city in the state. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, Juneau is surrounded by intercoastal waterways, lush rain forests, rugged mountainsides, and awe-inspiring glaciers. This small city has it all, the adventure of the "last frontier" as well as a good education system, year-round cultural and sports activities, a wide variety of entertainment, world class fishing and wildlife viewing, temperate weather, and a strong sense of community. Juneau is rich in mining history and Greens Creek is proud to contribute to that heritage by operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Compensation & Benefits

Hecla Greens Creek offers competitive pay based on experience and an excellent low-cost benefits package for medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance as well as other coverages such as disability coverage and life insurance. Retirement benefits include a pension plan and 401(k) with company match.


  • Applicants must possess current authorization to work in the United States.


Hecla Greens Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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