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Title:  Accountant

Req ID:  1429
City:  St. Louis
State:  MO
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  63101
Department:  Accounting

Site: St. Louis HQ

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.

Job Summary

Assist on a variety of tasks, including journal entry preparation; month-end close; internal reports and management package schedule preparation; account analysis; ad hoc report/spreadsheet preparation; audit support and various other accounting tasks and special projects. Effectively utilize SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel and other PC tools.

Job Description


  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly journal entries for the US operations and some international locations
  • Prepare monthly management package schedules and variance explanations for senior management
  • Perform balance sheet account analyses and reconciliations
  • Prepare audit schedules and variance explanations for internal and external auditors
  • Prepare and/or review various schedules which may include coal inventory, leases, property tax reconciliation and other duties as assigned
  • Research and complete special projects



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
  • 2-4 years accounting experience required
  • Master’s in Accounting or MBA desirable
  • Public accounting experience desirable
  • Financial statement and accounting analytical skills; strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple/simultaneous tasks
  • Superior organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • SAP experience is strongly preferred; strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed
Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements - Office

  • Must have the ability to sit for up to 8 hours
  • Must be able to use a computer and communicate effectively in various forms, including email and by phone
  • Must have the ability to review paper and electronic documents and complete computer entry of data from paper documents
  • Must be able to find, remove and return files to/from file cabinets and discuss issues by telephone and in person
  • Must be able to operate copier, fax machine, etc.

EEO Disclaimer

Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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