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Technical Accounting & Reporting Manager

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Location: Skokie, IL
Company: LanzaTech
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Company Overview

Mission-driven LanzaTech is a revolutionary solution to climate change, capturing pollution to clean our skies and oceans and create new high value products for a sustainable future. LanzaTech captures pollution to make fuels and chemicals, including sustainable jet fuel and products you use every day. The technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by biology to fuels and chemicals! Imagine a day when your plane is powered by recycled emissions, when your yoga pants started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology.

  • 2021 Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials
  • 2020 Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  • 2020 Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list
  • 2019 Chicago Innovation Awards Winner
  • 2019 Fortune Magazine - Change the World - Companies to watch
  • 2019 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award
  • LanzaTech is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as part of our mission, culture & core values

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

About the role

In this role you will conduct research and communicate technical accounting and reporting matters, navigate new business initiatives and their corresponding accounting implications. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, a great communicator, and enjoys collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Key duties

  • Research accounting literature and prepare technical memorandums, white papers, and internal accounting policy documentation
  • Review new customer agreements to assess accounting treatment and suggest proper terms and structure with regards to US GAAP treatment
  • Work with the General Ledger team to develop and maintain operational aspect of new accounting pronouncements
  • Assess the impact of new and updated existing accounting pronouncements on current accounting policies and practices and recommend appropriate accounting treatment
  • Prepare quarterly and annual filings including all financial statements and related disclosures and supporting analyses/schedules on a timely, accurate and compliant basis
  • Work with external auditors and subject matter experts on timely resolution of technical accounting matters
  • Utilize Shareworks to ensure that accounting for equity awards and all stock-based compensation is gathered and recorded in accordance with US GAAP
  • Work with VP Finance and Accounting Manager to drive Sarbanes-Oxley compliance effort, including design and documentation of the Company’s internal control environment. Lead ongoing testing of key internal controls
  • Maintain ongoing subject matter expertise on all relevant accounting standards

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Economics or related field. CPA required
  • At least 6 years’ experience at a Big 4 Public Accounting firm
  • Experience auditing US Public Companies with foreign subsidiaries and accounting for complex contracts with customers under ASC 606 is a plus
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced setting, you will be asked to make judgement calls about prioritization

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