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Senior Accountant

About LanzaTech

LanzaTech’s unique multi-award winning technology captures and reuses waste carbon emissions as a resource for low carbon fuel and chemical production. This approach has no impact on land or the food value chain and enables sustainable economic growth for industry while promoting energy security. The company, named one of America’s most promising companies by Forbes Magazine in 2013  has received numerous sustainability awards including being listed on the Sustainia 100 in 2013 and the Global Clean Tech 100 for the past 3 years. LanzaTech currently holds the #2 position and the #4 position in Biofuel’s Digests’ Hot 50 rankings for bioenergy and Hot 30 rankings for renewable chemicals production.

LanzaTech has developed commercial partnerships with global companies in the Petrochemical business, including oil majors Petronas and Indian Oil Corporation, steel industry giants Harsco and Siemens VAI, chemical companies including INVISTA, and global transportation companies including Virgin Atlantic. These partnerships cut across the full supply chain – from resources through to end users, positioning LanzaTech to become a global leader in low carbon commodity fuels and chemicals.              

About the role

As a member of a global Finance team, this position reports to the Corporate Controller. You will be responsible for various general ledger accounting activities, including parts of month-end close, journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis, intercompany transactions, assisting with group and statutory audits, and various ad-hoc projects. This is a great opportunity to expand your accounting skills and contribute to a number of process improvement initiatives within the department. Company’s headquarters are located in the Illinois Science + Technology Park in Skokie with easy access to public transportation - yellow line stop just outside of the building. 

Key Duties

  • Actively participate in month-end closing activities
  • Prepare general ledger journal entries and assigned GL account reconciliations
  • Maintain schedules for accrued and prepaid expenses
  • Reconcile intercompany accounts for U.S. and foreign subsidiaries
  • Prepare statutory reports for various government grants
  • Assist with external audit requests
  • Willingness to accept ad hoc projects and other tasks as assigned
  • Assist with process improvements and workflow efficiencies
  • Provide excellent customer service to our internal “customers” – (i.e. co-workers in other departments)
  • Ensure adherence and compliance with company policies and procedures

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field;
  • 3-5 years of related accounting experience such as month-end closing, journal entries and account reconciliations, general ledger account analysis, intercompany transactions and accounting, fixed assets accounting
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills are a must;
  • Solid understanding of GAAP accounting. IFRS experience preferred but not required;
  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for LanzaTech and its mission

Desired/Ideal/A plus:

  • CPA credentials strongly preferred;
  • ERP systems experience, NetSuite preferred;
  • Resourceful and well organized. High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day to day activities;
  • Approachable, professional and able to work in a highly confidential environment. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires;
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and offers solutions to complex issues required. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions;
  • Team player with a proactive approach to problem solving;
  • Understanding  of the need for flexibility in a rapidly changing business/startup environment
  • Demonstrable self-organization skills and time management
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with all internal and external stakeholders

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.


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