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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: LanzaJet, Inc.
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewAre you looking to have a meaningful impact on the world through cutting-edge cleantech on a global scale? Are you a hard-worker that is looking to make history and change an industry? LanzaJet, Inc. is a global company and world leader in clean energy technology committed to decarbonizing the transportation sector. Our goal is to produce over 1 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and sustainable diesel fuel through our patented technology and process by 2030. LanzaJet was founded in 2020 and is backed by investors Shell, British Airways, Suncor Energy, LanzaTech, and Mitsui.These investors, as well as supporters All Nippon Airways, Bill Gates's Breakthrough Energy Catalyst Foundation, and Microsoft's Innovation Fund, have set the stage for our accelerated growth. LanzaJet's proprietary sustainable fuels technology has been in development for over 15 years, has been approved for and used in global commercial flights for airlines including Virgin Atlantic and ANA.We are currently building the world's first commercial-scale ethanol to jet fuel refinery in Georgia - set to begin production at the end of 2023. That refinery will produce 2/3 of the sustainable aviation fuel used in the United States. Additional commercial-scale low-carbon refineries are also being developed across the world in places like Japan, Australia, India, and Europe.Aviation connects the world. And we're working to ensure that connection is sustainable. At LanzaJet, we are a group of innovative and determined people committed to building a more sustainable future, today. Because we believe that Someday is Now. We're growing fast. Join us!PositionThe Senior Financial Analyst, under the direction of the CFO, will develop financial models and analytics to support project development, investment analysis and financial forecasting for LanzaJet. The role will require you to identify financial inputs, test assumptions and to assess and communicate the economic impact of financial results to management. This individual must develop a strong knowledge of the project pipeline for future Alcohol to Jet plants and will assist in modeling for profitability and to assist in determining strategic direction. This individual will also be involved in tracking project and operational forecasts and reporting vs actual results. The successful candidate must demonstrate initiative, a collaborative outlook, and enjoy working across functional boundaries.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Expertise in applying GAAP accounting standards and accrual-based accounting to build three statement financial forecasts
  • Develop financial models to assist with decision making for Alcohol to Jet plant economics and project financing
  • Manage the annual operating plan, forecasting, and financial reporting for the company
  • Provide modeling to assist with decision making for project financing and investing activities
  • Expertise in cash flow modeling to track and report on project spend
  • Knowledge of how to model cost of production and pricing for fuel or related products
  • Ability to program models to test sensitivities with ability to measure risks and reward and recommend most effective path forward
  • Prepare and present daily, weekly, and monthly reports with detailed variance analysis
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate financial operating results to provide information and guidance
  • Research and report on industry and commodity trends for feedstock, jet fuel and renewables markets and incorporate into reporting
  • Exposure to pricing and related analytics preferably in the oil and gas industry
  • Expertise in collecting, analyzing, and managing quantitative data and creating reports to lead business improvement and cost reductions
  • Ability to communicate, coordinate and partner with other cross-functional leaders to develop forecasts and to provide insight regarding core issues.
  • Root cause analysis, uncovering core issues using data, recommending, developing, and implementing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitabilityKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESMinimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor degree in Accounting
    • 3-5 years of progressive responsibility analyzing trends, data, budgeting, financials, forecast and accounting, preferably in fuels/biofuels/oil and gas
    • Knowledge of cost accounting and GAAP accounting standards
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, and creatively, while applying sound business judgment
    • Strong analytical skills and experience with BI reporting tools
    • Experience with data compilation across systems and processes, as well as financial modeling
    • Translating financial information into a format that effectively communicates key business issues
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including with executive leadership
    • Ability to work successfully in rapidly changing environments, including the ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload and drive projects to completion
    • Should be a team player, reliable, detail-oriented, high integrity, objective attitude, organized, and entrepreneurial mindset
    • Working knowledge of NetSuite and reporting tools a plus
    • Experience with budgeting, forecasting and BI reporting tools required
    • Strong advanced Excel, PowerPoint and presentation skills

Keywords: LanzaJet, Inc., Arlington Heights , Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Deerfield, Illinois

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