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Accounting Manager-Freedom Pines Fuels


This is a Contract position in Soperton, GA posted June 16, 2021.

Company Overview

Job Description

/ROLE – Accounting Manager

Looking to have a meaningful impact on the world through cutting-edge cleantech on a global scale? Join LanzaJet, Inc., one of the world’s leading clean energy technology companies focused on decarbonizing the transportation sector. LanzaJet produces sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and sustainable diesel fuel through its patented technology and process. LanzaJet’s unique and innovative approach to produce certified, drop-in jet and diesel fuels using sustainably certified ethanol as the feedstock for an ASTM allowed pathway.

LanzaJet’s history started 15 years ago in New Zealand when LanzaTech was founded to develop carbon recycling technology. Over that period and by working with the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Lab, an innovative approach was developed, approved, and scaled to produce low-carbon jet and diesel fuels from ethanol feedstock. This creates localized feedstock solutions across the globe by leveraging waste sources as the commodity for ethanol production.

The launch of LanzaJet, with financial contributions from our investors Suncor Energy, Mitsui, LanzaTech, and support from ANA, has set the stage for the accelerated commercialization of LanzaJet’s proprietary sustainable fuels technology. LanzaJet’s first commercial-scale refinery in Georgia, partially supported by US Department of Energy funding through LanzaTech, is in the final design, with production planned to start in 2022. LanzaJet’s first commercial-scale refinery in Georgia is in the final design, with production planned to start in 2022. Three additional commercial-scale low-carbon fuel refineries are planned by 2025, creating a cumulative production of 100 million gallons of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels – a nearly 10x increase to the amount of sustainable aviation fuel available in the market today. LanzaJet is partnering with companies worldwide to strategically advance the deployment of its technology in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.

Join a fast-growing, innovative company with a global and long-lasting impact by sustainably fueling the future!

About the Role:

LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels, LLC (FPF) is seeking a Plant Accounting Manager to join our leadership team in Soperton, Georgia. As we finish the construction and start-up of our SAF facility, the Accounting Manager will be tasked to lead the development and implementation of the financial and business activities for the facility with the support of internal and external resources. Upon operation in 2022, the Accounting Manager will focus upon sustaining operation and continued growth of the facility.



  • Manages General Accounting for LanzaJet FPF
  • Manages LanzaJet FPF project accounting
  • Oversees expense control and reporting, expense budgeting, analysis including variance explanations, cost control, cost control flashes, and waste reduction
  • Responsible for ensuring the facility general ledger account balances are accurate and complete by (1) keeping up with day-to-day accounting transactions within the facility to identify and capture any accounting impact and (2) processing monthly recurring journal entries
  • Assists in the development and continued compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and other applicable compliance procedures
  • Ensures LanzaJet FPF accounting is accurately tracking and recording data reported to all areas of the company
  • Develops, analyzes, and/or generates reports for plant management to review (actual vs. budgets, capital expenditures)
  • Review feedstocks and product inventories daily. Maintains and reviews feedstocks and product shipper reports.
  • Implements and maintains yield accounting systems
  • Supervises the month-end inventory measurement process to ensure it is done in accordance with industry standards and internal policy.
  • Provides internal and external auditors with information regarding any facility accounting issue
  • Help to define and guide processes around facility transactions to (1) be efficiently conducted (2) be consistently applied between departments (3) ensure the accounting impact of the transaction is properly represented and recorded
  • Ensures timely and accurate payments of vendor invoices
  • Assists final consolidation and close
  • Formulates procedures and policies, researching and enhancing LanzaJet current accounting policies as needed, and administering approved accounting practices for the LanzaJet FPF facility.
  • Supervises and completes special projects as required



A minimum of 10 years of on-the-job experience is required. A significant amount of experience must be in finance.


  • Five years of chemical, petroleum, renew energy or other closely related industry experience
  • Experience in NetSuite and/or establishment of similar new accounting systems


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or accounting. CPA certification is preferred.

Required Skills


  • Ability to lead and direct the LanzaJet FPF team in compliance with corporate and regulatory policies
  • Proficient with spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications; 10 Key by touch
  • Good interpersonal, and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), laws, pronouncements, and regulations pertaining to fiscal operations
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct complex accounting programs, to set up accounting systems, interpret laws and regulations, and apply advanced accounting theory.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication. Advanced reading and writing skills, with the ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations.


The Accounting Manager is part of the Plant Leadership Team with the responsibility to provide direction to the facility in the area of expertise. The Accounting Manager will be responsible to identify and recommend additional staffing and/or resources as needed for their group.


Office-based with up to 10% travel by land and air required. Driver-based environment.

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