Government Grants Finance Lead

LanzaTech | Industry | Skokie, IL | More →

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

This position reports to the Vice President of Finance and is responsible for all grant-related accounting and finance-related activities. This person will also provide oversight and monitor grant expenditures, communicate findings, and guide various teams on federal awards compliance, policies and procedures.

Key duties

Assist with grant budget proposals and modifications
Monitor and report grant expenditures, sub-awards, cost-share requirements
Review expense and revenue transactions for accuracy
Prepare and submit progress billing, monthly revenue and expense accruals; update schedule of expenditures and other periodic grant-related reports
Assist with Single Audits; review and update internal direct and indirect billable rates
Ensure internal controls, federal requirements, and subrecipient monitoring policies are followed
Ensure expenditures are properly documented, allowable, and within scope of grant
Assist with monthly financial close activities

Required Qualifications

BA/BS in Accounting, Business, or related field.
Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Experience and familiarity with government grant management and compliance procedures
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