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Director of SOX Compliance (Hybrid)

Company: LanzaTech, Inc
Location: Skokie
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTechA post-pollution world is inevitable, and people will either be part of it, or the planet will go on without us. At LanzaTech, our technology platform is transforming waste carbon into everyday products, to meet the needs of this moment. Our science is state-of-the-art, but the idea is simple. We use nature to heal nature. We capture carbon emissions which are then fed into bioreactors where trillions of carbon-hungry microbes go to work. These tiny dynamos consume the waste gases and produce valuable raw material commodities. Pure enough to be resold, repurposed, and recycled again - from sustainable jet fuel to beverage bottles, to yoga pants.Founded in New Zealand, we are a global women-led company with an international footprint and a diverse employee population. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are a key part of our mission and core values which we show through our hiring, our leadership, our efforts to educate internally and willingness to learn.In addition, we have announced our plan to merge with AMCI Acquisition Corp. II and expect to become a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. Come join the team as we strive to make a Post Pollution Future!Exciting collaborations with LanzaTech (LT) CarbonSmartTM Products:

  • 2022 - Coty, Inc. - LT recycled carbon ethanol to be used in majority of fragrance portfolio by 2023
  • 2021 - ZARA - cutting edge, high fashion black dresses made from LT recycled carbon
  • 2021 - lululemon - sports apparel made from LT Recycled carbon
  • 2021 - L'Or--al - partnership to make packaging with LT recycled carbonNotable acknowledgments:
    • 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 listInterested in learning more? Visit us atand download/stream our latest CarbonSmartTMPodcast on,,or wherever you receive your podcasts!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 roleWe are seeking a Director of SOX Compliance to lead the Company in the design, implementation, and maintenance of our SOX compliance program. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, you will have broad exposure to the operations of the Company and will interact with leaders across Finance, Legal, HR, Operations, Business Development, Engineering, Government Relations, Science, and Information Systems as well as our external auditors and advisors. You will oversee the design and operation of our SOX program, including assessing the Company's internal controls over financial reporting, design, documentation (i.e., risk assessment, narratives, flowcharts, risk and control matrices), training and the quarterly testing plan.Key Duties
      • Build and oversee the Company's SOX compliance program
      • Crate and maintain a SOX policy and a Compliance Steering Committee charter
      • Continuously improve the SOX compliance program and work to align efforts with external auditors
      • Work cross-functionally to educate and train team members on requirements of the SOX program and risks and controls within their processes
      • Perform SOX scoping to identify significant financial statement line items and ensure adequate coverage of processes and applications
      • While working with an external service provider, lead the creation of SOX documentation, including control narratives, data flow diagrams, and process documentation
      • Collaborate with IT to ensure adequate and effective ITGCs are put in place
      • Work with process owners and senior management to monitor and improve entity level controls as the Company continues to grow
      • Oversee the risk and control matrices, test plans, and respective documentation of walkthroughs and testing
      • Review deficiencies identified through testing and work with business process owners to ensure adequate remediation
      • Contribute to the efforts of improving financial operational processes by identifying opportunities to streamline and to automate processes
      • Support management certification of controls in our SEC filingsRequired Qualifications
        • Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, or similar
        • CPA or CIA, 10+ years of cumulative prior work experiences in public accounting with concentration in SOX compliance
        • Understanding of GAAP and SOX requirements
        • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
        • High attention to detail and accuracy and application of professional skepticism
        • 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 prioritizationWork Environment
          • Office cubicle provided
          • Hybrid work model, in-office 2-3 times a week
          • Covered parking provided

Keywords: LanzaTech, Inc, Skokie , Director of SOX Compliance (Hybrid), Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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