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Accounting Intern
Poet | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of biofuels in the world.


The Accounting Intern will learn about financial business models and infrastructure, reasoning to support decisions, and the complexity of the organizational structure of a privately held, multi-billion dollar business. The position is exposed to accounting principles, financial statement structure, and may assist with daily, monthly and year-end reporting preparation and transactional activities. This role will identify internal controls, participate in a variety of projects, and work closely with the accounting, tax, and finance departments at the POET headquarters and subsidiaries.

If you are highly self- motivated, driven to succeed, and thrive in a challenging environment where you can optimize your analytical, communication and financial acumen, then this opportunity may be the right fit for you. The Accounting Intern must be able to work in a fast-paced, ever changing environment and is expected to anticipate and meet assigned deadlines, clarify expectations, digest feedback in a positive manner, and display a responsive, flexible and thorough approach to work.


* Prepare financial analysis and research variances to reconcile general ledger accounts.
* Perform audits using various internal control policies.
* Assist in cash strategies by analyzing financial data.
* Design and improve financial reports to streamline data collection.
* Maintain confidential files and databases.
* Assist in preparing tax filings.
* Perform various transactional duties, including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
* Assist with special projects.
* Since we are all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to many other uses!


* High school diploma or equivalent
* Enrollment in a Bachelor's degree program; Accounting, Finance, etc. with a graduation within 1-2 years reach
* You are self-motivated, flexible, and manage assignments independently and with a sense of urgency to meet tight deadlines
* You are resourceful in resolving problems and apply professional customer service skills; maintain composure during adverse situations
* You earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher
* You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite, and you are capable of learning new programs
* You are eager to learn, highly detailed, organized, and communicate well orally or in writing


* Culture is king at POET. We're all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren't just slogans on our walls. It's our code.
* Not a lot of physical labor as most of your time will be in the office at your desk where you can sit or stand.

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POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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