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Intern, Accountant, Compliance, SCM in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 12/11/2017

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    Ames, IA
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Job Description


The purpose of this job is to ensure compliance with national, regional, and international regulatory record keeping and reporting requirements while adhering to federal, state, local, and international laws.  This position is responsible for compliance, research, registration, and advising interested parties throughout the organization in regard to the aforementioned regulatory requirements.  This position is also involved beyond the Compliance Department with the Legal Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Environmental Compliance and Services, Tax, Accounting, Sales, Procurement, and Operations Control Teams.  

The position is responsible for and assists recordkeeping and reporting requirements for programs like the United States’ Renewable Fuel Standard 2 (RFS2), California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, etc. This position will assist with daily/quarterly/annual reporting files, inventory management related to advanced biofuels & compliance credits like RINs/LCFS credits/etc., company policies and procedures regarding the management and reconciliation of compliance credit inventory. 


Key Accountability 

Team Functions

  • Prepare daily/quarterly/annual reporting files to submit to EPA/LCFS website
  • Track and process inbound advanced biofuel purchases related to compliance credits
  • Prepare month end files for compliance credit revenue/costs for Accounting 
Support Functions
  • Assist Invoicing with reverse/rebill decisions and processing
  • Provide excellent customer service to resolve questions or transaction issues
  • Assist Sales with compliance credit contracts, transfers, etc.
  • Support Commodities and Risk Management with Daily Position Report
  • Assist with external audits and assessments confirming accuracy of records 
Compliance and Regulatory Advising
  • Communicating with sales team, fielding regulatory and compliance questions
  • Analyze regulatory and compliance consequences of planned sales
  • Research questions, describe regulatory and compliance consequences of planned activity, and communication to impacted parties
  • Running reports and collecting data needed for compliance and regulatory filings
  • Prepare and file regulatory compliance filings
Compliance Research
  • Analyze, research compliance implications, or answer specific questions related to various sales deal, procurement and production decisions
  • Research pathway registration issues related to feedstocks, plants, and regulatory requirements and restrictions
  • Communicate findings to leadership
  • Research compliance questions associated with supply chain management activities
  • Organize, document, track regulatory registrations
Other frequent duties:
  • Assist with external audits
  • Perform timely routine internal auditing procedures to confirm accuracy of records

Perform other duties as assigned 


Education Required: Pursuing a college degree or have obtained a college degree – Accounting, Public Administration, Political Science, or related degree

**Minimum college status: Junior status or later required 

Experience Required: Accounting or analytical experience preferred

**Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred 

Skills Required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Advanced math, finance, and accounting skills 

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Advanced Excel skills preferred

Request for Renewables and/or Renewable Energy Directive knowledge

Renewable Fuel Standard and/or LCFS knowledge


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