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POET POET Grain Accountant in Wichita, Kansas


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 bioethanol and leader in bio-based products in the world.

POET Biofuels is a global leader in the energy and agricultural space. We started as a supplier of fuel ethanol, and have grown into a multi commodity marketing and transportation company providing solutions in fuels, grains, and carbon dioxide markets. We are part of a network of engineering, management, marketing, and manufacturing companies that are dedicated to creating a more sustainable path forward in all our related industries.


This is an on-site role located inWichita, KS.

When we show up to work at POET Grain, it’s our job to meet the customer's needs as efficiently as possible.

As aPOET Grain Accountant, you will have the chance to work directly with our grain merchandising team members who are located at each of the bioprocessing facilities and are in the field cultivating relationships with our grain customers. Your position will play an integral role in our payments to grain customers. The daily processes you are responsible for will be recorded in the general ledger and supporting systems and will be the foundation of our financial statements and reporting out to stakeholders. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry. If you are a problem solver, detail-oriented, a good team player, effective communicator, and are looking for an opportunity to grow alongside a strong, innovative company in an exciting industry, we can provide you all the necessary training and tools to be successful.


  • Collaborate with teams across the POET system to assist in the efficiency of information flow.

  • Process grain settlements, and issue payments to our grain customers.

  • Reconcile general ledger and bank accounts.

  • Maintain and update documentation, always looking for ways to improve the process.

  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skills may be put to a lot of other uses!


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 3+ years’ experience in accounting or a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office including MS Excel and Outlook

  • Experience working with financial statements

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical thinking skills


  • High level of personal integrity

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Sense of urgency, which drives results

  • Interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels within/outside the organization

  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Desire and ability to embrace and promote change

  • Innovative mindset

  • Ability to think objectively

  • Self-awareness in the face of uncertainty

  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • 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 the way we do things at POET.

  • We provide an environment for team members to maintain a healthy work-life balance. It’s the best way to optimize health, wellness, and productivity in a sustainable way.

  • We work hard. We play hard. We have frequent team events, volunteer efforts, and we know how to celebrate wins!

  • POET Biofuels is proud to be the 2023 Runner Up of Wichita Business Journal's Best Places to Work Extra Large Company Category!

  • We have an open work environment, with no offices fostering direct communication and collaboration.


  • At POET we encourage internal development and growth by allowing team members to carve their own path to success. Leaders support team members with the necessary resources to develop their skills, achieve goals, and create the most value.

  • We believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.


  • Comprehensive benefits package; Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution

  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses

  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions

  • 401K with company match

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations


  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually

  • 'Family-first' culture

  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements

  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements

  • Discounted home and auto insurance

    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). POET complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding hiring and employment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Job ID2024-6764

Employment TypeRegular Full-Time



Travel RequiredNone

FLSA StatusExempt

Position Location(s)US-KS-Wichita