Job posted on: August 31, 2023

Keyes Plant Controller

Location: Keyes, California
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Department: Finance
Classification: Exempt

Job Description

Established public Renewable Fuels Company based in Northern California seeks Keyes Plant Controller to manage financial operations, forecasting, analysis and transactional systems related to a $200M per year operating renewable fuels plant. Report directly to Chief Financial Officer with indirect reporting to Plant Manager and regular interaction with Director of Accounting, Treasurer, FP&A Manager and Projects/Analytics Manager. Preferred experience with biofuel/chemical manufacturing and formal financial processes and systems (ERP, internal control, audit, etc.). Prior experience with financial planning and accounting in a heavy manufacturing environment essential. Competitive salary with benefits based on experience. Please reply to Denise Contreras at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Keyes Plant Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer and provide financial leadership of all financial mandates at an operating renewable fuel plant, including: financial analysis, revenue planning, cost analysis, commodity purchasing, competitive cost comparisons, vendor management, project planning, transactional financial systems (including PTP, OTC, intercompany transactions, recurring journal entries), carbon credit accounting, cash payment escalations, capital project tracking and operational metric accumulation. This position will manage staff of up to two individuals.

  • Manage communications between operations and accounting/finance groups;
  • Communicate information to management through qualitative and quantitative reports and discussions;
  • Prepare financial forecast using a multi-year outlook, with business-oriented narrative about the environment and its impacts on financial results;
  • Provide meaningful analysis on improving plant economics by combining plant metrics with plant finance/accounting data;
  • Manage monthly close and financial statement preparation;
  • Manage purchase to pay transaction cycle from purchase requisition up to the point of cash payments, then working closely with company Treasurer to arrange cash payments;
  • Manage order to cash transaction cycle from order initiation through collections with focus on managing a daily production process that results in a net wire each day for production the prior day along with the supporting monthly/quarterly true-up process;
  • Maintain, and recommend changes where necessary, to improve financial processes and internal control system;
  • Manage generation and accounting of carbon credit (LCFS and RIN’s) along with the supporting annual audits;
  • Manage vendor relationships with a focus on cost reductions and overall cash management;
  • Integrate with the Projects/Analytics Manager on the approval, reporting and financial impacts of capital-intensive projects;
  • Accumulate and report portions of operational metrics;
  • Other projects as assigned by CFO;
  • Based in Keyes, CA.

Along with the above mentioned, this position will provide ad-hoc analytical and have regular exposure to CEO and North America President.


  1. Proactive attitude and hands on approach to get things done;
  2. Integrity, flexibility and detail orientation with natural curiosity and enthusiasm;
  3. Experience in a renewable fuels or chemical manufacturing environment preferred;
  4. Competency with Microsoft O365 suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  5. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects effectively
  6. Able to communicate effectively orally and through writing
  7. Experience with Blackline and Microsoft Dynamics – Finance and Operations, preferred
  8. BS in accounting or Finance along with at least 7 years of relevant work experience
  9. Public accounting experience and CPA preferred

About Aemetis

Aemetis has a mission to transform renewable energy into below zero carbon transportation fuels with its Carbon Zero production process to decarbonize the transportation sector using existing fuel delivery infrastructure through its Carbon Zero 1 plant in Riverbank, California to convert renewable electricity from solar and hydroelectric sources along with renewable hydrogen from waste orchard wood into renewable jet fuel, renewable diesel, renewable hydrogen and cellulosic ethanol, its biogas digester network and pipeline system to convert dairy waste gas from network of dairy digesters into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG),  its ethanol production facility in California’s Central Valley near Modesto that supplies about 80 dairies with animal feed, its production facility on the East Coast of India producing high quality distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for customers in India and Europe and its portfolio of patents and related technology licenses for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals.

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