Accounts Payable Specialist

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Travel Required
FLSA Status
Position Location(s)
US-SD-Sioux Falls



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. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations
  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions
  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses
  • Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture
  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
  • Discounted home and auto insurance



The Accounts Payable (AP) Specialist performs clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. The AP Specialist esnures that POET’s policies and procedures are followed and all invoices are documented properly prior to disbursement. 



  • Perform accounts payable duties such as verifying all invoices for payment, ensuring expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts and proper approval has been documented.
  • Resolve invoice issues with accuracy and in a timely manner for multiple entities.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with both internal customers and external vendors.
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Timely review of open purchase orders for assigned business units.
  • Work in an honest and ethical manner; maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
  • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!



  • A two-year Accounting/Finance, Business, or related degree is required.
  • 1 or more years of Customer Service experience is required.
  • Knowledge in Sales and Use Tax laws and application is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems is preferred.
  • You have an eye for detail and are able to recognize deficiencies in repetitive processes and datasets.
  • You have the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Able to quickly pivot and adapt in a fast-moving environment.
  • You are self-motivated and work well individually and as a team.
  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


At POET we believe in recognizing team member contributions as they add value to the organization. Team member skills and contributions are frequently assessed and recognized through incentives and title progression. New team member titles and pay are determined considering their qualifications.


  • 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.
  • This position operates in an office environment working at a personal computer where you may sit or stand.


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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