About Benson Hill
Benson Hill empowers innovators to develop more healthy, tasty and sustainable food by unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. Benson Hill’s CropOS™ platform combines machine learning and big data with breeding techniques and plant biology to drastically accelerate and simplify the product development process. This platform allows for cost-effective and more efficient ways for companies to analyze and make improvements in plant genetics. Benson Hill brings a unique and holistic approach to our product and platform development, as we span a broader workflow involving trait and seed development, genome editing, and breeding all the way to creating better ingredients and varieties that tap a strong consumer demand for more flavorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables. More information can be found online at www.bensonhill.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BensonHillInc.

Our Purpose and Core Values

Our Core Values are a set of common principles we share that are fundamental to our company’s identity.

  • Be Bold!  We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.
  • Be Inspired! We have purpose in our work-we are curious, engaged, and have fun. We maintain an active learning mindset and are motivated by diverse people and thoughts. We are energized by all innovators and together we aim to make an impact and contribute to building a better world.
  • Be Real! We understand who we are, what we want to achieve, and what it takes to get there. We hold each other accountable through timely, candid, and well-intentioned feedback. Together we engage in honest communication and healthy debate that leads to success through true alignment.

Department Overview

The Accounting Department oversees the accounting and reporting functions of the organization. The team oversees accounting functions such as ledger accounts, financial statements and cost control systems with a focus on regulatory compliance and practices.

Position Summary

Reflecting our corporate values, the accounting and finance team is full of professionals that are bold, inspired and real!  Every day is a new challenge, and if you join this team, you will be continually looking for ways to help us get better at what we do in the most efficient way possible.  We are actively seeking a Senior Accountant to join our rapidly growing team where you will be challenged to partner with business leaders in the design, implementation and management of accounting best practices as well as finding efficiencies through centralization and automation.

You Will:

  • Perform cost accounting duties as they relate to our Seeds and Soy Ingredients operations along with intercompany transactions, profit in inventory eliminations, accounting for grower contracts, and customer billings.
  • Manage inventory positions and support business integrations into grain management system.
  • Perform month-end close procedures along with certain main operating entities, including preparation of monthly journal entries, account reconciliation and analysis of results.
  • Ensure accuracy of financial statements and supporting financial data.
  • Assist with financial close processes as they relate to assigned duties, managing deadlines to ensure proper prioritization and completion of projects and monthly processes.
  • Help analyze and document balance sheet and income statement activity and variances.
  • Provide details and insight into financial matters while updating management of potential risks and areas of exposure.
  • Maintain inventory item master and process records to achieve proper inventory values and cost of goods sold matching with revenue including UOM and conversions.
  • Operate in grain management systems to perform inventory activities such as grain receipts, crushing activity and inventory data master set up.
  • Support commercialization of branded products to drive profitability and enable go to market strategy.
  • Manage annual physical inventory observation procedures at company and 3rd-party facilities.
  • Analyze for obsolete or outdated inventory and perform lower of cost or market analyses.
  • Understanding of tolling and 3rd-party contracts and process accounting
  • Prepare relevant schedules for annual audits; work closely with external auditors.
  • Proactively assist to identify issues and implement process improvements to streamline accounting processes.
  • Help maintain policies and procedures and internal controls.
  • Collaborate and provide guidance to other departments on matters that impact the financial aspects of the company.
  • Partner with FP&A to help analyze and document balance sheet and income statement activity and variances.
  • Provide details and insight into financial matters while updating management of potential risks and areas of exposure.
  • Perform other special projects and analyses as directed by management.

You Have:

(Competencies and Qualifications)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting (Required)
  • CPA, CMA or MBA (preferred)
  • Knowledge of US generally accepted accounting principles


  • 3+ years of accounting experience including inventory and cost accounting
  • Experience with cloud-based ERP systems and grain management systems preferred


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with ERP systems (NetSuite and iRely) and reporting systems (Hyperion) is a plus.
  • Experience with Blackline or other reconciliation software is beneficial


  • Attention to detail
  • Strong Customer Focus
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to focus and work independently with little direction

We have a Total Rewards Package at Benson Hill that consists of more than just your paycheck. Total Rewards at Benson Hill covers Pay (salary and bonus), Health (employer benefit contributions) and Wealth (investments). Some of the perks include:

  • A Collaborative Environment
  • A flexible PTO program with a focus on work/life balance
  • Competitive medical benefits and retirement savings plan
  • FREE Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Education reimbursement
  • PAID parental leave
  • And more….

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