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POET Financial Planning & Analysis Data Analyst in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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 Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Data Analyst must possess strong business acumen and a dynamic personality as this position interacts with management and business teams on multiple projects to drive performance and support company initiatives. The Analyst will design, develop and deliver high‐quality analysis and reports that meet the business’s needs and improve overall results. The Analyst will assist in supporting advanced analytics capabilities throughout POET, including identifying business problems that better analytics can address.


  • Obtaining a deep understanding of the business so as to be able to identify the business problems that better analytics can address.

  • Creating self-service analytics using data discovery tools featuring basic statistical modeling, allowing users to transform raw data into curated datasets and diagnose the financial and nonfinancial drivers of business performance.

  • Assisting in the effort to drive alignment of POET’s data strategy vision and mission.

  • Performing a variety of reporting assignments requiring knowledge of an emerging set of capabilities and tools that allow users to positively impact the bottom line, improve operational efficiency or decision making.

  • Serving as a business partner to the biorefineries and business units by providing financial advice. Act as an independent resource to evaluate opportunities, perform value add analyses and special projects.

  • Develop a deep understanding of forecasting tools so as to be able to assist in the preparation of the annual plan and quarterly rolling forecasts.

  • Developing appropriate and meaningful methods of communicating complex financial data in an easy-to-understand format, including developing reports, dashboards, and presentations for communicating operational and financial results.

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


  • Completion of Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business, or related discipline.

  • Technical expertise ( regarding data models, data warehousing, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.

  • Basic understanding of financial statements and concepts.

  • A strong intellectual curiosity that drives you to develop deep business subject matter expertise.

  • Knowledge of analytical tools/software (R, Python, Power BI, JMP); querying languages/data bases (SQL).

  • Strategic Thinker – Ability to see alternatives and sort through the risks and opportunities; connect random things to find meaning, value, information or explanation.

  • A relator, who builds strong relationships through networking.

  • Sound problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to suggest solutions.

  • Ability to analyze large data sets and proactively identify issues and make recommendations.


    At POET 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.


  • 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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Job ID2024-6593

Employment TypeRegular Full-Time



Travel RequiredNone

FLSA StatusExempt

Position Location(s)US-SD-Sioux Falls