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Financial Systems Analyst Senior or Principal

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34269
Date Posted: Sep 23, 2022
Salary: $78200 to $117300 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Execute the five-year financial systems roadmap by implementing and maintaining system solutions, optimally supporting the finance organization and overall company goals. Serve as a subject matter expert for providing recommendations to streamline business processes through systems solutions. Develop a partnership with the IT and business organizations to analyze business requirements and assist with providing system solutions.  Support a high performance and continuous improvement culture that values learning and a commitment to quality, delivering value to customers and shareholders.

SALARY RANGE:  Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Senior Level:  $78,200 - $117,300 
  • Principal Level:  $87,600 - $144,400 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Manager, Financial Systems 

LOCATION:  Our corporate headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.     


  • Maintain financial systems in support of the five-year roadmap including day-to-day support; patch/bundle updates; and software implementation. 
  • Understand financial systems providers’ new functionality, enhancements, and solutions that support the company’s finance/accounting, reporting, financial planning, and regulatory life cycle processes and provide recommendations for improvements. 
  • Assist the organization in improving business process by providing optimized, standardized and improved system solutions and procedures.
  • Support the Financial Systems Manager as a business partner and liaison between the Financial Systems and business operations teams, mainly Supply Chain.  
  • Implement system projects using a structured SDLC methodology, including defining requirements by facilitating fit gap analysis / system design sessions; translating business requirements to technical specifications; and configuring the system. 
  • Provide effective testing plans and training programs; comprehensive documentation; and required reporting for financial systems projects. 
  • Coordinate system and business process improvement projects through effective project management techniques, providing metrices to maintain accountability and achieve success.   
  • Develop and maintain reporting requirements to support organization in completing insightful and efficient operational and financial analysis, as well as support effective internal controls.  
  • Partner with collaborators to build and maintain appropriate system related internal controls, security, and segregation of duties ensuring SOX control compliance in all respects.     


  • Obtain an advanced understanding of assigned financial systems and functional modules, potentially including, but not limited to, PeopleSoft Financials, PowerPlan, Hyperion, Utilities International, RPA, Business Objects and related interfaces.
  • Coach and mentor financial systems analysts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Senior Level:  Minimum of (5) five years of experience in supply chain, management information systems, or business analytics experience required.
  • Principal Level: Minimum of (7) seven years of experience in supply chain, management information systems, or business analytics experience required.


  • Demonstrates concise and clear written and verbal communication skills with the ability to actively listen to other points of view, adapt messaging based on audience, influence and effectively articulates thoughts to internal and external partners.
  • Understands data, data mining tools (ie: Excel, Essbase, etc.) and system interfaces and applies technology solutions to job responsibilities. Leverages data mining tools and techniques to effectively organize information and explain performance.
  • Seeks to understand, anticipate, and address needs through responsive and quality interactions while balancing the needs with the broader organizational goals. Establishes and maintains effective trusting and respectful relationships.
  • Understands how operational and financial decisions impact the financial documents and internal controls. Recognize risk factors and mitigation of risk.
  • Possesses the ability to identify the problem and analyze potential solutions. Assesses risk and uses judgment when implementing change with clear understanding of cross-functional implications.  Maintains a mind-set of continuous improvement.
  • Anticipates and recognizes changing environment and adapts in a responsive and effective way. Possesses strong drive to learn continuously and quickly, strong collaboration skills, resilience in the face of setbacks, and is open to new ideas.
  • Demonstrates the ability to collect, analyze, model, and interpret information to evaluate accuracy of expected results, articulate the financial implications, and enable informed decision making that considers impacts across the company.
  • Establishes and promotes strategic and innovative thinking to achieve common goals as a team.  Possesses honesty, integrity, and empathy. Demonstrates active listening skills to successfully manage, mentor, empower, inspire, and influence others. 

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 78200 to 117300
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Financial Systems Analyst Senior or Principal

Rapid City, SD, United States