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Corporate Accountant II

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34319
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2022
Salary: $60350 to $90600 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This important role is responsible for the timely and accurate recording, analysis, and reporting of financial information.  Develop and implement process improvements to increase overall efficiency of corporate accounting and reporting.  Establish and maintain effective internal controls.  Perform regular and special projects for the operation, management, and support of applicable companies including the classification and recording of accounting transactions in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and FERC (Federal Energy Regulated Commission).  Review and/or prepare balance sheet reconciliations and in-depth accounting analysis. Prepare and present information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Handle contending priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

SALARY RANGE: $60,350 - $90,600  (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION: Rapid City, South Dakota

  • Relocation financial assistance is available amount may vary based on individual circumstances.


  • Take ownership of projects and ensure timely, accurate, and complete accounting and analysis for all work assigned. 
  • Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and implementation of accounting policies and procedures for the corporate accounting team.  Ensure systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, acceptable accounting practices, and applicable regulations.
  • Ensure controls are in place, documented, and operating effectively to support strong internal controls over financial reporting in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Prepare and analyze reports for a variety of departments and external requests. Ensure information is accurate and presented in a useful and understandable format before timely distribution.
  • Review and/or prepare reconciliations of general ledger accounts. Follow up on discrepancies and implement procedures to ensure adequate resolution.
  • Obtain a strong understanding of overhead calculations including, but not limited to, responsibility to prepare, review, document, and analyze all overhead calculations.
  • Obtain a strong understanding of the general ledger accounting system, systems that interface with the general ledger as well as the financial reporting tools.
  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the company and to enhance the image of the Accounting Department. 


  • Assist internal and external auditors as needed.
  • Review and/or prepare financial statement analysis.  Interpret and present results to internal and external stakeholders as needed.  
  • Obtain a strong understanding of regulatory accounting.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, all finance and accounting departments, financial managers, regulatory team, and internal and external auditors.


  • Minimum of (3) three years of accounting/financial experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. 


  • Working knowledge of GAAP and strong understanding of and experience in accounting with the ability to drive effective decisions through use of GAAP, FERC, and other accounting research.
  • Solid understanding of internal controls. 
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel to create and support complex spreadsheets.  
  • Working understanding or the ability to learn utility operations and a basic understanding of regulatory/ratemaking processes and methods.
  • Ability to become proficient in PeopleSoft, Essbase, and other accounting systems.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle challenging deadlines and priorities effectively within a fast-paced environment and the ability to perform accounting duties of an above average difficulty. 
  • Ability to apply strong attention to detail; understand and interpret the overall vision; and apply documentation skills to in support of journal entries, reconciliations, etc.
  • Ability to make decisions with minimal supervision and a strong sense of professional accountability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate difficult accounting topics to various levels of financial and non-financial personnel.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with the full understanding of maintaining strict confidentiality of business information.


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. No travel is required for this role.

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 parental leave, 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: 60350 to 90600
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Corporate Accountant II

Rapid City, SD, United States