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Regulatory & Finance Analyst II or Senior

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34484
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2022
Salary: $71550 to $107400 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

In this role you will directly support the Financial and Regulatory Manager in timely and accurate reporting of all financial data, including analyzing and providing financial reports and presentations required by company management, and operations as well as external partners.  Responsible for the development, analysis, interpretation and communication of statistical and accounting information relating to services provided, capital expenditures, and development of operating budgets, strategic plans and forecasts, project analysis development as well as related comparative reporting tools.   Prepares and assists in communicating information for filings with the appropriate Commissions and/or regulatory body and internal decision making.  Develop and implement operational improvements to increase overall efficiency of accounting, analysis and reporting.  Build and maintain effective internal controls.  Manage priorities and due dates in a fast-paced environment.

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

  • Level II: $71,500 - $107,400
  • Senior Level: $84,050 - $126,100

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Financial and Regulatory Manager

LOCATION:   This position can be located in Cheyenne, Wyoming or our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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


  • Use analytical skills to develop a solid understanding of various ratemaking policies and concepts, including revenue requirements, cost allocation, cost of service, rate of return, regulatory accounting and the time value of money
  • Obtain, analyze and interpret Company financial and statistical data to be used in regulatory and financial reports, filings and studies.  Present analytical conclusions (orally and in writing) to management, and other constituents in an organized, concise and timely fashion.
  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of annual budgets, strategic plans and forecasts. Development of segment templates and team financial reporting packets to facilitate and standardize the reporting process.
  • Prepare the financial analysis activities and provide the analysis and interpretation of results to manager and upper management.
  • Support all company efforts to ensure that the utilities within assigned jurisdiction(s) report accurate financial and operating information and receive adequate and timely recovery of its costs.
  • Establish strong relationships across the company and with external partners to advance effective communication and coordination across departments and companies.
  • Coordinate the preparation of reports for management operations review and regulatory reporting. 
  • Prepare the month end variance analysis process for upper management.
  • Prepare and support business-specific research, analyze data, interpret results and make recommendations that align with Company policies and initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Support sophisticated data analysis to advise decision making, design and file financial models for concurrent cost recovery riders and adjustments clauses.
  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the various internal task force groups to develop and implement the Company's strategic action plans.


  • Assist in the development of strategies and cost recovery mechanisms to help optimize company profitability.
  • Participate in various internal and external partner groups to develop and implement the Company's strategic action plans.
  • Provide financial reporting and analysis that serve as foundation for the development of rate strategies and rate design.
  • Keep supervisor advised of project work status. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  


Level II

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field of study required or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 

Senior Level

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field of study required or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 


  • Excellent user capabilities with MS Office software (proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Experience working with database and collaborative software tools (Workiva, FileNet, Sharepoint, etc.)  Exposure to Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Planning a plus.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to perform sophisticated analysis.
  • Understanding of financial analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  Effective teamwork skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage due dates and priorities effectively within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to apply strong attention to detail while understanding and considering the overall vision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate difficult topics to various levels of financial and non-financial personnel.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to perform complex analysis.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Ability to maintain 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 may occasionally: push, pull and reach. 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.

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 discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, 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: 71550 to 107400
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