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Corporate Accountant I or II

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34473
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2022
Salary: $50000 to $75050 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This important role will directly support the Corporate Accounting Manager in the accounting operations.  Part of a dynamic team that will perform routine and special projects. Supporting functions including accounting analyses, preparation of reports and interpretation of accounting results, account reconciliations, and classification and recording of accounting transactions.

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

  • Level I:  $50,000 – $75,050 
  • Level II:  $60,350 - $90,600 


LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota


  • Assist and prepare the reconciliation of general ledger accounts and in investigating reconciling items to ensure appropriate resolution.
  • Assist with the monthly financial close by aiding in the preparation of account reconciliations, journal entries and maintaining accurate supporting documentation. Assist with analyzing period-over-period fluctuations on the balance sheet, income statement, and account level and provide insightful commentary of key business drivers. Support the development and maintenance of internal controls. Prepare and distribute reports and provide analysis and support as needed on a monthly basis for both internal and external needs.
  • Assist with data requests for rate case support, internal and external audit, and financial reporting.  Ensure that information provided is accurate and presented in a useful and understandable format.
  • Assist with process improvement initiatives and documentation. 
  • Assist in the development, documentation, and upkeep of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assist in documenting internal controls and ensuring that they are operating effectively.
  • Assist with ad hoc analysis and special projects as needed. 


Level I

  • No experience required. Training provided. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or Economics required.

Level II

  • Minimum (3) three years of experience in an accounting related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or Economics required.


  • Understands how operational and financial decisions impact the financial statements, including impacts to rate making model, GAAP, FERC, SEC reporting, and internal controls. Understands risk factors and mitigation of risk.
  • Demonstrates 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.
  • Understands data, data mining tools (Excel, Essbase, etc.) and system interfaces and applies technology solutions to job responsibilities. Use tools and techniques to effectively organize information and explain performance.
  • Establish and promote 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. 
  • Able 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.
  • Understands the energy industry, regulated utility model, and publicly traded business models. Applies functional, operational, and technical knowledge and skills (including FERC, GAAP, and SEC guidance) to drive financial results.
  • Seeks to understand, anticipate, and address needs through adaptable and quality interactions while balancing the needs with the broader organizational goals. Establishes and maintains effective, trusting and respectful relationships. 
  • Anticipates and recognizes a 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 insights.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle competing deadlines and priorities effectively within a fast-paced environment. 

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 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: 50000 to 75050
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Corporate Accountant I or II

Rapid City, SD, United States