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Finance Professional I or II

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34633
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2022
Salary: $51500 to $93300 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for the timely and accurate recording, analysis, and reporting of financial transactions related to natural gas accounting, including accurate payments to suppliers and pipelines, appropriate allocation of natural gas costs, purchased gas adjustments, derivative contracts, natural gas costs for electric generation units, and natural gas inventory. This position will include special projects for the operation and support of gas supply operations and regulatory departments including financial statement analyses, preparation of reports, and interpretation of accounting results.

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

  • Level I: $51,500 - $77,300
  • Level II: $62,150 - $93,300

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Gas Margin Accounting Manager

LOCATION:   Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota


  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete analysis and accounting for natural gas.  
  • Assist with ad hoc analysis and special projects as needed. 
  • 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. Prepare and distribute reports and provide analysis and support as needed on a monthly basis for both internal and external needs.
  • Assist with 3rd party billings and monthly gas settlements.
  • Assist with process improvement initiatives and documentation. 
  • Assist in the development, documentation, and upkeep of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place, documented and operating effectively to support accurate financial statements and provide strong internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Achieve proficiency with the automated accounting systems for the gas utility including PeopleSoft, CIS+, Endur and other applicable systems.


  • Perform other assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the company and to enhance the image of the margin accounting team.


Level I

  • No experience required. Training provided. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Finance or related discipline, or an equivalent combination experience and education required. 

Level II

  • Minimum of (3) three years of experience in an accounting related field. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Finance or related discipline, or an equivalent combination experience and education required. 


  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP and accounting methods and procedures.
  • Solid understanding of internal controls.
  • Working understanding of utility operations and a basic understanding of regulatory/ratemaking processes and methods preferred.
  • Essbase knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel to create and support complex spreadsheets and financial models.
  • Proficiency in automated accounting systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to apply strong attention to detail while understanding and considering the overall vision.
  • Ability to manage self and potentially others, effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and effectively partner with areas across the organization.  
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.

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.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.   

Wage: 51500 to 93300
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