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Senior Financial Analyst

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Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34833
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2023
Salary: $86550 to $129900 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This role supports multiple teams and states across the company allowing for opportunity to collaborate and understand our business from a centralized function.  You’ll be a valued team member in a highly cross functional environment that is involved with development & support of financial forecasting and budgeting processes across the company.  Performing quantitative analysis of financial data within business units and departments.  Preparation of internal financial reporting, supporting business cases presented to senior leaders of the company and adhoc special projects with the ability to take ownership and drive results.  

SALARY RANGE: $86,550 - $129,900 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION:   Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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


  • Assist in the development of models for the evaluation of new business alternatives that incorporate analysis of key variables.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining financial plan (budget and strategic plan) which can be used as a basis for variance analysis against actuals.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining logical and flexible financial models that produce a full set of financial statements utilizing existing tools and software in an efficient manner.
  • Assist in evaluating the accuracy of forecast vs. actual results and refine process to the point that it serves as an instrument of financial control in the close process and guides and supports business decisions.
  • Perform financial and operational calculation regarding metrics based on key business drivers that provide necessary insight to assist management’s business decision making as directed.
  • Analyze and interpret company financial forecasts and results as directed.
  • Drive continuous improvement of financial analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and planning as directed.
  • Support financial forecasting processes and monthly analyses of financial results.
  • Supporting the financial budgeting software; including design, build, testing, and training of other users in the software.


  • Develop strong understanding of the company’s strategy and business model, including regulatory principles and FERC and GAAP accounting.  
  • Establish strong relationships across the company to advance effective communication and coordination across departments and companies.  Assist various internal departments to develop and implement the company's strategic plan.
  • Support non-financially backgrounded teams with forecasting, budgeting, and analysis to drive predictable, accurate results.


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


  • Knowledge of accounting and financial concepts including internal controls.
  • Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical skills with the ability to perform complex analysis.
  • Good understanding of financial statements and how they drive the business. 
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while meeting schedules. 
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong / Advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.
  • Ability to recommend conclusions with minimal supervision.
  • Recommend and implement process and technology improvements.

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: 86550 to 129900
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