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Financial Systems Analyst

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 32825
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2020
Salary: $20.17 to $30.38 hourly

Job Description

As a Finance Business Analyst, you will support and assist the business within the Company’s Accounting Systems (AS) Department.  The AS Department is responsible for implementation, maintenance, and development of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and supporting financial departments. You will serve as a liaison between the business users and IT teams to analyze business requests and provide functional support for systems supported.  

SALARY RANGE:  $44,500 - $66,800   (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Manager of Internal Controls

LOCATION:  Rapid City, South Dakota: You’ll find that it is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. Learn more about this location at:


  • Possess a general understanding of PeopleSoft and other financial systems as assigned. Act as a subject matter expert to the finance and business organization.  
  • Provide production support for financial system applications. 
  • Provide testing support and consultation for assigned projects
  • Identify process efficiencies, recommend innovative use of software functionality, communicate design, implement solutions and train end-users.
  • Participate in release planning, production validation, and other project related activities as needed. 
  • Facilitate work sessions with business units to develop functional business requirements for complex projects.
  • Translate business/functional requirements into technical specifications for the IT organization.
  • Facilitate business process redesign sessions and create documentation, as needed for new methodology.
  • Participate in release planning, production validation, and other project related activities as needed.
  • Measure customer satisfaction at the end of projects by capturing customer feedback using appropriate techniques to gain, maintain, and improve long-term relationships.


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in business analysis role, IT developer or equivalent.
  • Finance and Accounting experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Accounting, or Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Demonstrated business analyst skills, including requirements definition, documentation, system testing, and user training.
  • Adaptability to changing business environment required and act as change agent to finance and business organization.
  • Must be skilled at creating functional & technical requirements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite required.
  • SQL / Query writing knowledge preferred.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements:  Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: reach, push/pull, ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. 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 walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level.  Must be capable of occasional travel (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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, 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.

EOE, Including disability/vets.

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