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Accounts Payable Manager

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33140
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2020
Salary: $83750 to $138150 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

In this role the manager will oversee the day-to-day direction of the accounts payable function, and coordinates with the team to ensure the accurate and timely processing and payment of invoices and other related AP functions. Oversees internal controls, processes, and procedures associated with AP including oversight of invoice processing, payments, vendor files, and account reconciliations. Serves as the Company’s main internal and external point of contact in relation to accounts payable. Manages a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality to best deliver value to customers and shareholders.

SALARY RANGE:    $83,750 - $138,150 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Director of Accounting

LOCATION:    Rapid City, SD

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  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Review and process invoices into PeopleSoft for authorization and payment.
  • Work collaboratively with vendors and field personnel to ensure partners receive the best possible service.
  • Establish key Accounts Payable metrics and provide monthly reporting to management.
  • Manage continuous process improvements through identifying and leveraging industry best practices for workflow and automation.
  • Ensure adherence to implement documented policies, practices and procedures within the Accounts Payable function and compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
  • Provide leadership and support to the Accounts Payable team through coaching, mentoring, and training; create and support a positive work environment.
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place, documented, and operating effectively to support strong Internal Controls over Accounts Payable in accordance with sound business practices and in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. 


  • Has managerial responsibilities where results are primarily achieved through the work of others.  Manages, coordinates, and reviews the work and is accountable for the results of a team within business, functional or operational areas, processes, or programs. Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, pay reviews, and hire/fire decisions. Applies the policies, practices, and procedures of the organization. E.g., typically, Manager level.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting/accounts payable environment, with 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, such as Accounting, Finance, or Economics, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Understands data, data mining tools (i.e. Excel, Business Objects, etc.) and system interfaces and applies new technology solutions to job responsibilities. Leverages data mining tools and techniques to effectively and efficiently organize information.
  • Establishes and promotes 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.
  • Knowledge in PeopleSoft or similar ERP experience in accounts payable systems and a strong understanding how the AP system interacts with different modules.
  • Demonstrates concise and clear written and verbal communication skills with the ability to actively listen to other points of view, adapt messaging based on audience, influence, and effectively articulates thoughts to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Possesses the ability to identify, analyze, and articulate the problem, root cause, and potential solutions using intellectual curiosity. Assesses risk, identify stakeholders, and uses judgment when implementing change with clear understanding of cross-functional implications. Maintains a mind-set of continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable rules, federal, state, and local regulations, processing procedures, record keeping, and control systems.
  • Demonstrates the 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.
  • Seeks to understand, anticipate, and address needs through responsive and quality interactions while balancing the needs with the broader organizational goals for internal and external customers. Establishes and maintains effective trusting and respectful relationships.
  • Anticipates and recognizes changing environment and adapts in a responsive and effective way. Possesses strong drive to learn continuously and quickly, strong collaboration skills, and resilience in the face of setbacks. Acquires and adopts new skills to drive results. Retains self-awareness and is open to new ideas.

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 understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate department.

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: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, 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 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 Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is 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: 83750 to 138150
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Accounts Payable Manager

Rapid City, SD, United States