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Financial Analyst II

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33151
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2020
Salary: $53050 to $79650 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Directly support the Treasury Department in timely and accurate reporting of all financial data, including providing financial reports and presentations required by company management, regulatory and operating companies.  Responsible for supporting Treasury on critical financing activities and the preparation of operating budgets, strategic plans and forecasts, and other financial analysis.

SALARY RANGE:     $53,050 - $79,650 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION:   Rapid City, South Dakota

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  • Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Coordinate daily commercial paper and equity issuance activities and liaise with banks and internal partners.
  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of annual budgets, strategic plans and forecasts.
  • Prepare financial models to support financing strategies that include debt issuances, equity offerings, capitalization structures, hedging strategies, interest impact and other derivative financing options.
  • Analyze, summarize and communicate the feasibility of the modeling results in support of financing decisions.
  • Analyze, review and understand all components of Company’s debt and equity financing documents.
  • Maintain compliance with all debt covenants associated with financing agreements.
  • Update and maintain short-term and long-term cash flow and balance sheet forecasting and associated analysis.
  • Prepare monthly accounting entries and related documentation for debt, interest payments and interest accrual transactions, hedging activities and capitalization requirements.
  • Complete monthly account reconciliations for debt, interest and hedging.
  • Complete monthly variance reporting analysis.
  • Provide data related to informational requests from lenders, rating agencies, regulatory commissions and bondholders.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls as defined within Sarbanes-Oxley documentation for Treasury operations.
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned. 


  • Establish strong relationships across the company to advance effective communication and coordination across departments and companies.
  • Seek ways to continually improve processes related to the Treasury Department as well as the participation with all departments.
  • Must maintain good working relationships with co-workers, employees, supervisor, upper management, internal audit and external audit.
  • Must communicate effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Work to create effective working relationships with external parties such as; Banking Institutions, Investment Bankers, Investment Managers, Regulatory Commissions, Analysts, Law Firms, Rating Agencies and External Audit.


  • 3 or more years of experience in the financial, accounting or statistical activities of a company is required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Prior experience in utility or energy related industry preferred.
  • Competent level of knowledge related to business and accounting procedures and methods.
  • Competent knowledge of spreadsheet software in relationship to financial and operational processes.
  • Strong Excel and/or database capabilities required.
  • Experience working with Hyperion Essbase/SmartView, Hyperion Planning and Hyperion Strategic Finance a plus.
  • Experience working with a large accounting software system – PeopleSoft Experience a plus.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Ability to manage multiple functions simultaneously.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.  
  • Exercise good business judgment in complex interrelated business issues.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Products.
  • Ability to function as part of a collaborative team.
  • Must have strong computer and analytical skills.  
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment.

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: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: 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: 53050 to 79650
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