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Financial Systems Senior Manager

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33160
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2020
Salary: $100500 to $165900 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

As our Financial Systems Senior Manager, you will lead the financial systems team in advancing the financial systems strategy.  You will also ensure end users experience exemplary functional software support, continuously improving efficiency and effectiveness. 

This role is accountable for: 1) developing and maintaining appropriate resources to ensure users have full support, training and functionality associated with financial systems; 2) establishing and maintaining strong partnerships throughout the company; 3) planning and implementation of financial system maintenance, enhancements, upgrades, and application design; and 4) budgeting and strategic planning efforts related to financial systems and staff.  

SALARY GRADE:   $100,500-$165,900 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Director, Internal Controls

LOCATION: This position will be located at our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • 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.


  • Direct department efforts and resources to effectively support and enhance the end user experience.
  • Develop and implement a vision for financial systems that will support effectiveness and efficiency in accounting for historical data, budgeting and forecasting across a number of platforms including PeopleSoft, PowerPlan, Essbase, Hyperion Planning and Hyperion Strategic Finance.
  • Ensure the on-time completion of system maintenance, patch and bundle implementations, software enhancements, upgrades, acquisitions and new software implementations in support of BHC’s growth strategy.  
  • Partner with end users, Project Management Office, and Continuous Improvement to improve business processes and increase utilization of systems functionality.
  • Lead and develop the financial systems team including staffing, performance management, and engagement according to company policies and the law.
  • Maintain data integrity by analyzing and directing the adjustment of data controls to support accurate financial results.
  • Ensure documentation and procedures are complete, current and available for system users associated with identified software and business processes.  
  • Support continual integration of identified systems with other software applications to create an efficient business model for future growth.
  • Implement and maintain system security protocols to ensure internal control of financial processes and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Support the development of reporting requirements to provide value add to financial and operational analysis.
  • Develop and implement effective training platforms to ensure users are trained for accurate, effective completion of responsibilities and to maximize efficiency.


  • Support Finance and Accounting in design, development and distribution of internal and external financial reporting requirements.  
  • Support selection processes for new software impacting the financial systems working with the Information Technology department including design modifications and interfaces.
  • Network with internal and external software users to obtain new ideas on best business practices and strategies related to managing efficient financial, human resource, asset and reporting systems.
  • Understand software improvements and work with end users to implement where appropriate. 
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 


  • Minimum 7 years of software administration, implementation, support and/or management of business information systems, or related experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Computer Science or related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Strong leadership experience with a desire to work alongside the team to advance development, problem solving and shared objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in building partnerships across a diverse organization.
  • Highly organized to meet deadlines and maintain multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management expertise.
  • Strategic thinker who can identify, communicate and implement a long-term vision for financial systems.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Ability to manage multiple, varied priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of financial system software and processes with a strong preference for Oracle PeopleSoft experience.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of system interface procedures.
  • General knowledge, or ability and interest in gaining knowledge, of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rules and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products.
  • Working knowledge of Essbase.
  • Working knowledge of accounting terms and general practices.


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. 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.

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Financial Systems Senior Manager

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