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Fixed Asset Property Accountant I or II

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34113
Date Posted: Apr 28, 2022
Salary: $50000 to $75050 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

In this role a Fixed Asset Accountant will analyze, classify, and record property accounting transactions including but not limited to unitization, asset transfers, and reserve adjustments. You will continually develop new and improved processes within the department for reporting and complete project work as assigned.

SALARY RANGE:  Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Level I: $50,000 - $75,050 
  • Level II: $60,350 - $90,600 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Fixed Asset Accounting Manager

LOCATION:    Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota


  • Build property closures, retirements, and transfers. Validate accuracy compared to the FERC guidelines. Provide guidance to correct inconsistencies when needed.
  • Provide assistance or recommendations as needed on any improvements or upgrades to the PowerPlan system.
  • Instruct the property department customers, operations and other accounting departments, with the FERC accounting rules and regulations.    
  • Maintain and analyze all Continuing Property Records (CPR) in an orderly and accurate manner.  Assist operations, if needed, on how to amend inconsistencies. 
  • Maintain all CPR in compliance with GAAP and FERC regulations.  
  • Prepare journal entries as needed.  
  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the company and to improve the image of the Property Accounting Department.
  • Lead individual and team projects to ensure timely, accurate and complete accounting and analysis for all work assigned. 
  • Respond to requests promptly.  Requests may come from external audit and other departments such as financial managers, project managers, regulatory/rate cases and internal audit.
  • Ensure information provided is accurate and presented in a useful and understandable format.


  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other employees at all levels in all departments.
  • Assist in the development and training of the Property Technicians.


Level I

  • Minimum of (1) one year of experience in an accounting related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Level II

  • Minimum of (3) three year of experience in an accounting related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Broad understanding of accounting principles, theories and practices of business units.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience with PowerPlan software preferred.
  • Knowledge of FERC accounting preferred.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft accounting software preferred.  
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects in a timely manner while working in a multifaceted environment and adapting to changing priorities. 
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and digital literacy.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to lead a team.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information. 

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. 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 moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (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 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 incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, 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.

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.

Wage: 50000 to 75050
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Fixed Asset Property Accountant I or II

Rapid City, SD, United States