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Senior Manager, Accounting

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34222
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2022
Salary: $105050 to $173450 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This role will directly support the Corporate Accounting function for Black Hills Corporation.  Responsible for the accurate and timely accounting, analysis, and reporting of financial information under the application of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) accounting guidance.  Lead all aspects of the Company’s corporate accounting activities including, but not limited to, regulatory support, internal controls compliance, and process improvement.

SALARY RANGE:   $105,050 - $173,450 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Director Corporate Accounting

LOCATION:   Our corporate headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

  • You’ll find this 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. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process. 


  • Oversee daily accounting operations for the Corporate Accounting department.
  • Ensure monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements are completed accurately and timely including account reconciliations, financial statement analysis and supporting documentation.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial statements with team for accuracy and reasonableness.
  • Continually identify opportunities for increased efficiency and effectiveness; implement and document process changes while maintaining effective internal controls and accurate financial information; and support special accounting system enhancement projects.
  • Lead SOX compliance activities.  Oversee ongoing definition, implementation and management of internal controls to maintain accurate financial statements and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with Company accounting policies and procedures.
  • Support and coordinate internal / external audit, quarterly review, SOX review, and regulatory data requests, ensuring timely and accurate supporting documentation is presented in a useful and understandable format.
  • Maintain a competent, effective and motivated accounting team.
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of accounting rules and regulations and how those may impact Company activities, including GAAP, FERC, and SOX requirements.


  • Must establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with accounting co-workers, as well as other finance and regulatory functions, utility operations, internal audit, external audit, and management.


  • Minimum of (7) seven years of progressive accounting and/or finance experience or finance experience in a regulated utility industry and/or publicly traded SEC reporting company required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Proven leadership experience.
  • Proficiency in automated accounting systems.  
  • Solid understanding of and experience in regulated utility industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP and FERC guidelines and reporting requirements, with practical application through business and accounting methods and procedures, is required.
  • Experience defining, implementing and managing SOX internal controls.
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills; strategic thinker; and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective internal and external business relationships through excellent written and verbal communication.

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. Understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate department.

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. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

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: 105050 to 173450
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Senior Manager, Accounting

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