Black Hills Corporation Manager of Finance in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Description :

Job Specifications

SALARY RANGE: $80,500 - $111,880

Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE: This position will close on June 15, 2018.

LOCATION: Cheyenne, WY


Primary financial business partner to operations leader, regulatory and finance and accounting. Owns monthly financial statement accuracy and timely business reporting. Manages and develops Financial Analyst staff. Manages and prepares O&M and capital budgets. Manages the development of the financial forecast. Model scenarios through the financial planning process and individual business cases scenarios which ensure a comprehensive methodology is employed within the business unit’s financial performance measurement, financial forecasting, and across decision-making for a wide spectrum of decision makers. Develop regulatory strategies. Coordinates process improvement initiatives and results implementation. Candidates must be able to effectively produce outputs based on ideas and requirements from various internal sources (including his or her own ideas). Communication of sophisticated financial analysis through written and verbal reports is required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Financial Manager


  • Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Develop and maintain financial plan which can be used as a basis for variance analysis against actuals.

  • Evaluate accuracy of forecast vs. actual results and refine process to the point that it serves as an instrument of financial control in the close process and guides and supports business decisions.

  • Partner with operations to strategize, prepare and analyze strategic plan, budget and forecasts.

  • Metrics development:

  • Produce financial and operational metrics based on key business drivers that provide necessary insight to assist management’s business decision making.

  • Model Building:

  • Develop logical and flexible financial models that produce a full set of financial statements utilizing existing tools and software in an efficient manner.

  • Make recommendations regarding software/development matters affecting the planning/forecasting cycle.

  • Develop custom models for the evaluation of new business alternatives that incorporate analysis of the key variables.

  • Regulatory:

  • Be a strategic partner with regulatory to formulate consistent regulatory strategies and reporting including planning and analysis.

  • Maintain a full understanding of regulatory outcomes and requirements.

  • Key financial lead in evaluating regulatory recovery needs in partnership with regulatory and development of regulatory cases.

  • External Reporting:

  • Provide information and support disclosure requirements in SEC filings as requested.

  • Ensure controls are in place, documented and operating effectively to support strong internal controls over financial reporting in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  • Manage and develop financial analysts’ ability to analyze the data and interpret the underlying business drivers of monthly operating results.

  • Facilitate the development of the margin accounting teams’ ability to analyze the data and interpret the underlying business drivers of monthly operating results.

  • Build and maintain relationships with third parties.


  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships across all functions of the company.

  • Formalize model conclusions into clear and concise business plans or summaries.

  • Keep internal and external customers informed and appropriately incorporate various perspectives in all documentation utilizing a customer service approach.

  • Seek assistance from internal sources with specific knowledge or skills.

  • Must have strong leadership skills, as this position requires the individual to delegate, monitor, and review assignments as well as coach staff to higher levels of performance.

  • Provide for the effective selection, development, and performance management of the financial analysts.


  • Must be able to effectively communicate with varied stakeholders, including operations, regulatory and the broader accounting department utilizing excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Seven (7) plus years of increasingly complex responsibility in business finance or accounting or

  • 3 to 5 years of direct experience in the development of custom business analysis tools and creation of financial planning models in the utility industry.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required.


  • Extensive experience with spreadsheet and databases.

  • Business forecasting, financial planning and business analysis.

  • Expertise in utility operations and regulatory/ratemaking processes and methods strongly preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal and electronic communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment when required.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities

  • Ability to train others.

  • Detail oriented with good archival of work products.

  • Creative thinking skills.

  • Self-initiative.


  • CFA, MBA, CMA, CPA or applicable industry experience preferred.


  • Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. 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.

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