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Black Hills Energy Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst I, II or Senior in Rapid City, South Dakota

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst I, II or Senior

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States

Job ID: 33746

Date Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Salary: $ 58900 to $ 88400 annually

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Job Specifications

This role supports multiple teams and states across the company allowing for opportunity to collaborate and understand our business from a centralized function. You’ll be a valued team member in a highly cross functional environment that is involved with development & support of financial forecasting and budgeting processes. Performing quantitative analysis of financial data. Preparation of internal financial reporting, supporting business cases presented to senior leaders of the company and adhoc special projects with the ability to take ownership and get results.

We are excited to offer flexible work hours and remote work options to our employees. Remote working is offered during your transition to our corporate headquarters as well as being a full-time employee.

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

  • Analyst I: $58,900 - $88,400

  • Analyst II: $69,800 - $104,800

  • Senior Analyst: $76,300 - $114,450.00


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.

  • Our Rapid City community is growing quickly! Included with the transition to Rapid City is a relocation plan. 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.


  • Assist in the development of models for the evaluation of new business alternatives that incorporate analysis of key variables.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining financial plan (budget and strategic plan) which can be used as a basis for variance analysis against actuals.

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

  • Assist in evaluating the 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.

  • Perform financial and operational calculation regarding metrics based on key business drivers that provide vital insight to assist management’s business decision making as directed.

  • Analyze and interpret company financial forecasts and results as directed.

  • Drive continuous improvement of financial analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and planning as directed.

  • Support financial forecasting processes and monthly analyses of financial results.

  • Supporting the financial budgeting software; including design, build, testing, and training of other users in the software.


  • Develop strong understanding of the company’s strategy and business model, including regulatory principles and FERC and GAAP accounting.

  • Establish strong relationships across the company to advance effective communication and coordination across departments and companies. Assist various internal departments to develop and implement the company's strategic plan.

  • Support non-financially backgrounded teams with forecasting, budgeting, and analysis to drive predictable, accurate results.


  • Level I: No experience required. Training provided.

  • Level II: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in accounting, finance, regulatory or related field required.

  • Senior Level:Minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting, finance, regulatory or related field required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering or relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Knowledge of accounting and financial concepts including internal controls.

  • Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical skills with the ability to perform complex analysis.

  • Good understanding of financial statements and how they drive the business.

  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while meeting schedules.

  • Strong documentation skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong / Advanced Excel skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.

  • Ability to recommend conclusions with minimal direct supervision.

  • Recommend and implement process and technology improvements.


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. No travel is required for this position.

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 (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 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: 58900 to 88400

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