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Black Hills Energy Financial Systems Manager in Rapid City, South Dakota

Financial Systems Manager

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States

Job ID: 33360

Date Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Salary: $85450to $140900annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

In this role, the Financial Systems Manager will ensure system solutions optimally support the finance organization and overall company goals and objectives. Manages a team of system analysts as well as serves as the subject matter expert providing recommendations to improve and streamline business processes through systems solutions. Develops and maintains a high performing partnership with the Information Technology department, Accounting and Finance organization, software vendors and consultants in order to gather, assess and effectively communicate business opportunities and translate to optimal solutions.

SALARY RANGE: $85,450 - $140,900 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Manager, Financial Systems

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 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.


  • Support the development and execution of the five-year financial systems roadmap to ensure system solutions support the company’s strategic plan. Systems may include, but are not limited to, PeopleSoft, PowerPlan, Hyperion, Utilities International, Business Objects and interfaces between these systems.

  • Serve as the business process and systems solutions subject matter expert to assist the organization in optimizing, standardizing and improving system solutions.

  • Act as business partner and liaison between the information technology and business operations teams.

  • Manage the identification and implementation of process improvements by utilizing best practices, system solutions and reporting tools.

  • Manage the support and maintenance of financial systems and interfaces to meet the day-to-day operational needs of the organization.

  • Manage successful financial system upgrade and new implementation projects by:

  • Facilitating fit gap analysis and system design sessions;

  • Planning, prioritizing, leading and executing project plans; and

  • Designing, performing and overseeing system configuration, testing, training, deployment, monitoring and change management.

  • Establish, monitor and communicate project management and system support metrics to maintain accountability and achieve success – projects completed on schedule and budget.

  • Recruit, train and manage team to meet responsibilities of the department and organization.

  • Partner with stakeholders to establish and maintain appropriate system related internal controls and segregation of duties.

  • Advocate and demonstrate the mission, vision and values of our company.


  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), business analyst role or equivalent position is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Accounting, or Finance related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to work effectively as a team leader.

  • Ability to direct department and prioritize projects and work consistent with Company initiatives.

  • Ability to apply strong attention to detail while understanding and considering the big picture.

  • Solid organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to resolve issues with a structured approach. Ability to understand, analyze and communicate technical design, project issues and status effectively.

  • Working knowledge of segregation of duties across system environments.

  • Experience in SOX compliant environment.

  • Demonstrated success in building partnerships across a diverse organization.

  • Highly organized to meet deadlines and maintain priorities.

  • Adaptability to changing business environments.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to drive process improvements.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required.

  • SQL or Query writing knowledge.

  • Experience leading or managing projects is required.


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 apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

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: reach, push/pull, 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 willing to occasionally 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 (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: 85450 to 140900