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Director Accounting - (Relocate to Rapid City)

Company: Black Hills Energy
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job Specifications
We are seeking a strategic hands-on leader to join our growing Energy and Utility organization. The Accounting Director will ensure that Black Hills Corporation has the staff, processes, systems, and internal controls necessary to report, in an accurate and timely manner, the financial results in compliance with GAAP, FERC and management needs to assess financial performance of the businesses.
You will be responsible for the direct oversight of accounting functions including corporate accounting, margin accounting, and accounts payable. You will also implement and maintain a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded. Partner with Director - Financial Reporting and Accounting Research to ensure that all information supporting financial reporting is prepared in compliance with financial policies, SEC requirements, FERC and GAAP. Partner with Director - Corporate Regulatory and Finance to ensure alignment between historical financial analyses and forecasted financial positions. Partner with the Director - Fixed Asset Accounting to ensure fixed assets are accurately reflected within financial statements.
LOCATION: Rapid City, SD

  • Full Relocation is offered for this position. Our benefits include but are not limited to: home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, trips home during temporary housing, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home marketing and home finding assistance, home sale closing cost assistance, appraised value home purchase option, relocation adjustment allowance, destination purchase closing cost assistance, and a partial home equity advance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.
  • We are headquartered in Rapid City, and think you'll find that it is the ideal community to live and work in. With hiking trails within city limits and the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to get out and enjoy nature.
    • Rapid City - Hidden Gem of the West:
    • Rapid City Chamber of Commerce: SALARY RANGE: $131,800 - $183,220 (Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)
      CLOSING DATE: This position will remain open until filled.
      REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Vice President, Corporate Controller and Treasurer
      ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
      • Oversee critical corporate accounting functions including corporate accounting, margin and accounts payable.
      • Maintain strong understanding of GAAP, FERC and SEC pronouncements and other regulations pertinent to the Company in coordination with the financial reporting and accounting research team.
      • Ensure financial statements are completed timely and accurately in compliance with GAAP, FERC, and SEC requirements; accounting estimates are appropriate given the risks and uncertainties involved; and accounting records contain the information necessary to meet reporting requirements.
      • Manage all monthly, quarterly and year-end close activities. Coordinate work with internal and external audit plans. Responsible for implementation of agreed upon recommendations as a result of audit findings.
      • Establish strong business partner relationships and be seen as the company's technical expert in accounting matters; act as a strategic partner with the business by providing timely analysis and support to solve accounting related issues.
      • Develop, implement, maintain and monitor internal controls within accounting processes to ensure the accuracy of our consolidated financial records and statements including compliance with Sarbanes Oxley. Partner with organization leaders to ensure compliance with internal controls.
      • Develop and maintain strong accounting policies and procedures.
      • Lead and create efficiencies in accounting processes by implementing process improvements, technology driven solutions and automation. Partner with Accounting Systems to ensure all financial systems are properly operating to capture and produce timely and accurate information and support the company's growth.
      • Build, lead and inspire a high-performing Accounting organization with a focus on developing and implementing solid succession planning
      • Assist in the adoption and implementation of new accounting pronouncements
      • Ensure documentation is maintained for all processes and procedures. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
        • Exercise management authority concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations and terminations in accordance with company policy and law. Lead staff in appraising performance, directing work, rewarding and disciplining employees and addressing complaints and resolving problems of their respective teams. Create an atmosphere of open communication and a sense of urgency to problem resolution. Lead department in a manner that emphasizes the Company's values.
        • Actively participate as a member of committee assignments. (e.g. Disclosure Review Committee, Executive Risk Committee, Audit Committee, etc.)
        • Maintain compliance with risk management policies and procedures.
        • Serve as a key member on enterprise-wide projects including mergers and acquisition activity. Support due diligence efforts and communicate accounting and financial reporting implications based on findings. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
          • Demonstrate ability to build trust and develop strong cross-functional relationships across the organization including all accounting functions, human resources, internal audit, investor relations, operations, financial management and regulatory, supply chain, tax, and treasury to ensure achievement of common goals.
          • Participate in Senior Leadership meetings as assigned by supervisor.
          • Participate in Audit Committee and Board of Director meetings as assigned by supervisor.
          • Maintain strong working relationship with internal and external audit team.
          • Develop strong partnerships with accounting leadership in other organizations. EXPERIENCE:
            • Minimum of ten years of experience in public accounting; audit, or consulting experience required.
            • Utility experience preferred.
            • Experience with publicly traded company preferred.
            • Five or more years of highly technical and progressive management experience.
            • Five or more years of proven management and supervisory abilities. EDUCATION:
              • BS in Accounting/Finance required.
              • MBA or CMA preferred. KNOWLEDGE:
                • Must have strong technical accounting skills with extensive knowledge of SEC reporting requirements and US GAAP.
                • Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting and reporting guidance and regulations issued by FASB, SEC, FERC, and other regulatory bodies.
                • Knowledgeable of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements. SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
                  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and strong cross-functional relationships across an organization to achieve common goals
                  • A hands-on leader; broadly shares responsibility and accountability of both routine and important tasks and decisions; provides timely and thoughtful feedback
                  • Decision maker with ability to exercise excellent judgement
                  • Thrives in a high pressure, fast-paced, and rapidly changing environment
                  • Takes a collaborative and proactive approach to problem solving, with an ability to turn findings into executable plans
                  • Highly analytical and systematic
                  • Strategically-minded; contributes to holistically solving business problems
                  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a direct communicator who can distill information into a digestible presentation for senior executives
                  • Customer and safety focused
                  • Strong people leadership skills and the ability to build solid succession planning
                  • Able to motivate and mobilize others; creates a team culture where everyone wants to do their best and deliver results
                  • Sets performance direction by translating broader business initiatives into clear team objectives and individual goals, aligning appropriately with other groups for efficient, coordinated action CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:
                    • A CPA designation preferred. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
                      • Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation. 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 2800 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, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay..... click apply for full job details

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