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Black Hills Energy Regulatory & Finance Manager in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Regulatory & Finance Manager

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States

Job ID: 33597

Date Posted: Sep 14, 2021

Salary: $ 85450 to $ 140900 annually

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Job Specifications

Support the manager in all aspects of the regulatory and financial process for assigned jurisdiction or function in order to achieve success for the customer and company. Support and assist in the development of regulatory policies and initiatives that support business strategies, including the development and filing of rate case applications. Support and assist in the preparation, presentation, and reporting of information for internal decision-making and filings with the appropriate Commissions and/or regulatory body. Support the manager as a key financial and regulatory business partner to state leadership and functional areas across BHC. Support the development, analysis, and interpretation of financial forecasts, including budgets and strategic plans. Support the preparation of variance analyses against budget and prior years. Assist in the preparation of expert testimony and provide expert testimony as advised in filings and regulatory reviews before Commissions.

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

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Regulatory and Finance

LOCATION: This position can be located in Cheyenne, WY or our Company Headquarters in Rapid City, SD.

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit thelocations page (https://careers.blackhillsenergy.com/pages/our-locations) 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Build and maintain the financial plan (budget and strategic plan) which can be used as a basis for variance analysis against actuals.

  • Evaluate 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.

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

  • Assist manager to partner with operations to strategize, prepare, and analyze strategic plan, budget, forecasts, and reports.

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

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

  • Analyze and interpret company financial forecasts and results.

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

  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations related to assigned operations.

  • Support the development of regulatory policies and initiatives that support business strategies, including the development and filing of rate case applications.

  • Provide accurate and timely support for regulatory filings.

  • Work with operations to develop initiatives that increase revenue opportunity or decrease expense.

  • Perform due diligence procedures primarily related to accounting and financial reporting systems.

  • Partner with operations and corporate organizations on budget completion and strategies.

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

  • Support state regulatory process by interpreting financial data and information including 5 year planning on rate case strategies.

  • Exercise management authority concerning staffing, development, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations and terminations in accordance with company policies and laws.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of (7) seven years of finance, accounting or regulatory related experience.

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

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Experience in the development of business analysis tools and creation of financial planning models.

  • Professional certification (CPA, CMA, CFA) or advanced degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of accounting and financial concepts including internal controls.

  • Experience working with a large accounting, budgeting or statistical software systems

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • In-depth knowledge of financial documents and how they drive the business.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

  • Working understanding of utility operations and a basic understanding of regulatory/ratemaking processes and their accuracy within forecasts.

  • Ability to build and maintain project schedules.

  • In-depth knowledge of return-on-investment calculations and cost of capital calculations.

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

  • Self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to balance multiple projects effectively in a multifaceted, fast-paced environment while meeting target dates.

  • Strong documentation skills.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to partner with accounting to drive effective decisions through use of GAAP, FERC and other accounting research.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.

  • Ability to make decisions with minimal direct supervision; demonstrate initiative to work independently as well as with a team.

  • Ability to provide quantitative analysis of actual results to budget and prior periods

  • Recommend and implement process and technology improvements.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 may occasionally: 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 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 up to 25% (e.g. 1 week or 5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee 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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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

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