Black Hills Corporation Accounting Intern (Summer 2019) in Rapid City, South Dakota

Description :

Job Specifications

CLOSING DATE : This position will close on September 28, 2018.

LOCATION : Rapid City, SD


Support and assist with various projects as assigned within the Company’s Finance and Accounting Department. These projects will be assigned consistent with the Company’s Internship Program with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the Company’s multiple business units and enhancing the intern’s ability to apply his/her accounting education in a business environment.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP : Corporate Accounting Sr. Manager


  • Comply with and perform duties within Company policies and procedures.

  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the Company and to enhance the image of the Finance and Accounting Department.

  • Provide support to other departments as scheduled by the Director – Assistant Corporate Controller.

  • Assist all levels of management and staff in interpreting the information you produce.

  • Prepare reports for other areas of the Finance and Accounting Department or other departments. Ensure that information is accurate and presented in a useful and understandable manner. Respond to requests in a timely manner.

  • Assist with journal entries, account reconciliations, reports and accounting close.

  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

  • Compile and analyze data and document project progress or outcome.

  • Validate and distribute financial information as requested.

  • Accurately and timely respond to inquiries.

  • Keep project lead informed on the status of work.

  • Present ideas for improving efficiency of duties.

  • Support and assist the Director - Assistant Corporate Controller and other staff in meeting deadlines and goals.


  • Maintain strong working relationships within the Finance and Accounting Departments.

  • Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with all Black Hills Corporation employees and departments.


  • None required.


  • College student close to graduation working toward a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance or recent graduate with an Accounting or Finance degree.


  • Basic knowledge of business and accounting procedures and methods.

  • Basic knowledge of automated accounting and spreadsheet software.


  • Ability to perform accounting duties of basic to average difficulty.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prepare and give presentations.

  • Attention to detail required.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and applicant information.


  • None required.


  • 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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