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Black Hills Energy Accounts Payable Processor in Rapid City, South Dakota

Accounts Payable Processor

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States

Job ID: 33330

Date Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Salary: $14.35 to $21.63 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Accounts Payable Processor will perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance of the accounts payable master vendor file and the processing of accounts payable transactions for Black Hills Corporation and all subsidiaries maintained in Rapid City.

SALARY RANGE: $14.35 - $21.63 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


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 thelocations pageon our career website.


  • Review and process invoices and check requests.

  • Resolve invoice discrepancies.

  • Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries.

  • Assist other accounts payable department members with accounts payable responsibilities during their absences.

  • Obtain a strong understanding of the automated Accounting Systems in PeopleSoft and FileNet.

  • Maintain an orderly, accurate and secure filing system for applicable Company records.

  • Provide support to employees with questions about the accounts payable or expense system.

  • Promptly provide routine information to vendors and employees as requested.

  • Add new vendor information.

  • Work with the systems department to update existing vendor information, such as address, location address, remit to address, ACH information, etc. as required.

  • Maintain and verify W-9 information for new and existing vendors.

  • Work with the purchasing department to ensure new vendors and vendor changes are made in a timely manner to meet purchasing needs of the company.

  • Maintain documentation and perform job duties in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.

  • Scan all documentation including but not limited to invoices and credit card statements for all subsidiaries processed in Rapid City.

  • Prepare and distribute required annual 1099 tax forms.

  • Review, process, and reconcile credit card information and assist employees with expense reports.

  • Assist in accurate and timely filing of all applicable reports (internal and external).

  • Assist in the implementation of PeopleSoft upgrades, conversions, and new company set-up when required.

  • Present ideas for improving efficiency in processing accounting data.

  • Inform Accounts Payable Supervisor of any processing or system issues.


  • Support and assist the Accounts Payable Supervisor and other staff in order to meet deadlines and goals.

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


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Associate’s Degree in Business or Accounting preferred.

  • 1-2 years of prior accounts payable processing experience preferred.


  • Working knowledge of business and accounting procedures and methods, including automated accounting systems.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

  • Knowledge of accounts payable rules, regulations, processing procedures, record keeping and control systems.

  • Ability to perform accounting duties of average difficulty.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.

  • Ability to multi-task and work under the pressure of deadlines.


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. No travel is required for this role.

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: 14.35 to 21.63