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Tax Analyst I or II, Indirect Tax

The primary function of the Tax Analyst I, Indirect Tax, is to support tax objectives, goals, and priorities in coordination with Accounting, Treasury, and Regulatory and align with the broader goals of the organization. This role is responsible to support all aspects of indirect tax processes. These include monthly preparation and filing of indirect tax compliance, supporting tax planning projects, monitoring tax legislative activities, assisting with tax examinations, and driving digital & analytic transformation. 

SALARY RANGE:   (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)
  • Level I: $50,000 - $75,050
  • Level II: $60,350 - $90,600

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Senior Manager – Indirect Tax

LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota

  • Assist in the preparation, forecasting and reporting of the Company's property tax, sales and use tax, franchise fee compliance and reporting.
  • Assist in the coordination of tax compliance for periodic preparation of tax returns and statutory filings.
  • Support and maintain effective internal controls and support the preparation of variance analyses and account reconciliations. 
  • Provide accurate and timely information and support disclosure requirements in SEC, Regulatory and other filings, as requested.
  • Build and maintain interdepartmental relationships and external relationships with state and local taxing authorities. 
  • Research and timely communicate the interpretation of tax legislation, rate changes, and rules.
  • Drive continuous improvement of tax processes using digital workflows and other tools to automate manual data entry and extractions.
  • Support the development of tax policies and initiatives that support and enable business strategies.
  • Analyze and interpret company financial forecasts and results.

  • Assist in process improvements, data automation development, and other strategic initiatives. 
  • Support tax controversy oversight of applicable state and local tax audits and property tax valuations by managing correspondence and communications with taxing authorities and internal stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Level I
  • No experience required. Training Provided.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, such as Accounting, Finance or Economics required. 
Level II
  • Minimum of (3) three years of accounting or tax experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, such as Accounting, Finance or Economics required. 

  • Strong intellectual curiosity that includes analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service, both internal and external.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products, specifically Excel.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Knowledge of current tax laws and regulations or high motivation to be an indirect tax subject matter

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 agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 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 discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 
Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are 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. If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.