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Higher Job Growth

Over 10-Year Period


Larger Retirement

Great Place to Work


Rapid City, SD


Full Time



RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.


Rapid City, SD - B-Business Support G&A

RESPEC is a nationally recognized engineering consulting company seeking a Director of Accounting in our Rapid City, SD office. This position is responsible for planning and directing the accounting operations of the company including the maintenance of accounting principles, practices, and procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises team of accountants
  • Oversees the operations of the Accounting Department, which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and payroll
  • Oversees training programs and identifies training needs


  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk
  • Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards
  • Recommends, prepares, and analyzes benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance
  • Works with business unit analysts to prepare and analyze annual budget and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management
  • Provides financial analysis, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Works with external auditors and provides needed information for the annual audit
  • Prepares, calculates, analyzes, and finalizes indirect and overhead rates used for federal overhead rates (FAR/CAS) as well as similar overhead rates for various state contracts
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements
  • Works with accounting software personnel to manage upgrades, integrations, etc. or to deal with issues that arise
  • Works with business units and staff on revenue recognition and monthly revenue reconciliation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred, but not required

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications, the following education and skill set are preferred:

    • Proven ability to manage or supervise a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Organizational and time management skills
    • Proficient in accounting and tax preparation software
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software

Compensation: Salary depends on experience and expertise. We offer a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, dental, holidays, paid leave, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), continuing education, and professional society memberships. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.