810 Quincy Street | Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-5630
(605) 342-2172


Become a Friend For Life

For over 80 years Ketel Thorstenson, LLP has been providing public accounting services to the Black Hills region. A career with Ketel Thorstenson, LLP provides an opportunity to work with experts in the public accounting field and growth opportunities to CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers, and administrative staff. Come work for the largest firm in the Black Hills and become a friend for life.

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We ensure it’s worth your time and talent, with a 401k program, profit sharing retirement plan, life insurance options, and a nice paycheck.


Whether you need a day off to hike in the hills, are recovering from an injury, or are a new parent, we’ve got you covered with PTO, extended illness leave, conditional leave, and parental leave.


We value your knowledge and continued education. If you plan on taking the CPA exam don’t forget we’ll help pay for it, give you a raise, and congratulate  you with a nice bonus.  We’ll also help you maintain it through free firm provided continuing education opportunities.


We believe in making an ongoing effort to contribute our time and money to the Rapid City and greater Black Hills community. Whether it’s the arts, education, special interest groups, or non-profits, the firm encourages you to get involved.


Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account plans, and discounted membership at the YMCA to keep you and your family happy and healthy. To help you achieve a healthy lifestyle the firm pays for an employee’s medical insurance and provides an affordable family coverage option.


Holidays are time to spend with family and friends, a time to creating lasting memories; the firm gives eight paid holidays a year.


Whether it’s an after-hours happy hour, the annual golf outing, Saturday morning breakfasts, special celebrations, the annual open house, or the end of tax season party, you can be assured that we like to have fun.


Flexible work schedules, employee referral bonuses, company apparel options, advancement opportunities, flextime, and the pleasure of working in a truly fun environment with talented people.

Traci Hanson

“At Ketel Thorstenson, we’re not the stereotypical accountants and auditors–we take the time to have fun too!”

Traci Hanson, CPA
Partner, Black Hills State University
Kyle Kopren

“Ketel Thorstenson, LLP is an incredible place to work because of the culture created by the coworkers. I see on a daily basis how hard work and dedication mixed with a little fun can create a culture that is pleasing to any employee.”

Kyle Kopren
Associate, University of Mary
Kristen Reed

“From the first time I was introduced to Ketel Thorstenson, LLP employees, I felt it was the firm for me. There is not only a standard for excellence, but also an inherent culture of fun and creativity that differentiated it from other firms in the region. I love how much Ketel Thorstenson invests in its community and clients; their heart is in the right place.”

Kristen Reed, CPA
Senior Associate, University of Wyoming
Brady Gabel

“The biggest reason that I chose Ketel Thorstenson was due to the proximity to recreation areas. As someone who loves the outdoors, Ketel Thorstenson’s setting in the Black Hills was a perfect fit.”

Brady Gabel, CPA
Senior Associate, North Dakota State University
Jeff Yennie

“KT provides the opportunity to work in a variety of industries, from non-profit organizations to large manufacturing and highly technical clients. Rapid City also offers the convenience of a larger city, but is still a small to mid-size town, which is appealing for those wanting to live in a rural area.”

Jeff Yennie, CPA
Senior Associate, University of Wyoming
Austin Eichacker

“KT is a great place to work. It has a fun, fast-paced work environment that lets you work with a variety of different clients. I appreciate how KT has made a commitment to develop its employees and give back to the community.”

Austin Eichacker
Associate, South Dakota State University
Carrie Christensen

“I first discovered KT online. In contemplating relocating to Rapid City, I began researching public accounting firms in the area. Through my research, I quickly realized that KT is the premier accounting firm in the area. So basically, I came to KT because I wanted the best! KT has a long-standing commitment to quality, ingenuity, and also, fun! At KT, I have the opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the profession. KT provides me with the challenges and resources I need to grow in my career. I am excited to come to work each morning!”

Carrie Christensen, CPA
Senior Associate, University of Maryland-University College



Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, KTLLP complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the firm has offices. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application process.

Human Resources Department
Phone: 605-716-8096
Fax: 605-342-2172
E-mail: jobs@ktllp.com