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Southern Company Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia




Southern Company is a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. At Southern Company we are always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry—from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables —help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.

Job Summary

This position performs analytical and accounting tasks in the SCS Fuel Accounting department. Responsibilities include the accurate accounting and reporting of natural gas commodity and hedging transactions for the Southern Company regulated operating companies, as well as Southern Power Company.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare detailed month-end gas cost estimates for the regulated operating companies and Southern Power Company

  • Perform monthly financial closing processes for operating companies and SCS accurately and timely

  • Verify, reconcile, and approve invoices for gas purchase, transportation, and hedging settlements

  • Maintaining gas cost information for review, analysis, and reporting purposes

  • Reconcile and balance gas volumes with various pipeline measurement statements

  • Interface with Middle Office and Front Office to ensure integrity of accounting and exposure data

  • Perform accounting tasks in compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes/Oxley requirements

Educational Requirements

  • BS/BA degree with major or concentration in Accounting is required

  • Advanced degree or certification a plus

Experience, Knowledge, & Skills

  • Specific experience in gas accounting is desired

  • General competency in the natural gas industry from wellhead to burner tip including operational and financial aspects is also desired.

  • Understanding of GAAP, FERC, SEC and other applicable rules, regulations, and reporting requirements, as well as, Southern Company policies and guidelines

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent commitment to accuracy and details

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to self-direct and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and build working relationships

  • Microsoft Excel proficiency

  • Knowledge of Oracle Cloud ERP is preferred

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Our Values (Safety First, Total Commitment, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance)

  • Demonstrates innovative mindset, looks for ways to improve workplace effectiveness

  • Maintains strong customer focus: dedicated to meeting expectations, maintains effective relationships across the organization

  • Values diversity: values differences in people, understands different perspectives and frames of reference, recognizes the link between diversity and organizational success and supports an inclusive workplace

  • Maintains positive attitude

  • Demonstrates flexibility in a changing environment, including a willingness to embrace technological change

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. #LI

Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2010802