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Southern Company Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia




Please note : You must have the ability to function in a hybrid working environment, working both remotely and in-person at the Georgia Power Corporate Office in Atlanta, GA as needed.


The Accountant position will be responsible for supporting the accounting and reporting activities of Georgia Power. The position will work on a team primarily responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of documents to support internal and external reporting objectives, including SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K and FERC Forms 1 and 3-Q, other comprehensive income, hedges and derivatives, disclosure controls procedures, debt accounting, subsidiary accounting, and monthly closing of the Company’s financial records. This position will work closely with other support groups within Georgia Power and the Southern Company system, as well as with internal and external auditors.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures timely and accurate preparation of journals and account reconciliations in order to ensure timely month-end closing and integrity of financials.

  • Prepares assigned sections of and compiles support for required external reports, which include SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K and FERC Forms 1 and 3Q.

  • Analyzes general ledger data trends to support variance conclusions for Georgia Power’s financial statements.

  • Ensures compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, including compilation of control evidence.

  • Promotes innovation, improves repetitive processes, and creates efficiencies in a dynamic work flow environment.

  • Assists with management of the monthly close process.

Job Requirements

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent

  • 2-5 years of experience in the accounting field

  • Proficiency in applying U.S. GAAP

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and/or CPA (or equivalent)

  • Experience in public accounting, technical accounting research, FERC accounting, and/or financial reporting

  • Experience with Oracle Cloud ERP is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to function in a hybrid working environment, working both remotely and in person at the Georgia Power Corporate Office in Atlanta, GA

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and perform with a high level of accuracy to meet tight and often conflicting deadlines

  • Strong project management skills, including prioritizing tasks, being organized, building effective working relationships, balancing workload demands, anticipating next steps, and adapting quickly to changing needs

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people at various levels, including executive management

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to present financial information and concepts in a clear, concise manner; detail-oriented

  • Strong understanding of financial statements, utility concepts, internal controls, and accounting systems

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and research capability, decision-maker; ability to simplify issues into an understandable and achievable plan of action

  • Intellectual curiosity, questioning attitude, and active in professional development

  • Possesses a professional demeanor and provides exceptional customer service

  • Proven ability to identify and execute process efficiencies

  • Strong excel capabilities

  • Open and adaptable to new technologies and systems

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Our Values

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

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.

Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2008969