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Southern Company Analyst, Rate in Atlanta, Georgia

Analyst, Rate

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Summary

Excellent opportunity for achievement and responsibility for work that has significant financial impact and value for Southern Company Gas and its four local distribution companies in Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Illinois. The Rates & Tariffs department supports the Company’s regulatory, strategic, marketing, operational and financial goals by developing rates, forecasts and regulatory filing documents accurately and timely, by administering and implementing tariffs and rates correctly and timely, and by defending the Company’s regulatory positions. The Rates Analyst is responsible for calculating and documenting periodic updates to rates and riders as well as supporting major regulatory activities, such as company rate cases. The objective is to produce rates within specific tariff requirements and applicable law that enable the recovery of significant utility costs. The Rates Analyst reports directly to the Manager, Rates and Tariffs Administration.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare rate analyses, schedules, witness testimony, exhibits and data request responses in conjunction with various regulatory processes, including company rate cases.

  • Implement rates, timely and accurately, by working closely with Accounting, Billing, Information Technology and other departments.

  • Document and clearly communicate rate changes to other departments, including support for external communication.

  • Write, review, interpret and apply tariff language relevant to current business processes.

  • Maintain and thoroughly document processes, models, Excel worksheets, files, tariffs and relevant information.

  • Respond to internal inquiries for rate comparisons and bill impacts.

  • Interpret changes in market conditions and numerical data related to tariff charges and communicate the impact of the results.

  • Support and review economic feasibility study analyses for new business projects.

  • Support the departments’ analytics, forecasting and regulatory activities, as needed.

  • Support other activities and ad-hoc requirements in the larger department.

  • Train other employees and other departments regarding rates activities.

  • Leadership responsibility and opportunity.

Desired Qualities & Abilities

  • Excellent work ethic

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Positive attitude and energy

  • Maintain positive relationships with teammates and many different stakeholders

  • Ability to communicate in a range of situations and people, i.e., from a high level in simple terms down to a detailed level with complex topics and information

  • Ability to lead and perform significant projects of long duration

  • Utility Rates, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Regulatory, or Engineering experience

  • Experience with regulatory processes and activities

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Strength and experience with organization and documentation of large, complex models and processes and information

  • Strength and experience.e with innovation and continuous improvement

  • Excel spreadsheet, Word and PowerPoint skills and experience Level 5: Education and Experience Required: • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or relevant fieldPreferred: • M.B.A. or Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or relevant field Related Work Experience: Required: • 5 - 7 years of relevant work experiencePreferred: • 5 years of relevant work experience Specific Skills& Knowledge: Required: • Microsoft Excel experience with good finance and analytical competencies. Competencies with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Word). Level 6: Education and Experience Required: • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or relevant fieldPreferred: • M.B.A. or Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or relevant field and/or C.P.A. Related Work Experience: Required :• 7 years of relevant work experience

Specific Skills& Knowledge:

Required:

  • Microsoft Excel experience with good finance and analytical competencies. Competencies with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Word). Preferred:

  • Advanced Excel skills and financial modeling.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

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 www.southerncompany.com.

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: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2002004

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