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Southern Company Auditor, Senior in Atlanta, Georgia

Auditor, Senior


Auditor, Senior


This position is accountable for conducting and leading routine medium and high-risk audits or reviews of assigned areas and leading or assisting with investigative, consulting, or other projects in accordance with audit policies, standards, and practices and IIA standards. In this position, the auditor is expected to plan and deliver audits with less involvement from Internal Auditing management. The auditor seeks input and support from management, primarily during planning, addressing findings or sensitive matters and when results are communicated.


  • Build and sustain relationships with audit clients across all levels of the company

  • Focus on understanding the business and using that knowledge to assist in identifying and monitoring a variety of strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks

  • Apply business acumen, including audit and analytical skills, in all aspects of the job

  • Promote cooperation and foster teamwork to accomplish audit objectives

  • Manage time effectively, work efficiently and meet project deadlines and budget, including monitoring audit hours to assist in meeting departmental goals and metrics

  • Participate in multiple audit projects, with minimal supervision

  • Appropriately alert IA management of any challenges in meeting audit goals or objectives

  • Provide quality assurance for work performed and ensure work conforms to Professional Standards established by the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Produce workable solutions to a range of problems and contribute new ideas to improve Internal Auditing and other organizations

  • Participate in appropriate external organizations to obtain personal and professional training and development and to identify and share leading practices within the organization


Education and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Technology or Cybersecurity

  • Advanced degree is a plus

  • It is expected that the applicant will pursue or obtain at least one job-related certification within two years of entering the department. Examples of job-related certifications include: Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Professional Engineer, Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified Fraud Examiner


  • 5 years internal auditing experience or experience in a related field or industry

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize work successfully in a team setting

  • Demonstrated ability to independently complete routine medium and high-risk audits

  • Demonstrated ability to provide meaningful recommendations based on audit results

  • Demonstrated ability to lead audits and mentor junior staff

  • Experience with Power BI is a plus

  • Experience with auditing large system implementations a plus. (Waterfall/Agile)

  • Understanding data analytic concepts is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective project management skills, including managing time, developing a work plan, taking initiative, and analyzing data.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Intermediate computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and recognizes when to use data analytics

  • Ability to work in a team environment as an individual contributor or independently with self confidence

  • Ability to adapt to changing demands, multi-task, and manage competing priorities

  • Understanding of risk management, internal controls, and governance

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company's values of safety, unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment

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 electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 Diversity Inc, 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 utilities 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. #LI

Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2009809