Southern Company Financial Analyst - Treasury in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst - Treasury


This position manages daily Money Desk activities for Southern Company and most of its subsidiaries. The Money Desk manages daily liquidity through commercial paper borrowings and short-term investments. This role works closely with multiple groups, including Cash Operations, Capital Markets, and Financial Planning, to forecast and manage short-term cash positions and needs. To perform these duties, the candidate must quickly gain and maintain a broad understanding of the Company’s cash flows, in addition to broadly understanding short-term financial markets and products. Activities include short-term liquidity forecasting and management for Southern Company and most of its subsidiaries. This role is required to perform multiple financial controls, and the successful candidate must exhibit significant diligence and attention to detail. The Money Desk also provides support for the Cash Operations team as well as other teams in SCS Treasury (capital markets, banking, credit monitoring and derivatives).


Education :

  • Candidate should possess a BS/BA degree in economics, finance, math, accounting, engineering or related field of study. A master’s degree, CPA, Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) or other relevant degrees / certifications are an advantage.

Experience :

  • Two to five (2-5) years in finance, accounting or treasury functions.

  • Cash management experience in a large corporate is an advantage.

Knowledge & Skills :

  • Strong financial analysis skills and a demonstrated ability to apply those skills to a variety of issues to reach reasonable, well thought out conclusions / recommendations.

  • Ability to broadly understand the Company’s business and operations to effectively forecast and manage changing liquidity needs.

  • Ability to broadly understand the Company’s changing business needs and changes in markets / products in order to effectively improve processes and operate efficiently.

  • A demonstrated aptitude for working with computer systems and proficiency with Microsoft Excel is important.

  • Strong background knowledge in finance and accounting is essential, including the principles of strong internal controls. Ability to balance strong customer-service with the efficient management of resources is required.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Strong candidates will be able to balance conflicting demands and tight deadlines.

  • Must demonstrate a strong attention to detail and diligence for controls.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including clear and confident communication with both internal and external parties.


  • Execute daily Money Desk activities (liquidity management for multiple Southern Company entities, including commercial paper issuance and short-term investments).

  • Short-term liquidity forecasting.

  • Ongoing development of Money Desk through monitoring of marketplace for products and best practices, recommending updates to investment policies and managing commercial paper dealer performance.

  • Support the Cash Operations team, including back up responsibilities.

  • Compliance with internal controls.

  • Monitor bank services, including fees and service levels.

  • Assessment and implementation of new commercial bank products and processes.

  • Assist other Treasury teams (capital markets, derivatives, credit monitoring) as required.

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: Finance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2007695