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Southern Company Financial Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst



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, representing the Southern Company system to Wall Street investment banks, Investment Managers, and treasury vendors.

This role works closely with multiple groups, including Cash Operations, Capital Markets, and Financial Planning, to forecast and manage short to medium-term cash positions and liquidity 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 financial markets and short-term liquidity products. Activities include short to medium-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, attention to detail, and strong communication skills.

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).



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


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

  • Cash management experience, including treasury workstation 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.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills – both oral and written

  • 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.


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

  • Short to medium-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 management back up responsibilities.

  • Compliance with internal controls.

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

  • Monitor bank services, including fees and service levels.

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

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: 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: SCS2010787