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Southern Company Financial Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst


The Financial Analyst position will provide financial leadership, planning, and support to meet corporate and business goals and objectives; ensure compliance with policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations that govern our business; establish and maintain effective relationships and communications with business unit and corporate partners to achieve these objectives. Provide insight on and influence financial business decisions that will drive growth and operational excellence including, target setting, reporting and analysis, planning and forecasting, corporate financial direction.

Job Experience and Education

  • B.S./B.A. in Engineering, Business or related field required; advance degree preferred

  • Basic understanding of GAAP and FASB

  • Relevant financial planning and management experience preferred

  • O&M budgeting, Finance, Accounting or similar experience highly desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles and procedures

  • Familiarity with General Accounting Procedures and Corporate Guidelines

  • Firm grasp of key financial concepts- Net income, EPS, cash flow analysis, revenue requirements

  • Working knowledge of financial management information systems and tool (PowerPlant, SOFIA, Oracle AP, Maximo, Budworks, CAMP)

  • Ability to manage stress and balance multiple priorities while producing high quality work under intense workloads and pressure

- Possess:

-- Strategic thinking and planning skills

  • Creative analytical and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated accounting and finance skill

  • Excellent computer skills - especially Excel, Power Point, and Word; Strong modeling skills a plus

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide financial and compliance analysis to various management teams.

  • Build strong working relationships with internal and external partners to develop the deep business understanding necessary to draw conclusions and make recommendations

  • Analyze financial risks and opportunities and develop insights to influence the organization’s business decisions

  • Analyze the business, identify issues and recommend solutions that improve the business unit's financial or operational performance in areas of responsibility including:

  • Budget preparation

-- Financial analysis, guidance, reporting, & communication

  • Ensuring accurate accounting and reporting of financial information

  • Making recommendations for allocation of resources and identification of cost savings opportunities

  • Supporting your business unit ensuring that all financial targets are met

  • Keep compliance highly visible -

  • Help management & supervision ensure employees understand and perform their roles & responsibilities and are knowledgeable of applicable policies and procedures that govern their activities

  • Perform required control activities to ensure compliance

  • Provide guidance to employees on accounting, finance and compliance related issues

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships and communications within the business unit and corporate partners

  • Lead and/or manage special projects as required

  • Occasional Travel and extended overnight stay for on and off system storm logistics and other business needs is required

Behavioral Attributes

Models all aspects of Our Values. Understands broad implications of decisions and work activities, determines steps needed to achieve goals, exhibits a high degree of initiative and personal responsibility. Detailed, positive motivator, dependable, flexible, customer focused, team player, intelligent risk-taker, and results oriented.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

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 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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2007779

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