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Southern Company Financial Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst


This position supports Southern Power Company's (SPC) financial planning and analysis processes. Primary responsibilities include: performing cash management activities and monthly cash flow forecasting, developing SPC's long-term financial plans, annual budgets and quarterly earnings guidance, supporting the annual debt ratings process and bond financings at Southern Power, and performing financial analyses to support operational initiatives and strategic planning efforts. This position will also provide support for power plant acquisitions, new construction and remarketing efforts to achieve SPC's long-term growth strategy. The candidate will work primarily with Accounting, Project Analysis and Market Assessment, Southern Company Treasury, Southern Company Tax, Commercial Optimization and Trading, Generation Services, Energy Trading, Acquisitions, and Business Development groups.


  • Assist in maintenance and preparation of Corporate Financial Plan and annual budget

  • Assess financial performance against targets, including risks and opportunities to the Plan

  • Maintain corporate UI Financial Model

  • Support power plant acquisition analyses and remarketing efforts

  • Perform sensitivity analyses related to the Financial Plan

  • Assist in credit ratings process and Rating Agency interactions

  • Creation of reports and presentations for Executive Management

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline.

Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience in a financial analysis, treasury, risk management, accounting or other related field desired.

  • Experience with UI Planner is a plus

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Candidates must have an understanding of corporate and project finance principles, accounting concepts and financial statements.

  • Prior financial planning or budgeting experience required.

  • Experience building and maintaining complex financial models preferred.

  • Exceptional analytical and modeling skills in Excel are essential.

  • Knowledge of the wholesale electricity industry is preferred, but not required.

  • Demonstrate all aspects of Our Values.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to work independently while keeping management informed as appropriate.

  • Possess technical competence and analytical skills including problem solving and innovation.

  • Takes personal responsibility and ownership for corporate success.

  • Employs good business sense and achieves business results and objectives.

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects with changing priorities.

  • Fosters relationships with peers, managers and customers and is a team player.

  • Proactively seek enhancements to existing processes.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to gain support as well as to represent the department in maintaining client relationships.

  • Effective time and project management skills.

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor- owned utilities, and commercial and industrial customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 55 facilities operating or under construction in 14 states with more than 12,500 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

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: SPC2000394