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Internal Controls Supervisor- Information Technology

Atlanta, GA

Technology Internal Controls Supervisor


This position is responsible for managing personnel and functions surrounding Southern Company’s technology-related Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls, ensuring all control objectives are achieved to support management’s SOX 404 certification.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Information Security or related field preferred.

  • Certified Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications or related industry certifications preferred.

  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in financial applications support, technology risk, or compliance (financial controls, technology controls or audit).

  • Proficient in assessing technology risk and implementing appropriate controls and policies to support SOX compliance.

  • Ability to effectively apply technology knowledge to evaluate impact and risk associated with key financial applications (KFA), key financial tools (KFTs), and segregation of duties.

  • Have general understanding accounting concepts and requirements to determine appropriate risk levels of applications to financial reporting.

  • Leadership experience preferred, including performance management, and employee development.

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.

  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written to engage, build credibility and maintain relationships with the Technology Organization management, Operations Compliance, Internal and External Audit, and other business partners.

  • Ability to initiate and manage multiple complex projects.

  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with company culture – Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, Superior Performance.

  • Familiarity with Oracle products and Wdesk/Workiva software a plus.


  • Supervise a team responsible for:

  • Supporting the annual SOX risk assessment and design the annual control testing plan ensure to ensure the right technology-related SOX controls are in place, designed and operating effectively.

  • Overseeing the quarterly/annual control certification for IT-related controls.

  • Facilitating the annual SSAE 18 (SOC report) assessments, information provided by the entity (IPE) assessments, and segregation of duties (SOD) analysis.

  • Assess new applications and tools and/or changes to existing applications and tools for SOX impact.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Technology Risk and Compliance, internal auditors, and external auditors to further enable common goals and efficiencies.

  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to achieve process efficiencies around controls testing.

  • Develop and coach direct reports. Expectation is that supervisor will have 2-3 direct reports initially, but total direct reports may change over time.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 5808

Job Category: Accounting & Auditing

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services


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