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Southern Company Staff Accountant – Deferred Tax Accounting in Atlanta, Georgia

Staff Accountant – Deferred Tax Accounting


Staff Accountant – Deferred Tax Accounting

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant – Deferred Tax Accounting is an integral member of the SCS Tax Accounting team and reports to the Income Tax Accounting Supervisor. This position is primarily responsible for preparing detailed tax accounting computations for Southern Company unregulated entities, preparing the consolidated income tax footnote and effective tax rate and coordinating with both internal and external auditors. This role is expected to be a hybrid remote role, primarily remote but with occasional time in the Atlanta office.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide accounting support to department in the corporate income tax accounting area, which includes monthly closing processes, journal entries, analysis and support of all income tax accounts

  • Prepare monthly financial reports for internal and external reporting that summarize various income tax balances

  • Prepare quarterly and monthly account reconciliations, tax analytics, and variance explanations

  • Complete ad hoc projects outside normal recurring tasks

  • Document/update income tax processes

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, strong interest in career in tax accounting, Required; 0-2 years of minimum accounting/tax work experience preferred.

  • Public accounting experience a plus

  • CPA preferred

  • Knowledge and recent professional experience in accounting and/or income tax compliance, with knowledge of GAAP and book/tax differences (ASC 740) preferred

  • Experience with accounting systems (i.e. SOFIA, PowerPlan, Advanced Excel) desired, and experience with UI Financial Planner and PowerPlan--Tax Provision is a plus

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong work ethic, able to pick up on concepts quickly but also have a willingness reach out for assistance when needed

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well with people at various levels, in a team environment and with other departments


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

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 Com. Services, Inc.

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2010097