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Southern Company Tax Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

Tax Accountant




The primary responsibilities of this position are :

(a) The preparation of tax depreciation and other property-related components of the federal and state income tax returns and quarterly payment estimates for major subsidiaries of The Southern Company; and

(b) the calculation of deferred tax data for financial accounting purposes. Other responsibilities are listed below.

Remote work available for out of state candidates!


Education Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting required

  • CPA highly preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Corporate income tax return preparation experience, including working knowledge of code, regulations, and administrative pronouncements

  • Experience with a regulated utility preferred, with deferred income tax accounting knowledge

  • Some tax research experience preferred

  • MS Excel skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to apply thorough technical knowledge of income tax returns

  • Knowledge of electric utility business and regulated accounting

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; communicating effectively at all organizational levels with both technical and non-technical employees

  • Good business judgment

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Self-directed with strong initiative

  • Uses discretion concerning confidential and sensitive issues/information

  • Organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities

  • Able to make decisions

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrates continuous learning habits

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, resolves conflict, and confronts issues constructively


  • Prepares depreciation and other property-related Ms for federal and state income tax returns

  • Prepares depreciation and other property-related Ms for estimates of quarterly payments to the IRS and states

  • Prepares federal and state deferred income tax actualization data and entries

  • Prepares federal and state deferred income tax budgets

  • Utilizes PowerTax software in all of above

  • Researches tax law and determines optimum tax treatment of complex transactions and has the ability to document conclusions

  • Assists subsidiaries' tax accounting personnel in identifying and understanding book/tax differences


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: SCS2010094