Southern Company Tax Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

Tax Accountant


Southern Company is seeking an experienced tax accountant for our compliance team. Reporting to the Director, Tax Compliance, the Tax Accountant will be responsible for the preparation of federal and state income tax returns and quarterly payment estimates for Southern Company and its subsidiaries. Other responsibilities are listed below. As a member of the Tax Compliance team, the Tax Accountant will also uphold the Southern Company core values: Superior Performance, Safety First, Total Commitment and Unquestionable Trust.

This position will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters building.


  • Prepares federal and state income tax returns

  • Prepares quarterly tax estimates for determining payments to the IRS and states

  • Prepares intercompany allocations of consolidated tax data

  • Researches tax laws, determines optimum tax treatments of complex transactions and documents conclusions

  • Prepares amended income tax returns due to audit settlements

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


Education Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting required

  • CPA highly preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • 5 years Corporate income tax return preparation experience

  • Utility accounting experience (highly preferred)

  • Tax research experience

  • Experience utilizing tax return preparation software (preferably CorpTax software)

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to apply thorough technical knowledge of income tax returns

  • Thorough understanding of Utility issues and accounting

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • 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

  • Versatile and resourceful

  • Able to make decisions

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrates continuous learning habits

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company's values of unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment

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. Southern 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 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 Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

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: SCS2007934