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Southern Company Accountant in Birmingham, Alabama



Southern Company is a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. At Southern Company we are always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry—from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables —help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.

Accountant - Birmingham, AL

Southern Company Services (SCS) currently has a position available in our Accounting department located at our corporate office in Birmingham, AL. This position is an integral part of a team that performs traditional accounting, billing, and financial & regulatory reporting. Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field of study.

  • CPA or CPA candidate highly preferred. An advanced degree is desired.

  • Minimum of 7 years of recent general accounting experience (including public accounting experience, preferred); including experience in financial reporting and financial statement preparation.

  • Knowledge of the following:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations

  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accounting rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including working with people at all levels, and across multiple functions and multiple company locations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of journals with appropriate support in order to ensure timely month-end closing and integrity of financials.

  • Complete account reconciliations by scheduled due date and ensure adequate supporting documentation is included with the reconciliation.

  • Prepare management analysis report of accruals, deferred debits/credits, balance sheet and cash flow analysis, etc.

  • Prepare annual and quarterly external audit requests, as needed, ensuring timely response and maintenance of a good working relationship with auditors.

  • Promote innovation, improve repetitive processes, and create efficiencies in a dynamic work flow environment.


  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and perform with a high level of accuracy to meet tight and often conflicting deadlines.

  • Strong project management skills, including prioritizing tasks, building effective working relationships, balancing workload demands, anticipating next steps, and adapting quickly to changing needs.

  • Possesses intellectual curiosity and a questioning attitude.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and research capability.

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. #LI

Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: United States

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2010644