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Southern Company Tax Accountant in Birmingham, Alabama

Tax Accountant


This position will be responsible for a number of tax-related duties including: the monthly income tax provision (ASC 740/FAS 109) calculation; tax and regulatory compliance/reporting with the exception of income tax return preparation, which is not a responsibility of the Alabama Power Tax Department; providing tax account analysis information for monthly, quarterly, and annual management reports and meetings; tax account reconciliation processes and tax-specific internal control performance and testing; communicating tax-related information for both internal and external service providers; providing tax research and planning assistance; and coordinating with Treasury personnel on tax payments.

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Experience & Education:

  • BA or BS in Accounting required

  • Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Management Accountant preferred

  • 2 years of experience preferred in corporate tax/financial accounting (with an emphasis/experience with tax provision calculations) in public accounting, industry or a combination of both

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in preparing and/or reviewing ASC 740 (FAS 109) calculations

  • Strong tax research skills

  • Knowledge of applicable accounting rules and regulations, including ASC (FASB), SEC, FERC & IRS guidelines, and the ability to interpret and make recommendations

  • Strong analytical and communication skills – reconciliations, variance review, accounting application examination as well as good oral and written communication skills including ability to communicate accounting concepts with non-accounting personnel

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines is required

  • Coordination of work assignments with the schedules and requirements of other employees is also a requirement

  • Computer literate in Microsoft applications as well as experience with an electronic tax research service preferred

Other Attributes:

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture, Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment, which include:

  • Building supportive relationships and maintaining consistent communication throughout the organization

  • Exhibiting a positive attitude and showing respect for others and their opinions

  • Demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills

  • Being a self-starter and results oriented

  • Complying with applicable laws, regulations and policies

  • Maintaining consistent performance during increased pressures and being conscientious about deadlines

  • Exhibiting initiative and taking personal responsibility for performance

Other Requirements

  • Extended hours, weekend workdays, and travel may be required on a very limited basis

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as a licensed operator of three nuclear generating plants and fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric 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 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, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development, and is consistently ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2006426

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