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Southern Company Accountant in Gulfport, Mississippi




Summary of Position Duties

Ensure timely and accurate preparation and reporting of accounting information to management, investors, and regulatory bodies. Prepare, review, and analyze monthly entries, financial statements and respond to regulatory data request, cost of service studies and associated data requests. Reconcile account balances to the general ledger. Monitor accounting information and system of internal controls to ensure the Company's accounting practices comply with GAAP, company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements. Serve as the subject matter expert for assigned areas that includes resolution of accounting control & process issues and application of accounting & system knowledge in support of Company personnel.

Job Experience and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required

  • Advanced degree or certification desired

  • Experience and knowledge in Public Accounting is preferred

  • Experience in Utility Accounting is desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral

  • Written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office products - especially Excel spreadsheets

  • Knowledge of accounting theory

Behavioral Attributes

Successful candidate must:

  • exhibit behaviors consistent with the Our Values and PCL

  • be willing to work in a team environment

  • display initiative and strong analytical abilities

  • ability to manage multiple task assignments with overlapping deadlines is required

  • take responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and timely completion of assignments required

Other Requirements

  • Candidate will assist Company personnel in resolving problems and conduct training on Accounting concepts, systems and procedures

  • Successful candidate would be required to perform assigned "storm duty" in the event of a disaster

Special Notes:

  • You must submit a resume when applying for this position

Must currently live in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area or be willing to relocate

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

MPC Corporate Headquarters - 2992 West Beach Blvd (2992GULFPORT)

2992 West Beach Blvd

Gulfport, 39501

Req ID: MPC2002072