Business Analyst Sr at Southern Company

| Atlanta, GA
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Business Analyst Sr



Job Summary

Southern Company is seeking a professional Business Analyst to join our Shared Services Support (SSS) organization to support the PowerPlant fixed asset, lease, and tax accounting software system. The system is comprised of modules that maintain capital assets throughout their life cycles, calculate book and tax depreciation on these assets, maintain leases, and compute current income taxes, deferred income taxes, and property taxes.

Job Responsibilities :

Support the PowerPlant system

  • Support the monthly close. Analyze, explain, and resolve any questions or problems encountered during the close
  • Use business knowledge, accounting expertise, analytical skills, and experience to recommend and implement robust, best practice solutions
  • Resolve system problems in a timely manner by investigating problems using analytical skills, programming skills and, when necessary, working with the software vendor. Follow Southern Company change management policies and work with our Technology Organization to implement any required changes to the system.
  • Perform system configuration and processing requests from the internal clients we serve
  • Test and verify new software versions
  • Understand the new Enterprise Foundations environment and its impact on the PowerPlant system. Provide support for go-lives.
  • Obtain a detail understanding of interfaces both into and from the PowerPlant system. Use expertise and analytical skills to maintain these interfaces.
  • Learn PowerPlan Modules
  • Expand your knowledge of the PowerPlant suite of modules. Acquire expertise in multiple areas of the system
Job Requirements


  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Accounting or a related discipline is required.
Job Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of experience with financial or accounting systems is required
  • Experience with the PowerPlant system, although not required, is encouraged
  • Previous experience providing end-user support to multiple user groups
  • Working knowledge and understanding of processes and procedures related to Accounting processes desired
  • Proficient in data management skills with experience using SQL to query data required to analyze and solve problems
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required for this position
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with SQL is required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office application tools with emphasis on Excel Pivots required
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Proactive problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; communicating effectively across all organization levels
  • Demonstrate sound business judgment and outstanding customer service
  • Work effectively across the entire organization - with non-technical and technical professionals
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks
Behavioral Attributes :

  • A high degree of initiative and personal responsibility ("ownership") for assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a team, build superior relationships, and collaborate across the Southern Company Accounting Finance and Treasury and Technology Organization groups
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

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, 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 Diversity Inc, 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. #LI

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport, Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta, Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

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

2992 West Beach Blvd

Gulfport, 39501

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2010346
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