Accountant at Southern Company (Atlanta, GA)

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Job Summary

This position performs analytical and accounting tasks in the SCS Materials Accounting department. This position is responsible for accurate valuation and reporting of materials and supplies inventory for the Southern Company electric operating companies, as well as, SCS, SNC and GAS.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Perform monthly financial closing processes accurately and timely
  • Monitor and reconcile assigned accounts for accuracy and appropriate financial statement presentation
  • Perform accounting tasks in compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes/Oxley requirements. This includes providing reports, schedules, variance analysis, journal entry documentation, memos and explanations supporting each company's financial statements
  • Ensure accounting impact of inventory related transactions is appropriate
  • Support Materials Accounting field personnel to insure full accounting during physical inventories
  • Support Supply Chain and Plant personnel as needed with accounting inquiries
Educational Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree with major or concentration in Accounting is required
  • Advanced degree or certification a plus
Experience, Knowledge, & Skills

  • Understanding of GAAP, FERC, SEC and other applicable rules, regulations, and reporting requirements, as well as, Southern Company policies and guidelines
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and research capability, decision-maker with excellent commitment to accuracy and details, ability to simplify issues into an understandable plan of action
  • Strong Excel capabilities
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP, OACS, and Maximo is preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to self-direct and manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and build working relationships
Other Requirements

  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Extended hours and weekend work as required
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: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

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

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

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

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2010522
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