Accountant at Southern Company (Birmingham, AL)

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Southern Company Financial Reporting is looking for an accountant to assist with the overall preparation and coordination of Southern Company's annual Form 10-K and quarterly Form 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as other SEC filing responsibilities. This department offers excellent career opportunities for the ideal candidate.

This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia, but open to other remote work locations.


  • Provide assistance in the overall quarterly SEC reporting process (10-K/10-Qs), including the preparation of multiple working drafts distributed to reviewers around the Southern Company system leading up to the ultimate filing with the SEC.
  • Provide assistance reviewing comments on 10-K/10-Q drafts from executives, attorneys, accountants, and external auditors and making the appropriate revisions.
  • Provide assistance maintaining and completing the control checklist for disclosures included in the 10-K/10-Q notes to financial statements, including requesting and assembling support documentation and corresponding management approval.
  • Provide assistance preparing and maintaining tie-out support files for all 10-K/10-Q notes to financial statements disclosures.
  • Provide assistance to users of Workiva's Wdesk application across the Southern Company system with any questions, troubleshooting, or efficiency improvements.
  • Learn the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) process as it relates to the 10-K/10-Q filings and assist with the continued maintenance of XBRL in Southern Company's filings.
  • Provide assistance with the annual Conflict Minerals reporting efforts and help ensure due diligence is performed for Form SD filing requirements.
  • Provide assistance reviewing and verifying information included in the Annual Report to Shareholders.
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other internal control processes.
  • Provide audit support to both internal and external auditors as required.
  • Participate and assist with special project activities including, but not limited to, Southern Company Financial Reporting's Business Assurance Plan, Accounting Research, Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG) Reporting, and other ad hoc requests from management, subsidiary companies, or other departments as required.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • CPA or CPA candidate desired
Experience Requirements

  • Accounting experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: public accounting, financial accounting, regulatory accounting, finance, internal controls, or auditing
  • Experience with Workiva's Wdesk application is desired
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, related rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of Securities and Exchange Commission rules and reporting requirements
  • Understanding of accounting, specifically utility accounting, and ratemaking principles
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Ability to interface effectively with accounting personnel, disclosure attorneys, and other subject matter experts across the Southern Company system.
  • Works well with others.
  • Ability to support multiple assignments simultaneously under tight deadlines. Works well under stress.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to): No

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

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2010783
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