Accountant (Birmingham, AL)

| Birmingham, AL
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Southern Company is a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. At Southern Company we are always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry-from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables -help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.

Southern Company Services (SCS) currently has a position available in our accounting department located at our corporate office in Birmingham, AL. This position is an integral part of a team that performs traditional accounting, billing, and financial & regulatory reporting. Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field of study.
  • CPA or CPA candidate highly preferred. An advanced degree is desired.
  • Minimum of 2 years of recent general accounting experience (public accounting experience preferred); including experience in financial reporting and financial statement preparation.
  • Knowledge of the following:
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations
  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accounting rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including working with people at all levels, and across multiple functions and multiple company locations.
Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of journals with appropriate support in order to ensure timely month-end closing and integrity of financials.
  • Complete account reconciliations by scheduled due date and ensure adequate supporting documentation is included with the reconciliation.
  • Prepare management analysis report of accruals, deferred debits/credits, balance sheet and cash flow analysis, etc.
  • Prepare annual and quarterly external audit requests, as needed, ensuring timely response and maintenance of a good working relationship with auditors.
  • Promote innovation, improve repetitive processes, and create efficiencies in a dynamic workflow environment.

  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and perform with a high level of accuracy to meet tight and often conflicting deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills, including prioritizing tasks, building effective working relationships, balancing workload demands, anticipating next steps, and adapting quickly to changing needs.
  • Possesses intellectual curiosity and a questioning attitude.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and research capability.

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 Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: 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

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: SCS2010956
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