Accountant at Southern Company (Birmingham, AL)

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This position will be a staff-level accountant in the Alabama Power Fuel Accounting and Revenue Reporting department and will be filled depending on the skills and abilities of the successful candidate. This position will have responsibility for the following:

-Calculate fuel and purchased power regulatory clause recovery for review by accounting management and filing with the Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC)

-Prepare monthly journals for fuel, purchased power, wholesale revenue and joint owner processes

-Analyze and report on Income Statement/balance sheet/cash flow results for presentation at management meetings

-Perform account reconciliations and prepare operating reports and schedules

-Perform Joint Owner billings and reporting

-Prepare financial reporting information related to the fuel, wholesale revenues, purchased power and joint owner processes, such as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings

-Provide reports and coordinate responses to APSC inquiries

This position will work directly with Alabama Power Company's (APC) Accounting Finance and Treasury (AFT) organization, AFT management, other system departments, other operational management, internal auditors, external auditors, and any other providers or users of accounting data to ensure compliance with emerging and changing issues. We will consider teleworking options for locations outside of Birmingham, with the understanding that frequent trips to Birmingham will be



Experience & Education:

  • BS or BA in Accounting is required
  • CPA and an advanced degree are preferred
  • 2 years of work experience in an accounting discipline
  • Experience with a public accounting firm is desirable
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability to apply GAAP and SEC rules and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Committee of Sponsoring Organization framework
  • Knowledge of FERC System of Accounts and rate making concepts a plus
  • Ability to research and understand accounting transactions and regulatory issues and provide sound guidance
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to communicate accounting applications and analysis to non-financial personnel
  • Exhibit strong initiative and require minimal supervision
  • Must handle confidential and sensitive information
Other Attributes:

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with Our Values - Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment
  • Comfortable in a team environment
  • Builds supportive relationships and maintains consistent communication throughout the organization
  • Positive attitude, respects others and their opinions
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be flexible and a decision maker, understanding the broad implications of decisions and work activities
  • Self-starter and results oriented
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative and takes personal responsibility for assignments to ensure client needs are fully met
  • Consistent performance during increased pressures and conscientious about deadlines
Other Requirements:

Extended hours

Weekend work - limited

Travel - limited

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

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: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to): No

Work Location(s):

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2007763
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