Financial Analyst I, II or III at Southern Company (Atlanta, GA)

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Financial Analyst I, II or III


Job Summary:

This position provides financial and operational support to achieve the goals and objectives of the Southern Operations businesses of Southern Company GAS. The focus is on value creation by engaging in analysis, identification of issues, support of the Financial Plan and implementation of strategy with timely and accurate management reporting. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a team player with strong attention to detail, able to manage multiple competing priorities and possess effective communication skills at various levels of leadership.


The position may be filled at the Financial Analyst I (Level 2). Financial Analyst II (Level 3) or Financial Analyst III (Level 4). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education and certifications may be eligible for the advanced grade.

This will be a hybrid working environment with remote working 2-3 days per week. Infrequent Traveler (5%-10% travel): The incumbent may be required to travel on a very limited basis.

Functional Expertise:

  • Provides business area value added analysis and reporting (monthly variance reporting, trending, projections, presentations, and ad-hoc analysis) to support business decision makers
  • Supports business areas in plan creation (budgets, forecasts and strategic)
  • Works with business area leaders to achieve desired results
  • Provides support for journal entries for month-end close activities
  • Supports business area needs (non-budget/finance)
Business Acumen:

  • Ability to analyze data from multiple sources to help drive business decisions
  • Ability to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Articulates results, variances, and key drivers effectively
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the business and industry in analyses
  • Proposes recommendations and alternatives to meet objectives

  • Collaborates with business area to understand trends and initiatives (current and future)
  • Builds effective relationships with business area(s) supported
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the business area supported
  • Influences business decisions by sharing analyses and expertise
  • Supports business user needs for FP&A system tools and templates
Driving Results:

  • Monitors results versus plan and works with business leaders to achieve desired results
  • Develop automated reporting tools to support timely and efficient management of information.
Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or other requiring application of analytical techniques
Related Work Experience:


Related Work Experience:


  • Up to 2 years of financial analysis experience
  • Up to 2 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience

Related Work Experience:


  • 2-5 years of financial analysis experience
  • 2-5 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience

Related Work Experience:


  • 5-7 years of financial analysis experience
  • 5-7 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience
  • Experience working with senior executives on an individual and team basis
Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Strong data analytics with experience using data visualization tools, such as Tableau or Power BI
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft financials, Oracle Planning or similar systems
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

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, 21st century coal, 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 DiversityInc, 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.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2004447
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