Financial Analyst, I at Southern Company

| Atlanta, GA
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Financial Analyst, I


Financial Analyst

Work Location(s): Alabama Power Corporate Headquarters in Birmingham, AL or Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

Job Summary

The Financial Analyst position is part of a small team responsible for providing financial leadership, planning, and support to meet Company goals and objectives. The Analyst works with all levels of employees, including Executive leadership in the Company and throughout Southern Company to analyze, research, prepare, and communicate financial and operating information. Provides influence and insight on financial business decisions that will drive growth and operational excellence including target setting, reporting and analysis, planning and forecasting, and financial direction. The position requires detailed financial analysis, accuracy, initiative, and effective communication skills.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field requiring application of analytical techniques required
  • 2 years of budgeting, finance, accounting, or similar experience required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles and procedures
  • Firm grasp of key financial concepts including net income, EPS, and cash flow analysis
  • Ability to manage stress and balance multiple priorities while producing high quality work
  • Detailed but can keep the big picture in view to solve a problem or recommend a solution
  • Confident enough to question, while being open-minded to the ideas of others
  • Determination to push through frustration to understand an issue and figure out a strategy
  • Trustworthy to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Take personal responsibility for Company and personal success
  • Self-starter with the desire for continuous improvement
  • Possesses:
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills
  • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated finance and accounting skills
  • Excellent computer skills- especially Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Prepare accurate and timely budget and projections:
  • Financial analysis, guidance, and reporting (O&M, capital, revenue, affiliate billings)
  • Develop annual 5-year budget with the assistance of key stakeholders
  • Maintain ten-year financial business plan
  • Support business partners ensuring all targets are met
  • Accurate projection of earnings, affiliate billings, capital, and cash requirements
  • Prepare analysis and reports for management, employees, Board of Directors, and affiliate customers
  • Build strong working relationships with internal and external partners to respond to their needs
  • Analyze business challenges and opportunities, oftentimes through special projects, and provide solutions to achieve financial targets and improve financial or operational performance
  • Maintain lease information, including payments and revenues
SouthernLINC Wireless is the wireless communication service from Southern Company which combines multiple communication services into one handset or installed device, including Instant LINC two-way radio, phone service, numeric and text messaging, and wireless data and Internet access. SouthernLINC Wireless operates in the Southeast and targets businesses, government and Southern Company subsidiaries.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is Americas premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 Americas 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 utilities in Fortunes 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 Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Communications, Inc.

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to): No

Work Location(s):

SouthernLINC Atlanta - 5555 Glenridge Connector (5555ATLANTA)

5555 Glenridge Connector

Atlanta, 30342

Req ID: COM2000291
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