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

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Financial Analyst II, III or Senior


Job Summary:

This position focuses on providing budget planning, forecasting and analysis for Southern Company Gas. This role primarily supports areas under the GAS corporate service providers. This position requires strong financial and analytical skills with the ability to work closely with business unit leaders to analyze and assess potential financial risks and opportunities.

This position may be filled as Financial Analyst II, III or Senior. Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.


Functional Expertise

  • Provide monthly variance reporting, trending, projections, presentations, and ad hoc analysis to support FP&A leadership and the business leaders of the supported organizations.
  • Participate in the monthly close process including preparation of accruals, journal entries, reconciliations and other normal closing responsibilities as needed.
  • Serve as the financial lead for the business as related to the annual budget process, quarterly forecasts, and periodic internal reporting for the organization.
  • Work closely with business area leaders to achieve desired financial and operational results.
  • Assess financial performance against target, including risks and opportunities to the plan.
  • Performs financial and ad-hoc analysis as requested including monitoring full income statement including margin, operating expenses, other income and net income.
  • Capable of developing automated internal reporting and presentation for senior management.
Business Acumen:

  • Analyzes financial and non-financial data to help drive business decisions.
  • Articulates results, variances and key drivers effectively.
  • Understands financial accounting standards and procedures and is comfortable with accruals, journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Develops recommendations and alternatives to meet objectives.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the business and industry in analyses.
  • Works with both business and FP&A leadership to evaluate and manage requests for additional funding throughout the fiscal year.

  • Fosters relationships with managers, peers, customers and is a team player.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of business.
  • Influences business decisions by sharing analyses and expertise.
Driving Results:

  • Monitors results versus plan and works with business leaders to achieve desired results.
  • Identifies process and/or profit improvements.

Education, Certifications/Licenses


  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or other requiring application of analytical techniques.

  • MBA or CPA/CFA.
  • Energy company experience.
Related Work Experience:


Financial Analyst II

  • 2-4 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields.
Financial Analyst III

  • 4-6 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields.
Senior Financial Analyst

  • 7 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields.
  • Experience working with senior executives individual and team basis.
Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Ability to handle multiple projects with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently yet keep management informed as appropriate.
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of Oracle Planning
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Hybrid work environment working onsite/in the office 2 - 3 days per week.

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 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 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: ASC2000103
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