Financial Analyst II, III or Sr.

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Financial Analyst II, III or Sr.


Job Summary:

This position provides financial and operational support to achieve the goals and objectives of the Southern Operations businesses of Southern Company GAS which includes Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga 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 collaborator with strong attention to detail, able to manage multiple competing priorities and possess effective communication skills at various levels of leadership.

Please note, this position is part of a job family and may be filled as one of the following grade levels:

  • Financial Analyst II (Level 3)
  • Financial Analyst III (Level 4)
  • Financial Analyst Sr. (Level 5)

Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education and certifications may be eligible for the advanced grade.

This role typically reports into Director, Utility Planning and Analysis, has 0 direct reports, and is based at Southern Company Gas Headquarters within a (hybrid) work environment (2-3 days onsite). Travel requirements may include (10%-25%) of your day: The incumbent may be required to travel to field operations service centers within Georgia and Tennessee.


Operating Expense & Capital Expenditure Forecasting and Reporting

  • Partner with leadership to produce annual operating and capital budgets. Serve as a business partner guiding them through best practices aimed at high levels of accuracy.
  • Align planning processes to the corporate planning calendar to ensure all forecasts are submitted timely and accurately.
  • Consolidate and submit annual budgets to corporate Financial Planning and Analysis as part of the annual budget process.
  • Assist in producing quarterly forecasts incorporating actual results and updated assumptions.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget templates, reports and presentations for directors, VPs, President, and other corporate leadership.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and provide recommendations for process improvements resulting in reduction of expenditures and/or increased non-regulated revenues.
  • Track risks and opportunities to forecast with transparency to finance leadership to mitigate surprises.
  • Own preparation of various presentations to the Executive Team

Monthly Closing and Reporting

  • Month-end close responsibilities: review accrual reports, prepare and submit journal entries, corporate submissions, expense management, budgetary support for cost centers and ad hoc analysis.
  • Gather data and perform analytical reviews of actual results versus budget, forecast, and prior year at varying levels of the organization and across different information systems; prepare and present monthly financial reporting packages including detailed variance explanations.
  • Tracks and reports on Capital Expenditure spend across the organization and meets with business leaders to understand the initiatives regarding month-to-month changes.

Business Process Management

  • Participate in special projects as required, including process improvement and financial tools development and implementation.
  • Support regulatory data requests and audit requests.
  • Create, update and/or maintain dashboards with key performance metrics.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


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

Related Work Experience:


Financial Analyst II:

Related Work Experience:


2-5 years of financial analysis experience.

2-5 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience.

Financial Analyst III:

Related Work Experience:


5-7 years of financial analysis experience.

5-7 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience.

Experience collaborating with senior executives on an individual and team basis.

Financial Analyst, Senior:

Related Work Experience:


7 years of financial analysis experience.

7 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience.

Experience collaborating with senior executives on an individual and team basis.

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to convert data into meaningful and actionable reports and presentations that successfully communicate information to management.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments along with good organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Advanced Microsoft office skills (MS Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Power-BI)
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft financials, Oracle Planning, or similar ERP systems
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)


Utility, natural gas or other energy industry experience

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: ASC2000105

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