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Financial Analyst


This posting is to fill a Financial Analyst position within the APC Finance and Corporate Planning Team. The position will be responsible for supporting various Business Units ensuring their financial reporting and analysis objectives are met.

Location: Birmingham, Alabama (Alabama Power Corporate Headquarters) / Hybrid

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in implementing Enterprise Foundations related reporting and analysis
  • Preparing budgets, performing monthly cost analysis, identifying variance drivers, and performing ad hoc financial analysis
  • Preparing in-depth analysis to develop costing models that help streamline processes and to gain efficiencies
  • Analyzing financial risks and opportunities and developing insights to guide the leadership team on financial decisions around business performance.
  • Addressing O&M and capital reporting needs, profitability analysis, specific sensitivity/trending analysis, and metric related information
  • Building strong working relationships with internal and external business partners to develop a deep understanding of the business
  • Developing and delivering executive level presentations capable of clearly articulating the Company's financial goals and objectives
  • Supporting regulatory strategic analysis
  • Identifying and leading opportunities for continuous improvement, sharing best practices, and engaging in team building and business learning opportunities
Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent or four or more years of relevant experience.

  • Familiar with the preparation of General Ledgers, Basic Knowledge of FASB requirements, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Foundation systems and tools
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and strategic focus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite with proven focus on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold confidentiality
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledgeable on financial principles such as net income, earnings per share, cash flow analysis, and revenue requirements
  • Ability to utilize and develop tools to access, integrate, analyze, and visualize data from multiple sources
  • Proficiency in tools such as Microsoft Excel, Toad for SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Management, Visual Studio
  • Knowledge of data analytics platforms is a plus (i.e., Oracle Analytics, Power BI, etc.)
  • Communicate with stakeholders in a clear and concise manner - demonstrates organizational savvy
  • Commitment to continuous personal development and process improvement
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and in a team environment
  • Intellectual curiosity
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 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 Field: Finance

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: APC2007329
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