Accountant

Georgia Power | Atlanta, GA

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Posted Date 7/13/2017
Description

Accountant

Description

Accountant

Southern Financial Reporting is looking for an accountant with 2 years of experience. The position will provide accounting support for the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements in the Southern Financial Reporting department. This department offers excellent career opportunities for the ideal candidate.

This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide assistance in preparing and analyzing Southern Company's consolidated monthly preliminary earnings information.

  • Provide assistance in preparing the monthly and quarterly actual vs. actual and actual vs. budget variance analysis reporting.

  • Provide assistance in preparing and analyzing information for the quarterly Southern Company earnings release, earnings call, and in support of Investor Relations.

  • Provide assistance with the quarterly preparation of the “Out of Period” and “Passed” adjustments schedules as well as Appendix A for the external auditors and Audit Committee.

  • Provide assistance with Southern Financial Reporting's SOX-related activities and ensure compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act.

  • Provide audit support to both internal and external auditors as required.

  • Serve as a Company Coordinator and assist in the preparation of the annual form 10-K and quarterly 10-Q filings.

  • Participate and assist with special project activities including, but not limited to, Southern Financial Reporting's Business Assurance Plan, Accounting Research, and other ad hoc requests from management, subsidiary companies or other departments as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required

  • CPA or CPA candidate desired

Experience Requirements

  • 2 years of accounting experience in one or more of the following areas: public accounting, financial accounting, regulatory accounting, finance or auditing is required

  • Experience with Oracle, Excel, and Word is desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, related rules and regulations

  • Knowledge of Securities and Exchange Commission rules and reporting requirements

  • Knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accounts

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance requirements

  • Understanding of accounting, specifically utility accounting and ratemaking principles

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details

  • Ability to interface effectively with accounting personnel at Southern Company’s subsidiaries, SCS Financial Planning, and others across the Southern system.

  • Works well with others.

  • Ability to support multiple assignments simultaneously under tight deadlines. Works well under stress.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Behavioral Attributes

  • Self motivated team player who takes ownership and responsibility

  • Exhibits behaviors consistent with Southern Company's values of safety first, unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment

  • Uses discretion concerning confidential and sensitive issues/information

  • Positive, professional attitude with strong interpersonal skills

Southern Company is America's 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 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 utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com at http://www.southerncompany.com/ .

We offer a competitive compensation package. 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 Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2006818

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