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Southern Company Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia



The Accountant position is an integral part of a team that performs all financial accounting for Southern Power Company, an SEC registrant. The position will report up within the Southern Power Company Accounting organization and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Perform activities associated with financial accounting for various key areas for Southern Power Company and its subsidiaries, including monthly journal entries, analysis of financial transactions and results, account reconciliations and other accounting duties as assigned (may include activities to incorporate acquired entities).

  • Ensure that all internal controls surrounding responsibilities are adequate and functioning.

  • Provide management with detailed actual to budget or actual to actual variance explanations as requested.

  • Provide and assist in obtaining relevant accounting and disclosure information for quarterly SEC filings as requested.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual external audit requests as requested, ensuring timely response and maintenance of good working relationship with the external auditor.

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent is required.

  • CPA license (or equivalent) is preferred.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • 5 or more years of accounting experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required.

  • Experience in preparing journal entries and account reconciliations is required.

  • Experience in performing analysis on financial transactions and results is preferred.

  • Experience with the Oracle Cloud is preferred.

  • Knowledge of the utility industry and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) System of Accounts is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements is a plus.

  • Positive, professional attitude with strong interpersonal and communication skills is required; team player.

  • Proactive working style with ability to handle multiple projects and competing deadlines is required; self-directed.

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills are required.

  • Model all aspects of Company Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

Southern Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities. Southern Power Company and its subsidiaries own or have the rights to 35 facilities operating or under construction in nine states with more than 10,500 megawatts of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.

With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, 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 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, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 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.

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SPC2000315