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Southern Company Financial Analyst (Hydro Plants) in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst (Hydro Plants)


Financial Analyst (2 Positions)

APC Financial Planning and Budget

These positions are responsible for developing, coordinating, and monitoring all capital and O&M financial activities at the 14 Alabama Power Hydro Plants and 18 Georgia Power Hydro Plants including the accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting processes; assisting in the operational business process; and analyzing cost in a manner useful to management for decision making. These positions will also support Generation outage budget development, spend and tracking across all fossil plants.



  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of accounting, finance, economics or another business-related field required.


  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.

  • Ability to make recommendations to management based on financial trends and projections.

  • Understanding of budgeting, cost tracking and financial projection techniques and methods.


  • Excellent analytical, accounting, budgeting, and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Personal ownership, initiative and leadership.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as under direct supervision or in a team environment.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple assignments with changing priorities.


  • Provide financial analysis and support to the Hydro Plant Superintendents, Hydro Managers, and O&M Manager.

  • Provide financial analysis and support of the Fleetwide Hydro Modernization Program.

  • Develop ten-year capital and O&M budgets with the assistance of key stakeholders including T&PS, Project Managers, Engineers and Management.

  • Research and report monthly/yearly actual to budget variances and trends to plant management and corporate support.

  • Provide quantitative analysis and financial evaluation of capital and O&M expenditures.

  • Support regulatory data requests and audit requests.

  • Support Generation Corporate and Financial Planning on assignments such as generating plant outage spend tracking and other special projects.

  • Provide financial analysis and support as it relates to metrics reporting to outside entities such as Electric Utilities Cost Group (EUCG), National Hydropower Association (NHA), and others.

  • Play a key role in implementing and adopting Enterprise Foundations.

  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, sharing best practices, and business learning opportunities to support successful implementation and adoption of Enterprise Foundations.

  • Building strong working relationships with internal and external business partners to develop a deep understanding of the business.

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

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Atlanta Region Office - 760 Ralph McGill Blvd (760ATLANTA)

760 Ralph McGill Blvd

Atlanta, 30312

Req ID: APC2006641

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