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Southern Company Financial Analyst I, II, III or Senior in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst I, II, III or Senior



This position is focused on providing budget planning, forecasting and analysis for Southern Company Gas. This position requires strong analytical skills with the ability to work closely with business unit leaders to analyze and assess potential financial risks and opportunities.

This position may be filled as Financial Analyst I, II, III, or Senor. Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.


Functional Expertise:

  • Provides monthly variance reporting, trending, projections, presentations, and adhoc analysis to support business decision makers within the supported organization.

  • Supports annual budget process, quarterly forecasts, and periodic internal reporting as necessary for the organization.

  • Works with business area leaders to achieve desired results.

  • Assess financial performance against target, including risks and opportunities to the plan.

  • Provides support for journal entries to close the books.

  • Capable of developing automated internal reporting and presentation for senior management.

  • Performs financial and ad-hoc analysis as requested including monitoring capitalization rates, overtime and other variable pay.

Business Acumen:

  • Analyzes financial and non-financial data to help drive business decisions.

  • Articulates results, variances and key drivers effectively.

  • Develops recommendations and alternatives to meet objectives.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the business and industry in analyses.


  • Fosters relationships with managers, peers, customers and is a team player.

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of business.

  • Influences business decisions by sharing analyses and expertise.

Driving Results:

  • Monitors results versus plan and works with business leaders to achieve desired results.

  • Identifies process and/or profit improvements.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


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


  • MBA or CPA/CFA

  • Energy company experience

Related Work Experience:


Financial Analyst I

  • Up to 2 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields.

Financial Analyst II

  • 2-4 years’ experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields.

Financial Analyst III

  • 4-6 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields.

Senior Financial Analyst

  • 7 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields.

  • Experience working with senior executives individual and team basis

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

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Ability to handle multiple projects with changing priorities.

  • Ability to work independently yet keep management informed as appropriate.

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.


  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Understanding of ERP/Financial systems and databases.

  • Knowledge of Oracle Planning.


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

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...): No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2003708

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