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Southern Company Property Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

Property Accountant


The Property Accountant ensures property related transactions are accounted correctly and timely for internal and external reporting purposes. Activities include preparation of monthly journal entries; account reconciliations; support schedules; calculating depreciation expense and closing fixed asset within PowerPlan application; compliance with property related SOX-controls.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform monthly journal entries; account reconciliations; variance analysis; and cash-flow support

  • Maintain property records in PowerPlan application monthly tasks include calculating depreciation expense; closing fixed assets; updating work order status; retiring assets; adding locations and other updates as needed.

  • Review administer and approve capital projects for accounting appropriateness

  • Monitor capital charges to ensure adherence to company capitalization policy

  • Serve as subject matter expert by providing accounting guidance to both accounting and non-accounting co-workers to resolve capital related transactions

  • Provide support for quarterly audits; SEC data requests; and tax schedules

  • Ensure internal controls and surrounding responsibilities are adequate

  • Respond to periodic and/or ad hoc requests related to fixed assets and depreciation

  • Create annual budget and periodic reforecasts for depreciation expense

  • Participate in periodic testing related to the PowerPlan and other applications

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


  • 5 years experience is required

  • Experienced in working with Accounting ERP applications is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of GAAP, FERC and SEC and other rules, regulations and reporting requirements as well as Company policies and guidelines is required

  • Organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Our Values (Safety First, Total Commitment, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance)

  • Fosters relationships with internal customers; managers; peers and is a team player

  • Values diversity and differences in people, understands different perspectives and frames of reference, recognizes the link between diversity and organizational success and supports an inclusive workplace

  • Shows flexibility in a changing environment including a willingness to embrace technological change

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.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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 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: SPC2000312