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Southern Company Senior Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Accountant



This individual and individuals within their organization, analyze basic through complex transactions to support the development of GAAP compliant financial statements as well as support internal and external financial reporting, account analysis, generation and posting of more complex journal entries, accruals, balance sheet reconciliations, validation and verification, and ad-hoc analysis. Additionally, position includes independent auditor interaction (preparation/review of PBC schedules and face/face communication), functioning as team lead and participation in system and growth initiatives.


Functional Expertise:

  • Reviews the recording of basic to complex transactions; determines and makes appropriate adjustments.

  • Participates in the review of complex general ledger account reconciliations; analyzes and researches outstanding items/issues.

  • Assists with the generation of standard and non-standard reports; analyzes data; tests for reasonableness.

  • Participates in special projects.

  • Coordinates the creation and maintenance of process and procedures documents.

Business Acumen:

  • Provides well-developed professional expertise and decision-making abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Independently and creatively solves problems.

  • Exhibits strong accounting and operational theoretical knowledge.


  • Works with customers (internal and external) to resolve problems; answers questions and provides accounting guidance and recommendations.

  • Can function as team lead and subject matter expert when needed.

  • Collaborates and builds effective relationships with stakeholders.

Driving Results:

  • Responsible for monitoring progress against goals/deliverables; holds self and other accountable for results.

  • Follows organizational policies and procedures.

  • Provides continuous process improvement suggestions and assists with implementations.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting


  • Equivalent academic education and experience


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Related Work Experience:


  • 4 to 6 years advanced accounting experience performing complex financial analysis and research.


  • Equivalent academic education and experience.


  • Audit or cost accounting experience.

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

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Common ERP (e.g., PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) experience – intermediate proficiency.

  • MS Word – intermediate proficiency.

  • MS Excel – intermediate to advanced proficiency.

  • Strong organizational and cross-functional coordination skills.

  • Team player and with the ability to work independently.


Travel Requirements:

  • The incumbent may be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

Work Environment

  • The incumbent works in an office environment.

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 Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2002279

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