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Southern Company State Income Tax Planning Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

State Income Tax Planning Manager




The State Income Tax Planning Manager role provides comprehensive state income tax planning, the objective of which is to identify and adopt optimal filing strategies that result in the lowest legal state income tax liability without adversely impacting operations. These strategies may relate to (1) the recognition and timing of income, deductions, and credits; (2) apportionment methods; (3) separate versus combined, consolidated, or unitary filings; and (4) other opportunities.


  • CPA certification required

  • Masters of Taxation strongly preferred

  • 10 years multistate income tax expertise

  • Experience coordinating state audits

  • State income modeling tools, including Excel, Corptax, Alteryx, etc.

  • Excellent research skills

  • Analytical and inquiring mind

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Aptitude for effective communication

  • High level of energy/engagement

  • Ability to influence at multiple levels of the organization

  • Experience managing relationships with auditors from various state departments of revenue

  • Ability to evaluate the tax implications of company activities and develops strategies to minimize the tax obligations.

  • Ability to understand the needs, interest, strength and opportunities of others, and use that understanding to grow and develop employees and team


  • Coordinate state audits

  • M&A planning

  • State legislation tracking

  • Identify state filing gaps and adopt filing strategies to reduce state income tax liabilities

  • Design and implement strategies to address state filing gaps

  • Manage relationships with states departments of revenue

  • Advises management on future changes to tax law and/or regulations and possible impact to the organization


  • Demonstrates “Our Values” of Safety First, Superior Performance, Total Commitment and Unquestionable Trust in all interactions.

  • Ethical Behavior: Is widely trusted; deals fairly and ethically with everyone; presents facts in an honest and direct manner; maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Innovation: Looks for ways to improve workplace effectiveness; solicits the creative ideas of others; efficiently works within budget and time constraints; exhibits willingness to work out of comfort zone.

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

  • Customer Focus: Dedicated to meeting expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; maintains effective relationships across organizations.

  • Teamwork: Communicates openly and values honesty; listens to others; works with others toward common goals.

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 electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 Diversity Inc, 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 utilities 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. #LI

Job Field: Finance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2008955

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