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Southern Company Tax Accountant- Tax Depreciation & Deferred Taxes in Atlanta, Georgia

Tax Accountant- Tax Depreciation & Deferred Taxes


Tax Accountant

Tax Depreciation & Deferred Taxes


The primary responsibilities of this position are (a) the preparation of tax depreciation and other property-related components of the federal and state income tax returns and quarterly payment estimates for major subsidiaries of The Southern Company; and (b) the calculation of deferred tax data for financial accounting purposes. Other responsibilities are listed below.

This position will be located in Atlanta, GA at the GPC Corporate Headquarters building.


  • BS in Accounting required

  • CPA highly preferred

  • Corporate income tax return preparation experience, including working knowledge of code, regulations, and administrative pronouncements

  • Experience with a regulated utility preferred, with deferred income tax accounting knowledge

  • Some tax research experience preferred

  • MS Excel skills required; PowerPlan and PowerTax skills highly preferred

  • Ability to apply thorough technical knowledge of income tax returns

  • Knowledge of electric utility business and regulated accounting

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; communicating effectively at all organizational levels with both technical and non-technical employees

  • Good business judgment


  • Prepares depreciation and other property-related Ms for federal and state income tax returns

  • Prepares depreciation and other property-related Ms for estimates of quarterly payments to the IRS and states

  • Prepares federal and state deferred income tax actualization data and entries

  • Prepares federal and state deferred income tax budgets

  • Utilizes PowerTax software in all of above

  • Researches tax law and determines optimum tax treatment of complex transactions and document conclusions

  • Assists subsidiaries' tax accounting personnel in identifying and understanding book/tax differences

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 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: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2008570

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