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Southern Company Tax Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

Tax Accountant



This is a senior level tax accountant position that handles all aspects of the property tax cycle for multiple business units with varied business models. The position is responsible for accurately and timely preparing state and local separate company and centrally assessed state unit value property tax returns. This position reviews assessment notices for potential valuation differences and initiates appeal discussion with the property tax assessors. This position also performs research analysis, files tax abatement and incentives requests, and responds to notices from tax authorities. This position includes preparing budgets for estimated tax liability, preparing journal entries, and completing monthly and quarterly account reconciliations. The position includes the timely processing and payment of property tax bills. This position will also be charged with providing support to the other accountants on the team as well as assisting in creating, standardizing, and implementing new processes and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher

  • Proficiency with tax research software

  • MS Excel – advanced proficiency

  • MS Word – intermediate proficiency

  • Time management skills


  • 7 years property tax experience in a large accounting firm or large public company environment

  • Experience working in the public utility or energy industries

  • IPT CMI -Property Tax designation

  • CPA

  • Oracle, PeopleSoft, PowerPlan experience


  • Prepare state and local separate company and centrally assessed unit value property tax returns, review assessments and initiate valuation discussions, and process tax payments.

  • Performs research analysis and provide business unit support for M&A inquiries, FERC reporting, SOX requirements, and various other business needs as well as responding to notices from tax authorities.

  • Prepare property tax budgets, prepare and submit monthly journal entries and adjustments, complete monthly and quarterly property tax account reconciliations

  • Provide support to the other accountants on the team as well as assisting in creating, standardizing, and implementing new processes and procedures.

  • Participates in cross-training initiatives to ensure that the department has coverage in the event of absences and to provide opportunities for employee growth and development.

  • Assists property tax supervisor with technology implementations including testing the new software

Additional Information

  • This position will include 5-6% travel


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 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: SCS2008397

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