Southern Company Accountant - Corporate in Birmingham, Alabama

Accountant - Corporate


Accountant – Birmingham, AL

Job Summary

This position is an integral part of a team that performs daily accounting, billing, budgeting, and financial activities of the Pooled Inventory Management (PIM) department of Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC).

The PIM program provides a mechanism for utilities throughout the United States to jointly procure and store nuclear generating unit equipment items which are very expensive and have such a low probability of failure that it is not effective for utilities to individually stock them. The PIM program functions through Pooled Equipment Inventory Company (PEICo), which holds title to the equipment.

Southern Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates three top performing nuclear plants on behalf of Alabama Power Company and Georgia Power Company. Southern Nuclear consistently achieves exemplary ratings for safety and power output and ranks among the premiere nuclear power management organizations in the United States. We currently have an Accountant position available at Southern Nuclear Headquarters in Birmingham, AL (Highway 280 and I-459).

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting.

  • Minimum of 2 years of recent accounting experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with people at all levels throughout the organization.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform daily accounting functions such as billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable journal entries, posting of accounts, and projections.

  • Participate in the preparation of the PEICo Annual Plan and Budget.

  • Participate in the annual audit by independent auditor and implement recommendations with respect to the books, systems and controls.

  • Provide information for the preparation of PEICo’s tax filings for Federal, Alabama, Tennessee, and Delaware returns.

  • Communicate with PEICo utility members and contractors regarding financial aspects of the PIM program.

  • Reconciliation of PEICo bank accounts.

  • Responsible for adherence to PEICo Accounting Procedures.

Behavioral Attributes, Skills, and Abilities

  • Adhere to the Southern Company Code of Ethics.

  • Exemplify Our Values at all times (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment).

  • Exhibit strong organizational skills with the ability to facilitate multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Utilize strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, be a self-starter, a decision-maker, flexible, self-directed and a team player.

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a commitment to accuracy, and strong attention to detail.

  • Cultivate a questioning attitude in an effort to gain and maintain a thorough understanding of accounting operations, computer systems and applications, and Company policies and procedures.

  • Display advanced computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 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 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 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.


Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2005390