Fuel Staff Accountant

Birmingham, AL

This position will be a staff-level accountant in the Alabama Power Fuel Accounting and Revenue Reporting department and will be filled depending on the skills and abilities of the successful candidate. This position will have responsibility for the following:

  • Calculate fuel and purchased power regulatory clause recovery for review by accounting management and filing with the Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC)

  • Prepare monthly journals for fuel, purchased power, wholesale revenue and joint owner processes

  • Analyze and report on Income Statement/balance sheet/cash flow results for presentation at management meetings

  • Perform account reconciliations and prepare operating reports and schedules

  • Perform Joint Owner billings and reporting

  • Prepare financial reporting information related to the fuel, wholesale revenues, purchased power and joint owner processes, such as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings

  • Provide reports and coordinate responses to APSC inquiries

This position will work directly with Alabama Power Company's (APC) Accounting Finance and Treasury (AFT) organization, AFT management, other system departments, other operational management, internal auditors, external auditors, and any other providers or users of accounting data to ensure compliance with emerging and changing issues. We will consider teleworking options for locations outside of Birmingham, with the understanding that frequent trips to Birmingham will be required.


Experience & Education:

  • BS or BA in Accounting is required

  • CPA and an advanced degree are preferred

  • 2+ years of work experience in an accounting discipline

  • Experience with a public accounting firm is desirable

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability to apply GAAP and SEC rules and reporting requirements

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Committee of Sponsoring Organization framework

  • Knowledge of FERC System of Accounts and rate making concepts a plus

  • Ability to research and understand accounting transactions and regulatory issues and provide sound guidance

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Ability to communicate accounting applications and analysis to non-financial personnel

  • Exhibit strong initiative and require minimal supervision

  • Must handle confidential and sensitive information

Other Attributes:

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Comfortable in a team environment

  • Builds supportive relationships and maintains consistent communication throughout the organization

  • Positive attitude, respects others and their opinions

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills

  • Be flexible and a decision maker, understanding the broad implications of decisions and work activities

  • Self-starter and results oriented

  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies

  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative and takes personal responsibility for assignments to ensure client needs are fully met

  • Consistent performance during increased pressures and conscientious about deadlines

Other Requirements:

  • Extended hours

  • Weekend work - limited

  • Travel – limited

Alabama Power provides safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to 1.5 million customers across the lower two-thirds of Alabama.

For more information, visit www.AlabamaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/AlabamaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/AlabamaPower), LinkedIn (Linkedin.com/company/alabama-power), and Instagram (Instagram.com/alabamapower).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

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 Identification: 4984

Job Category: Accounting & Auditing

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Alabama Power