Southern Company Property Accountant in Birmingham, Alabama

Property Accountant


This position is an integral part of a team that performs fixed asset accounting and provides accounting support for various organizations throughout Alabama Power Company. The position also participates in financial & regulatory reporting. In addition to the accounting proficiencies required, the ability to build and maintain relationships across the Company will also be a key element for the successful candidate.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensure fixed asset accounting is performed in accordance with GAAP and regulatory requirements and that all financial and regulatory reporting requirements are met.

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly journal vouchers, account analyses, and account reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure all work is thoroughly documented, meets a standard of re-performance and can be easily followed.

  • Maintain an effective system of internal controls and provide proper documentation.

  • 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.

  • Perform accounting research and benchmarking in an effort to ensure compliance and best practices.

  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field of study required.

  • Advanced degree, CPA or CPA candidate is desired.


  • 0-2 years of recent general accounting experience in public accounting, industry, or a combination of both.

  • Fixed asset accounting experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the following applicable accounting rules and regulations and the ability to interpret the guidance and make recommendations:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accounting rules and regulations

  • Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations

  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements.

  • Ability to coordinate work assignments with schedules and requirements of other employees is required.

  • Ability to communicate accounting applications and analyses to non-financial employees.

Behavioral Attributes, Skills, and Abilities

  • Exemplify Southern Company Values at all times (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Total Commitment, and Superior Performance) and adhere to the Southern Company Code of Ethics.

  • Exhibit a positive attitude, initiative, and show respect for others and their opinions.

  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing requirements.

  • Exhibit strong organizational skills with the ability to facilitate multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • 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 attention to detail.

  • Display computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

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 Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2005583