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Southern Company Revenue Assurance Accounting Supervisor in Naperville, Illinois

Revenue Assurance Accounting Supervisor


Job Summary:

This position manages 3 to 4 professional accounting staff in the performance of duties relating to revenue accounting and unclaimed property management. This position is responsible for ensuring that journal entries are recorded in accordance with GAAP, and that relevant internal controls, including SOX controls, are performed properly. The group provides information for internal and external financial reporting, performs balance sheet reconciliations, and designs and performs adhoc analysis to answer business questions – often from Rates and Regulatory groups. The position includes independent interaction with both internal and external auditors, Municipal and State employees with regards to unclaimed property and revenue taxes, and customers who have questions on unclaimed property items.

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency

Functional Expertise:

•Manages a professional staff of 3 to 4 accountants 1

•Performing necessary validation and close related tasks to ensure accurate and timely close process.

•Oversees the recording of basic to complex transactions, in the general ledger and in the revenue reporting system; determines and makes appropriate adjustments.

•Oversees the performance of general ledger account reconciliations; analyzes and researches outstanding items/issues.

•Generation of standard and non-standard reports; analyzes data; tests for reasonableness.

•Perform internal controls, recognizes and promptly reports issues when they arise, and suggests improvements to make controls more effective.

•Participates in the testing and implementation of business system changes related to revenue or unclaimed property

Business Acumen:

•Calculates, reviews, and analyzes financial information; analyzes variances; uses professional judgment and expertise to perform complex estimates and calculations.

•Provides well-developed professional expertise and decision-making abilities.

•Capable of analyzing and reconciling large volumes of data.

•Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.

•Independently and creatively solves problems.


•Works with customers (internal and external) to resolve problems; answers questions and provides accounting guidance and recommendations.

•Collaborates and builds effective relationships with stakeholders

•Coordinates month-end close process

•Effectively motivates staff

Driving Results:

•Responsible for meeting month end, quarter end, and year-end financial deadlines

•Responsible for monitoring progress against goals/deliverables; holds self and other accountable for results

•Follows organizational policies and procedures

•Provides continuous process improvement suggestions and assists with implementations.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required: BA/BS degree in Accounting, or equivalent academic education

Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Related Work Experience:


6 to 7 years advanced accounting experience

Or equivalent academic education and experience


Supervisory experience

Public accounting experience

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


Intermediate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

ERP (e.g., PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) and reporting (e.g., TM1, Essbase, etc.) experience – advanced proficiency

MS Word – intermediate proficiency

MS Excel –advanced proficiency

Strong organizational and cross-functional coordination skills

Team player and with the ability to work independently


Database experience (MS Access or other) demonstrating the ability to design and implement queries and reports

Experience in ERP systems implementation

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Travel Requirements: 5 to 10% annually. The incumbent may be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

Work Environment: The incumbent works in an office environment.


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Other Locations: United States

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: GAS2003409

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