Southern Company Financial Analyst, I , II, III & Sr in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Financial Analyst, I , II, III & Sr


Job Summary:

This position is to provide financial services to support the goals and objectives of the Financial Planning and Analysis department of Virginia Natural Gas. The focus is on value creation by engaging in analysis, identification of issues, support of the Financial Plan and implementation of strategy with timely and accurate management reporting.

This position is being posted as part of a job family. The position may be filled at either the Financial Analyst, I (Level 2), Financial Analyst, II (Level 3), Financial Analyst, III (Level 4) or Sr. Financial Analyst (Level 5). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience and education may be eligible for the advanced grade.

Functional Expertise:

  • Assist in maintenance and preparation of corporate Financial Plan and annual budget

  • Assess financial performance against target, including risks and opportunities to the Plan

  • Maintain and assist in development of corporate Financial Model, along with other financial models and tools

  • Support rate case preparation and regulatory strategy

  • Develop and execute strategies to meet the company’s overall financial objective.

  • Provide support to internal departments on budget issues; runs reports, answers questions, provides support, guidance and service

  • Participates on special projects as requested

Business Acumen:

  • Analyzes financial and non-financial data to help drive business decisions

  • Articulates results, variances and key drivers effectively

  • Develops recommendations and alternatives to meet objectives

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the business and industry in analyses


  • Fosters relationships with managers, peers, customers and is a team player

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of business

  • Influences business decisions by sharing analyses and expertise

Driving Results:

  • Monitors results versus plan and works with business leaders to achieve desired results

  • Identifies process and/or profit improvements

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or other requiring application of analytical techniques


  • MBA or CPA/CFA

  • Energy company experience

  • Demonstrated experience using a budgeting forecasting tool (e.g. Hyperion)

Related Work Experience:


Financial Analyst I

  • Up to 2 years’ experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields

Financial Analyst II

  • 2-4 year’s experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields

Financial Analyst III

  • 4-6 year’s experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields

Senior Financial Analyst

  • 7 year’s experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields

  • Experience working with senior executive’s individual and team basis

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

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Ability to handle multiple projects with changing priorities

  • Ability to work independently yet keep management informed as appropriate

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills

  • Understanding of PeopleSoft/Financial systems and databases

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work across a matrix organization structure with horizontal and vertical teams


  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP)

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 Field: Finance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Virginia Beach

Operating Company: Virginia Natural Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

VNG Virginia Beach - 544 S. Independence Blvd (544VirginiaBeachCODE)

544 S. Independence Blvd

Virginia Beach, 23452

Req ID: GAS2001339