Accountant

Southern Company, Atlanta Georgia, US

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Accountant

Southern Company is a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. At Southern Company we are always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry-from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables -help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.

Job Summary

This position performs analytical and accounting tasks in the SCS Fuel Accounting department. Responsibilities include the accurate accounting and reporting of natural gas commodity and hedging transactions for the Southern Company regulated operating companies, as well as Southern Power Company.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Prepare detailed month-end gas cost estimates for the regulated operating companies and Southern Power Company

Perform monthly financial closing processes for operating companies and SCS accurately and timely

Verify, reconcile, and approve invoices for gas purchase, transportation, and hedging settlements

Maintaining gas cost information for review, analysis, and reporting purposes

Reconcile and balance gas volumes with various pipeline measurement statements

Interface with Middle Office and Front Office to ensure integrity of accounting and exposure data

Perform accounting tasks in compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes/Oxley requirements

Educational Requirements

BS/BA degree with major or concentration in Accounting is required

Advanced degree or certification a plus

Experience, Knowledge, & Skills

Specific experience in gas accounting is desired

General competency in the natural gas industry from wellhead to burner tip including operational and financial aspects is also desired.

Understanding of GAAP, FERC, SEC and other applicable rules, regulations, and reporting requirements, as well as, Southern Company policies and guidelines

Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent commitment to accuracy and details

Strong organizational skills with the ability to self-direct and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and build working relationships

Microsoft Excel proficiency

Knowledge of Oracle Cloud ERP is preferred

Effective written and oral communication skills

Behavioral Attributes

Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Our Values (Safety First, Total Commitment, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance)

Demonstrates innovative mindset, looks for ways to improve workplace effectiveness

Maintains strong customer focus: dedicated to meeting expectations, maintains effective relationships across the organization

Values diversity: values differences in people, understands different perspectives and frames of reference, recognizes the link between diversity and organizational success and supports an inclusive workplace

Maintains positive attitude

Demonstrates flexibility in a changing environment, including a willingness to embrace technological change

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. #LI

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