Southern Company Risk & Compliance Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Risk & Compliance Analyst


This position will perform Technology Organization (TO) risk management and compliance activities for SCS TO organization. The position will help ensure that SCS TO has appropriate controls in place and can demonstrate compliance with internal and external requirements including Sarbanes Oxley, NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection, Payment Card Industry Standards and internal policies and procedures, including change management. Occasional overnight travel may be required. This position will be located in Birmingham, Alabama at the Alabama Power headquarters location.


  • Ensure changes to the technology environment are appropriately documented, authorized and implemented

  • Reviews existing and helps facilitate the development and documentation for new TO Policies and Standards.Works with Compliance, Internal Audit and other organizations to ensure policies meet control standards established by the company.

  • Develop and deliver change management training to stakeholders

  • Develop, document and publish metrics to measure change management success

  • Represent TO on the PCI Governance team

  • Understand and audit PCI controls

  • Evaluate new credit card acceptance procedures

  • Assist the TO NERC CIP and TO SOX Coordinators with their respective compliance programs

  • Provide management level summaries of compliance and risk issues in concise business terms

  • Identify and recommend operational efficiency changes needed to streamline / automate compliance activities

  • Assist in the updates of the TO Risk profile

  • Support post critiques of TO operational events and identify improvement opportunities


Education Requirements

  • College graduate preferred, BS/BA Degree in Computer Science / Information Security or related field; CISA or related certifications preferred

Experience Requirements

  • Prior TO Security and/or internal controls experience preferred

Preferred Areas of Knowledge

  • TO controls and processes

  • Industry regulations

  • Compliance programs and auditing practices

  • Information Security principles

Skills Desired

  • Extremely detail oriented while working in a fast-paced environment

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

  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with several departments, auditors, and management

  • Capable of understanding complex technical information

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Positive attitude, team player & creative problem-solving skills

  • Effective time management skill and good business judgment

  • Able to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proficiency with computer skills including Microsoft Suite products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required


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: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2006786