Southern Company Financial Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst


Job Summary:

This position provides financial and operational support to achieve the goals and objectives of the Southern Operations businesses of Southern Company 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. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a team player with strong attention to detail, able to manage multiple competing priorities and possess effective communication skills at various levels of leadership.

Please note, this position is part of a job family.

The position may be filled at either the Financial Analyst, I (Level 2). Financial Analyst, II (Level 3) or Financial Analyst III (Level 4). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education and certifications may be eligible for the advanced grade.

Functional Expertise:

  • Provides business area value added analysis and reporting (monthly variance reporting, trending, projections, presentations and ad-hoc analysis) to support business decision makers

  • Supports business areas in plan creation (budgets, forecasts and strategic)

  • Works with business area leaders to achieve desired results

  • Provides support for journal entries to close the books

  • Supports business area needs (non-budget/finance)

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to analyze data from multiple sources to help drive business decisions

  • Ability to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Articulates results, variances and key drivers effectively

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the business and industry in analyses

  • Proposes recommendations and alternatives to meet objectives


  • Collaborates with business area to understand trends and initiatives (current and future)

  • Builds effective relationships with business area(s) supported

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the business area supported

  • Influences business decisions by sharing analyses and expertise

  • Supports business user needs for FP&A system tools and templates

Driving Results :

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

  • Develop automated reporting tools to support timely and efficient management of information.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


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

Related Work Experience:


Financial Analyst I

Related Work Experience:


  • Up to 2 years of financial analysis experience

  • Up to 2 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience

Financial Analyst II

Related Work Experience:


  • 2-5 years of financial analysis experience

  • 2-5 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience

Financial Analyst III

Related Work Experience:


  • 5-7 years of financial analysis experience

  • 5-7 years of budgeting, forecasting planning, and management reporting experience

  • Experience working with senior executives on an 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

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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2001789