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Southern Company Budget Analyst – Wind Sites in Birmingham, Alabama

Budget Analyst - Wind Sites

Job Summary

The Wind Budget Analyst position will provide overall accounting/budgeting expertise and analysis for all 15 of Southern Power Company's Wind sites, both self-perform and third party. This position will develop, implement and maintain O&M and Capital accounting, budgeting, and reporting processes for the current year and long-range budgets. This position will report directly to the Wind Fleet General Manager.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Monthly and year-end reforecasting, actuals review, variance explanations

  • Preparation of monthly accruals for submittal to Accounting

  • Invoice coding and reconciliation

  • Active membership in the Budget Operations Review Board representing Wind

  • Ownership of the annual O&M and Capital budget development process

  • Receiving materials and services, review packing slips, file paperwork

  • Wind Team Timekeeper and Expenses

  • Support Solar Budget Analysts and overall Renewables Financial Plan

  • Miscellaneous administrative duties in support of site personnel and management

Note: The position can be based at any SPC facility or office with the potential for hybrid work. Overnight travel is required but is not frequent.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required.

  • Knowledge of Southern Company budgeting principles a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in budgeting, accounting, and/or finance is preferred.

  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must consistently demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail across multiple work assignments.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization and corporate environments.

  • Ability to review budget/actual/forecast variances and provide assessment analysis based on trends.

  • Ability to review invoices for accuracy (check contract rates, T&M, verify % complete, verify current balance due, etc.)

  • Advanced computer skills with Excel strongly preferred; knowledge with Oracle and/or Maximo is a plus.

Other Attributes

  • Must be a self-starter with strong interpersonal and decision-making skills.

  • Must be flexible and able to adapt in a continuously changing environment.

  • Must be customer-focused and able to foster a positive team environment.

  • Must be able to properly handle sensitive and/or confidential information.

  • Demonstrate “Our Values”

  • Safety First - We actively care about the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and communities. Safely approaching every job, every day, always comes first.​

  • Intentional Inclusion - We are One Team, working to foster a culture of belonging and ensuring our diverse team feels valued. Investing in an equitable culture benefits employees, customers, communities and shareholders. ​

  • Act with Integrity - We act with honesty, respect and fairness, demonstrating trustworthiness in all we do. We are true to our word and follow through on our commitments.

  • Superior Performance - We keep customers at the center of everything we do, with a focus on continuous improvement. We provide exceptional service, delivering innovative solutions that benefit our customers, communities, investors and the environment.

*Some relocation assistance may be available*

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 55 facilities operating or under construction in 14 states with more than 12,500 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Washington.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 4280

Job Category: Accounting & Auditing

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Power