Southern Company Financial Analyst / Accountant - Operations (Birmingham, AL) in Birmingham, Alabama

Financial Analyst / Accountant - Operations (Birmingham, AL)

Description

Financial Analyst / Accountant

Southern Company Operations, Budget and Reporting

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL

JOB SUMMARY

The role of the financial analyst / accountant is to prepare detailed cost analyses for Southern Company Operations Budget and Reporting. This individual will apply proven communication, business management, analytical, and problem-solving skills to ensure cost information is correctly projected and reported according to Southern Company Operations and SCS Accounting guidelines. This position will be responsible for Southern Company Operations budgets, variance analysis and related reporting.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of accounting, finance, or other business-related field.

  • MBA or advanced degree preferred.

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required.

  • Experience with PowerPlant, SOFIA, SARA, Maximo, Oracle, Budworks, and other accounting applications preferred

  • Ability to make recommendations to management based on financial trends and projections.

  • Understanding of budgeting, cost tracking, financial projections techniques, and methods.

Skills:

  • Excellent analytical, accounting, budgeting, and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Personal ownership and initiative.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as under direct supervision or in a team environment.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Cost Analysis and Reporting: Lead the analysis of cost and budget data for the assigned department(s), and provide quantitative and analytical feedback to management to allow for improved budgeting and spending decisions. Gathers information and compiles reporting activities to departmental managers to enable information to be utilized in the business unit decision-making processes.

  2. Budgeting: Leads the development of the 5-year Southern Company Operations billing budget by functional area. Coordinate budget schedules, data requests, variance analysis, and reporting with business units. Coordinate budget meetings with managers and departmental areas.

  3. Leadership: Take on leadership responsibilities for projects. Work with other budget analysts to insure consistency and accuracy of information.

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrate Southern Company Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Please submit an updated resume with your application.

Southern Company at http://www.southerncompany.com/ (NYSE: SO at http://investor.southerncompany.com/stockquote.cfm ) 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 www.southerncompany.com at http://www.southerncompany.com/ .

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.

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Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2007511