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Southern Company Accountant (Corporate) in Birmingham, Alabama

Accountant (Corporate)


Accountant - Birmingham, AL

Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama. In addition, SNC is managing construction of two new nuclear reactors in Georgia.

We currently have a position available in our Accounting department located at our corporate office in Birmingham, AL. This position is an integral part of a team that performs traditional accounting, billing, and financial & regulatory reporting for each of our plants across our fleet. Although based in our corporate office, the position provides accounting support to each plant location.

Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field of study.

  • CPA or CPA candidate highly preferred. An advanced degree is desired.

  • Minimum of 2 years of recent general accounting experience (public accounting experience preferred); including experience in financial reporting and financial statement preparation. Knowledge of the following:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations

  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accounting rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including working with people at all levels, and across multiple functions and multiple company locations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) accounting is performed in accordance with GAAP and regulatory requirements.

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly journal vouchers, account analyses, and account reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure all company accounting transactions are thoroughly documented, meet a standard of re-performance and can be easily followed.

  • Support monthly billing process to ensure activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner, and that all financial reporting requirements are met.

  • Maintain an effective system of internal controls for all Southern Nuclear financial transactions.

  • Perform accounting research and benchmarking to ensure compliance and best practices.

  • Cultivate a questioning attitude to gain and maintain a thorough understanding of accounting operations, computer systems and applications, and Company policies and procedures.

  • Support the SNC Accounting organization's efforts in pursuit of organizational excellence.

Behavioral Attributes, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exemplify Southern Company Values at all times (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Total Commitment, and Superior Performance) and adhere to the Southern Company Code of Ethics.

  • Exhibit strong organizational skills with the ability to facilitate multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Utilize strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, be a self-starter, a decision-maker, flexible, self-directed and a team player.

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a commitment to accuracy, and attention to detail.

  • Display advanced computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.

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. #LI

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2005717

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