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. We currently have a position available in our Accounting & Finance department which is located at our corporate office in Birmingham, AL. Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

This position is an integral part of a team that performs traditional accounting, billing, and financial & regulatory reporting for each of our plants across the fleet. Although based in our corporate office, the position will be providing accounting support to each location. In addition to the accounting proficiencies required, the ability to build and maintain relationships across geographies will also be a key element for the successful candidate.

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)

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accounting rules and regulations

  • Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations

  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance requirements.

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

Position Responsibilities

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

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly journal vouchers, account analyses, and account reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure all work is thoroughly documented, meets a standard of re-performance and can be easily followed.

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

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

  • Support SNC Corporate 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 a super-regional energy company with 4.4 million customers. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. and its brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and average retail rates that are consistently below the national average.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Field: Accounting & Auditing

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):

Inverness Ofc Park Bldg 40 - 40 Inverness Center Parkway (40BIRMINGHAM)

40 Inverness Center Parkway

Birmingham, 35242

Req ID: SNC2004677