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Southern Company Credit & Collections Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Credit & Collections Analyst


SouthStar Energy Services is part of the retail services segment of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). SouthStar Energy Services is an Atlanta-based entity that provides natural gas services for residential, business, large commercial and industrial, and CNG customers in various retail energy markets in the United States.

As a key member of the SouthStar Energy Services Risk Management team, this position supports leadership within the credit and collections organization by performing a variety of related activities and driving process improvement.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Perform credit analysis of wholesale suppliers, trading partners, and retail b2b customers

  • Manage wholesale and retail credit exposure

  • Manage credit support (Letters of credit, Parent Guaranties, etc)

  • Structure and negotiate contract credit terms

  • Collaborate with contracts/commercial personnel on issue resolution and proper elevation of issues to management

  • Manage bad debt by analyzing trends

  • Manage collections and liaise with internal operations team and third-party vendors

  • Prepare weekly and monthly reporting

  • Provide strong oversight over all regulatory and compliance matters related to Credit and Collections governed by regulators

  • Develop organizational efficiencies through testing, process automation and development of alternative credit structures

  • Take the lead on special projects and deliver results to management and other stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access

  • Financial Statement Analysis

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skill

  • Ability to work independently, remotely and productively with cross-functional internal teams

  • Must be self-motivated and require minimal supervision

  • Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities

  • Experience performing credit-related activities in a corporate environment is a plus

  • Natural gas industry, energy industry or commodity market experience is a plus

  • Fluent in the English language


This position is located in SouthStar’s mid-town Atlanta, Georgia office. This position will also encompass occasional to frequent telecommuting. In addition to the requirements listed above, the incumbent must be willing to adapt, have self‐discipline and be comfortable working separately from the core Credit and Collections group, which will require frequent phone, video and email interaction. Occasional travel may also be required.

Physical Demands:

The work environment is dynamic, fast-paced, and challenging with competing demands. Significant time may be spent working within an office cubicle doing work on desktop or laptop computer with significant keyboard/mouse time. The incumbent is frequently required to sit, use their hands, and communicate verbally. The employee may occasionally have to lift and /or move up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

SouthStar Energy Services - 817 W. Peachtree St., NW (817AtlantaCODE)

817 W. Peachtree St., NW

Atlanta 30318

Req ID: GAS2003404

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