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Southern Company Financial Analyst II, III or Senior in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Analyst II, III or Senior


The purpose of the Financial Analyst position is focused on providing budget planning, forecasting and analysis for Southern Company Gas. This position will provide administration support for Oracle Planning and requires strong analytical skills with the ability to work closely with business unit leaders to analyze and assess potential financial risks and opportunities.

This position may be filled as Financial Analyst II, III or Senior. Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, and certifications may be eligible for the more advanced position.

Functional Expertise

  • Assists with maintenance and preparation of corporate financial plan creation for budgets and forecasts.

  • Assess financial performance against target, including risks and opportunities to the Plan.

  • Provides monthly variance reporting, trending, projections, presentations, and ad-hoc analysis to support business decision makers.

  • Works with business area leaders to achieve desired results.

  • Provides support for journal entries to close the books.

  • Capable of developing automated internal reporting and presentation for senior management.

  • Performs financial and ad-hoc analysis as requested.

  • Supports Oracle Planning environment including:

  • Managing security for users/groups.

  • Creating and maintaining data forms.

  • Creating and maintaining and reports.

  • Creating and running business rules.

  • Maintaining data integrity.

Business Acumen:

  • Analyzes financial and non-financial data to help drive business decisions.

  • Articulates results, variances and key drivers effectively.

  • Develops recommendations and alternatives to meet objectives.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the business and industry in analyses.


  • Fosters relationships with managers, peers, customers and is a team player.

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of business.

  • Provides support to end users of Oracle Planning.

  • Influences business decisions by sharing analyses and expertise.

Driving Results:

  • Monitors results versus plan and works with business leaders to achieve desired results.

  • Identifies process and/or profit improvements.


Education, Certifications/Licenses


  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or other requiring application of analytical techniques.


  • MBA or CPA/CFA

  • Energy company experience

Related Work Experience:


Financial Analyst II

  • 2-4 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields

Financial Analyst III

  • 4-6 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields

Senior Financial Analyst

  • 7 years experience in financial planning, financial analysis, regulatory planning, and/or accounting or related fields

  • Experience working with senior executives individual and team basis

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Ability to handle multiple projects with changing priorities

  • Ability to work independently yet keep management informed as appropriate

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills

  • Understanding of ERP/Financial systems and databases Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Knowledge of Oracle Planning


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 (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. 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 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):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2003497

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