Southern Company Accounting Supervisor in Atlanta, Georgia

Accounting Supervisor


The Accounting Supervisor position will be responsible for leading a team of accountants within Southern Power’s Accounting department. The position will have overall responsibility for various income statement, balance sheet and cash flow accounting as well as ensuring the Company’s financial records are maintained in accordance with GAAP, FERC and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. In addition this position will provide support for Southern Power’s various SEC reporting requirements. This position will report to Southern Power’s Accounting Manager, will work closely with the current Accounting Supervisor and Accounting Team Lead and may coordinate work across teams. This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Lead a team of accountants within Southern Power’s Accounting department in the monthly closing of the Company's financial records using Oracle, Maximo and Powerplan.

  • Oversee and review the completion of monthly journal entries and account reconciliations.

  • Assist in the preparation and review of accounting information that supports or may be included in Southern Power’s 10-Q, 10-K or partnership financials.

  • Assist with financial audits of the Company and its subsidiaries and provide accounting expertise in technical matters.

  • Ensure compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, including compilation of control evidence and review and approval of team members’ internal controls.

  • Promote innovation and create work flow efficiencies in a dynamic environment.

  • Focus on people development by providing motivation, continuous training, performance management, and coaching for team members.

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or equivalent) required

  • CPA license (or equivalent) required


  • Proficient in applying GAAP and accounting principles

  • Experience with and a strong understanding of month-end close, journal entries, account reconciliations, financial statements and internal controls required

  • Experience with or an understanding of the utility industry and accounting systems (Oracle, Maximo and Powerplan) preferred

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Working knowledge or an understanding of the FERC chart of accounts preferred

  • The ability to multi-task and perform with a high level of accuracy in order to meet conflicting and tight deadlines

  • Strong analytical skills with problem solving and research capability; decision-maker with the ability to simplify complex issues

  • Demonstrated strong project management and execution skills with multiple departments, including prioritizing tasks, balancing workload, anticipating next steps and adapting to change

  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with people at various levels, including executive management

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; able to present financial information in a clear, concise manner; detail-oriented

  • Proven leadership skills and experience working in teams with a key focus on teamwork; experience coaching and mentoring others preferred

  • Intellectual curiosity, questioning attitude, and active in personal development and the development of staff

  • Proven ability to identify and execute process efficiencies

  • Possess a professional demeanor and provide exceptional customer service

  • Model all aspects of Company’s values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own or have the rights to 46 facilities operating or under construction with more than 12,600 MW of generating capacity in 11 states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.

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. #LI 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: Accounting & Auditing

Job Level: Manager

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Power

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2006701