Southern Company Health & Welfare - Financial and Compliance Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Health & Welfare - Financial and Compliance Analyst


Health and Welfare Financial and Compliance Analyst

The Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Health and Welfare Financial and Compliance Analyst is responsible for supporting the C&B team with day-to-day operations – providing financial and data analytics, interfacing with the plan actuaries and working with the senior H&W analyst to ensure completion of Health and Welfare compliance activities

The successful candidate will have the ability to utilize systems to collect, analyze and track plan financial measures. An expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, outstanding analytical skills, and demonstrated teamwork and communication competencies are essential.


  • This role will work under the direction of the Senior H&W Financial Consultant to achieve the goals of the H&W financial team including – research, plan financial management including health and welfare rate setting, preparing reports and communications materials and utilizing analytics for efficiency and continuous improvement

  • Under the direction of the senior financial consultant, this role with partner with outside actuaries and consulting resources to assist in the development of plan cost projections, COBRA and cost sharing contributions for active and retiree populations

  • Work with senior H&W consultant to monitor plan compliance (such as ACA reporting, IRS, DOL and ERISA regulations) to ensure adherence to requirements. Monitor changes to Health Care Reform and other legislation to assure compliance and understanding of long term impact.

  • Maintain and monitor annual compliance calendar. Serve as a liaison across multiple stakeholders (legal, tax, payroll) to ensure completion of health and welfare compliance requirements across the business.

  • Proactively collect and analyze data for trends and issues - compare and report findings across vendors and functions including financial and key demographic implications

  • Effectively utilize project management skills to ensure that the team executes assigned projects in scope and on time - maintain/update work plans, communicating progress, etc.

  • Effectively communicate data, analytics and key findings to C&B management for strategic projects, update meetings and presentations

  • Develop benefits presentations and communication materials related to plan financials

  • Partner with peer analysts to share best practices and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Perform special projects as required to continue improving the overall customer experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Sciences, Finance, Accounting, Industrial Engineering or another analytical field preferred

  • At least 3 years of experience in the financial management of employee benefit programs, with a focus on data analysis. Experience in health plan financial management and pricing or underwriting is preferred

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing advanced Microsoft Excel or Access to develop, run and troubleshoot data analytics in a professional environment. (Knowledge of data warehouse analytics a plus)

  • Ability to analyze complex data across multiple plans and identify trends and recommend simple, relevant solutions

  • Effective problem solver: skilled at relating and comparing data from different sources, identifying issues, securing relevant information, critically evaluating situations, and presenting sound factual reports

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Confident and skilled to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Flexible and adaptable - able to learn new technologies and applications quickly

  • Demonstrates effective project management skills - able to multi-task seamlessly

  • Exhibits the highest level of customer service focused on speed, accuracy and ownership

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills - ensures key stakeholders are updated and informed

  • Experience developing strong, successful working relationships to drive efficiency and effectiveness

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Southern Company culture: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

With 4.5 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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.

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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

Work Location(s):

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

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2006241