Southern Company Sr. Regulatory Planning Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia


This position is being posted as part of a job family.

The position may be filled at either the Regulatory Planning Analyst, I (Grade H), Regulatory Planning Analyst, II (Grade I) or Sr. Regulatory Planning Analyst (Grade J) level. Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience and education may be eligible for the advanced grade.

Job Summary:

The incumbent will support the development and maintenance of long-range regulatory financial and planning models for Southern Company Gas’s distribution utilities and Distribution Operations operating segment. Additionally, analysis of industry trends, regulatory climate and activity at state and federal levels, and an understanding fundamental market issues in Southern Company Gas’s regulated footprint will be required to support the development of long-range regulatory plans for Southern Company Gas’s distribution utilities and Distribution Operations operating segment. The position will also be responsible for various financial analyses of a complex, regulatory nature.

Functional Expertise:

  • Develops and maintains long-range financial models for regulated distribution companies.

  • Creates monthly report of regulatory activity around the company and the nation.

  • Supports regulatory policy, rate, and compliance filing in multiple jurisdictions

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to synthesize complex financial data into actionable information

  • Maintains an in depth understanding regulatory rules and frameworks


  • Works with peers and management to ensure long-range planning models are up to date and accurate model the regulatory framework of each jurisdiction

  • Works with peers, management and counsel to prepare regulatory filings as needed.

  • Ensures that peers and management are informed and trained, as is appropriate, related to regulatory modeling, assumptions and process

  • Driving Results:

  • Ensures regulatory planning models are accurate and up to date.

  • Ensures stakeholders are informed of regulatory planning and policy issues

  • Ensures ethics and compliance issues stemming from or related to regulatory policy or planning activities are appropriately addressed.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or related

Preferred: Master’s degree with an emphasis in finance, accounting, or economics

Related Work Experience:

Required: 5-7 years accounting or financial analysis;

Preferred: 3+ years accounting or financial analysis in a regulated energy market

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Detailed and specific knowledge of regulatory theory and practice as they relate to the regulations of an LDC

  • In-depth knowledge of financial modeling

  • Thought leadership, industry issues analysis, planning, problem-solving, analysis and decision-making abilities

  • Ability to manage and complete multiple high-priority projects and activities with strict time-sensitive deadlines

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent may be required to travel on an infrequent basis (0-5%). Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stays away from home for one or more nights

  • The incumbent works in an office environment


Disclaimer: 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 of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

Company Information:


About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at .

Job ID: 2016-5315

Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Locations: US - GA - Atlanta

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 11/1/2016