Southern Company Tax Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia

Tax Accountant


Tax Accountant

The primary responsibility of this position is the preparation of federal and state income tax returns and quarterly estimates for partnerships in which Southern Company is the Tax Matters Partner. Other responsibilities are listed below. This position will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters building.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting required

  • CPA highly preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years preparing complex federal & state partnership returns involving HLBV accounting

  • Income tax research for both corporations and partnerships

  • Extensive use of tax return preparation software (preferably CorpTax)

  • Utility accounting experience would be a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to apply thorough technical knowledge of corporate & partnership income tax returns

  • Thorough understanding of utility issues and accounting would be a plus

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Good business judgment

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Self-directed with strong initiative

  • Uses discretion concerning confidential and sensitive issues/information

  • Organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities

  • Versatile and resourceful

  • Able and willing to make decisions

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrates continuous learning habits

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company’s values of unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare federal and state partnership returns that involve HLBV accounting

  • Prepare quarterly tax estimates and quarterly updates of partners’ §704(b) capital accounts

  • Research tax law and determine optimal tax treatment of complex transactions and document conclusions

  • Participate in meetings and other efforts to ensure that tax issues are given appropriate attention as new deals are contemplated and negotiated

  • Analyze agreements and prepare summaries of pertinent matters for our files

  • Work with tax personnel of partner entities to gather/provide information, resolve issues, and establish/maintain good working relationships

  • Assist our subsidiaries’ tax accounting personnel in identifying and understanding book/tax differences

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. 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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2006750