Southern Company Sr. Accountant-Revenue Assurance in Naperville, Illinois


Responsible for performing daily and monthly reviews and reconciliations of revenue and therms results for Nicor Gas to ensure accurate financial reporting. This individual will take the lead in cross functional efforts with Billing Services, Credit, Forecasting, BSS, and IT in resolving any issues discovered, and will actively participate in IT projects impacting revenue transactions.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily review of revenue and therms transactions via RBI to ensure the accuracy of revenue and usage reported. Includes running predefined reports and queries, as well as running ad-hoc queries to investigate exceptions. When necessary, work with Billing Services, IT, and Credit to correct issues, and report on resolution to manager.

  • Monthly reconciliation of RBI revenue and therms data to CC&B and the general ledger, and preparation of month end revenue and therms reports required for the financial close. Includes answering questions from Forecasting, Billing Services, Taxes, Rates, and others concerning month end results.

  • Preparation of manual adjustments to RBI and journal entries impacting revenue.

  • Active participation in IT projects impacting revenue to ensure that any changes to CC&B transactions are accounted for in accordance with GAAP. Involvement includes defining business requirements, understanding the IT design, defining test cases, and testing results.

  • Design and execution of queries needed to investigate revenue and therms issues. Requires a thorough understanding of the reporting tool and underlying data, as well as familiarity with the business processes that may contribute to the issue.

  • Support of external and internal audit efforts as required.


Education and Experience:


  • BBA/BA/BS degree in Accounting

  • 3 to 6 years prior experience in Accounting


  • MBA or MAS a plus

  • Prior experience with PeopleSoft or Cognos BI a plus



  • Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, MS Access, Cognos BI, or similar systems)

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Ability to perform in cross-functional teams to resolve issues

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail


CPA preferred

Success Factors:

  • Executing for Results

  • Collaboration and Building Relationships

  • Learning and Thinking

  • Industry Knowledge/Business Acumen

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Keyboarding = 75%

  • Viewing reports and information = 25%

  • Travel = 0 - 5%

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:

Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company Gas (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit .


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: 2016-5245

Company: Nicor Gas

Job Locations: US - IL - Naperville

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 10/4/2016