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Southern Company

Fuel Staff Accountant

Southern Company
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 

This position will be a staff-level accountant in the Alabama Power Fuel Accounting and Revenue Reporting department and will be filled depending on the skills and abilities of the successful candidate. This position will have responsibility for the following:

  • Calculate fuel and purchased power regulatory clause recovery for review by accounting management and filing with the Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC)
  • Prepare monthly journals for fuel, purchased power, wholesale revenue and joint owner processes
  • Analyze and report on Income Statement/balance sheet/cash flow results for presentation at management meetings
  • Perform account reconciliations and prepare operating reports and schedules
  • Perform Joint Owner billings and reporting
  • Prepare financial reporting information related to the fuel, wholesale revenues, purchased power and joint owner processes, such as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings
  • Provide reports and coordinate responses to APSC inquiries

This position will work directly with Alabama Power Company's (APC) Accounting Finance and Treasury (AFT) organization, AFT management, other system departments, other operational management, internal auditors, external auditors, and any other providers or users of accounting data to ensure compliance with emerging and changing issues. We will consider teleworking options for locations outside of Birmingham, with the understanding that frequent trips to Birmingham will be required.


Experience & Education:

  • BS or BA in Accounting is required
  • CPA and an advanced degree are preferred
  • 2+ years of work experience in an accounting discipline
  • Experience with a public accounting firm is desirable

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability to apply GAAP and SEC rules and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Committee of Sponsoring Organization framework
  • Knowledge of FERC System of Accounts and rate making concepts a plus
  • Ability to research and understand accounting transactions and regulatory issues and provide sound guidance
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to communicate accounting applications and analysis to non-financial personnel
  • Exhibit strong initiative and require minimal supervision
  • Must handle confidential and sensitive information

Other Attributes:

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with Our Values - Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment
  • Comfortable in a team environment
  • Builds supportive relationships and maintains consistent communication throughout the organization
  • Positive attitude, respects others and their opinions
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be flexible and a decision maker, understanding the broad implications of decisions and work activities
  • Self-starter and results oriented
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative and takes personal responsibility for assignments to ensure client needs are fully met
  • Consistent performance during increased pressures and conscientious about deadlines

Other Requirements:

  • Extended hours
  • Weekend work - limited
  • Travel - limited

Together with our subsidiaries, we deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to our 9 million customers. Our focus is doing so with service excellence.

That means we are leaders who take action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. We create community value through energy, social, economic, and environmental progress.

We do this through electric operating companies in three states and natural gas distribution companies in four. Our family of companies draw on diverse energy sources to create the best mix for our service areas, including electricity, natural gas, solar power, carbon-free nuclear, and other sustainable sources.

We leverage our leading distributed energy infrastructure company and other innovative technology to better serve every customer. Our competitive, national generation company serves wholesale customers, and our family includes a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services.

We have positioned diversity and inclusion as critical to our success enabling us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve at the center of all that we do.

Southern Company believes all employees should feel welcome, valued, respected and heard. Our goal is a workplace in which all employees contribute to their fullest and a workforce that reflects our customers and communities. We accomplish this by valuing and leveraging the full range of differences and similarities we bring to our teams, customers and communities.

Workplace Awards

  • 2023 100% Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign (7th consecutive year)
  • 2023 America's Best-In-State Employers – Forbes
    • Southern Company (No. 1 in Alabama, No. 5 in Georgia)
  • 2023 Best Employers for Women (No. 9) - Forbes
  • 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces – Newsweek
  • 2023 Best Companies for Multicultural Women – Seramount
  • 2023 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc (8th consecutive year)
    • No. 1 Top Company for Black executives
    • No. 3 Top Company for Veterans
    • No. 5 Top Company for Supplier Diversity
    • No. 14 - Top Company for Executive Diversity Councils
  • 2022 Global 200 – Forbes
  • 2022 Best Employers for Women - Forbes
  • 2023 America’s Best Employers for Diversity - Forbes
  • 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity - Newsweek
  • 2023 America’s Best Large Employers – Forbes
    • No. 15 overall, top utility
  • 2023 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer (No. 2) - GI Jobs magazine
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