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Southern Company Financial Reporting Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Reporting Manager


Basic Function:

Lead the financial reporting for Southern Company Gas and subsidiary companies.

Support the efforts of both the Assistant Controller and the SVP & GAS Comptroller.

Support the efforts of Southern Company Services Financial Reporting.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain proper disclosure controls to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.

  • Lead the compilation, and support the filing, of annual, quarterly, and other periodic financial reports (primarily on Forms 10-K and 10-Q).

  • Support the Disclosure Committee of Southern Company Gas under Sarbanes-Oxley 404, including the quarterly due diligence interviews, to ensure timely and accurate filing of material information.

  • Lead the external financial reporting for subsidiary companies, including annual audited and quarterly unaudited financial statements.

  • Lead the annual reporting on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Form 2 and related filings for all-natural gas utilities.

  • Lead the annual reporting for rider audits, agreed upon procedure letters and other required reports.

  • Support the annual audits, quarterly reviews and other reports by external auditors.

  • Support the monthly internal reporting process.

  • Act as liaison and contact for internal and external auditors.

  • Support staff selection, development, and retention.

  • Prepare whitepapers and/or memoranda on various topics.

  • Participate on special projects.

Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in accounting, finance, or a related field.

  • 10 years of progressive accounting and financial reporting experience.


  • Prior financial reporting experience and proficiency in SEC reporting requirements.

  • Working knowledge of regulated utility/natural gas industry.


  • Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Analytical and documentation skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and SEC regulations (1933 and 1934 act).

  • Well-developed professional expertise and decision-making ability.

  • Interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to independently and creatively solve problems.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Time management.

  • MS Excel – intermediate experience.

  • MS Word – intermediate experience.


  • Experience using Wdesk.



  • CPA

Southern Company Gas Success Factors:

Sound Judgment Creates Customer Loyalty

Adaptability Safe and Flawless Execution


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Keyboarding and viewing reports on-line – 90% (at peak times of the year; approximately 7 months).

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.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Finance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2002172

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