Sunday , April 14 2024

The Southern Company Careers – Financial Analyst

Website Southern Company

Job Description:

This position supports Southern Power Company’s (SPC) financial planning and analysis processes. Primary responsibilities include: performing cash management activities and monthly cash flow forecasting, developing SPC’s long-term financial plans, annual budgets and quarterly earnings guidance, supporting the annual debt ratings process and bond financings at Southern Power, and performing financial analyses to support operational initiatives and strategic planning efforts. This position will also provide support for power plant acquisitions, new construction and remarketing efforts to achieve SPC’s long-term growth strategy. The candidate will work primarily with Accounting, Project Analysis and Market Assessment, Southern Company Treasury, Southern Company Tax, Commercial Optimization and Trading, Generation Services, Energy Trading, Acquisitions, and Business Development groups.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintenance and preparation of Corporate Financial Plan and annual budget
  • Creation of reports and presentations for Executive Management
  • Maintain corporate UI Financial Model
  • Support power plant acquisition analyses and remarketing efforts
  • Assess financial performance against targets, including risks and opportunities to the Plan
  • Perform sensitivity analyses related to the Financial Plan
  • Assist in credit ratings process and Rating Agency interactions

Job Requirements:

  • Fosters relationships with peers, managers and customers and is a team player.
  • Employs good business sense and achieves business results and objectives.
  • Effective time and project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects with changing priorities.
  • Takes personal responsibility and ownership for corporate success.
  • Demonstrate all aspects of Our Values.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to gain support as well as to represent the department in maintaining client relationships.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work independently while keeping management informed as appropriate.
  • Proactively seek enhancements to existing processes.
  • Possess technical competence and analytical skills including problem solving and innovation.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills required
  • Exceptional analytical and modeling skills in Excel are essential.
  • Candidates must have an understanding of corporate and project finance principles, accounting concepts and financial statements.
  • 2 years of experience in a financial analysis, treasury, risk management, accounting or other related field desired.
  • Experience building and maintaining complex financial models preferred.
  • Knowledge of the wholesale electricity industry is preferred, but not required.
  • Prior financial planning or budgeting experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or other related discipline.
  • Experience with UI Planner is a plus

Job Details:

Company: Southern Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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