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Southern Company Financial Analyst (Engineering & Construction) in Naperville, Illinois

Financial Analyst (Engineering & Construction)


Job Responsibilities

This position will reside in the Project and Financial Controls organization and provide financial analysis and reporting support for the Engineering and Construction departments, which includes preparation of the annual capital budget, quarterly reforecast, monthly financial reporting and analysis, and rate case support.

This position will work closely with the Engineering and Construction department leaders to ensure business targets are met, prudent and proper financial budget tracking and reporting, review and analyze financial budget trends and variances, provide explanations of variances, monitor commissioning of assets, develop financial comparisons and forecasts, support regulatory filings, commitments, requests, and reporting, etc.

This is a highly analytical position, which involves the compilation, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of complex financial information. It requires attention to detail, a high-level of accuracy, and coordination with leaders across the Southern Company Gas enterprise.

Please note, this positon is a hybrid model and can either be in Atlanta, Georgia or Naperville, Illinois. Travel to Naperville is required for this position. Currently all roles require our employees to have the ability to report to and work on-site for some portion of the typical work week. We recognize that many of our employees’ desire to work remotely in some capacity and we have created hybrid work arrangements that vary depending on the nature of the location and the work performed. We will be transparent in the recruiting process and provide clear information regarding the onsite requirements as well as any hybrid/remote work arrangements that are associated with the role/s you are applying to. Remote/hybrid work arrangements are subject to change where it is deemed necessary for work to be performed on site in order to meet our customers energy needs.

Functional Expertise:

  • Prepares annual capital budget, quarterly reforecasts, and monthly financial reporting, variance analysis, and variance explanations

  • Supports preparation and maintenance of the 10-year capital plan

  • Creates monthly financial reports and visual presentation of financial data

  • Provides ad-hoc financial reports and analysis; reviews and analyzes trends and variances; provides explanation of variances; researches expenditures; develops financial comparisons and forecasts

  • Supports regulatory filings, commitments, requests, and reporting

  • Supports financial system upgrade initiatives

  • Develops, documents, and enforces procedures for capital budget planning, prioritizing, and reporting

  • Provides backup support to Sr. Analyst, Business Support on the Project and Financial Controls team


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • BA/BS/BBA in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Engineering, or related field


  • AACE, CPA, CMA, CISA, CFE; or similar recognized organization

Related Work Experience:


  • 2 – 5 years finance, accounting, audit, or project controls

  • Experience in energy sector, especially natural gas/pipelines, natural gas storage, or process plant development

  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials, Oracle ERP, PowerPlan, or UI Planner

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • MS Office – advanced proficiency, especially Excel

  • Advance knowledge of financial reporting, modeling, analysis, and forecasting

  • Knowledge of accounting fundamentals and audit concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Effective planning and organizational

  • Accounting concepts – intermediate proficiency

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to complete assignment with a high-level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to support multiple resources and adapt to changing priorities

  • Potential for extended hours during critical activities

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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Other Locations: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: ASC2000000