Team Leader-Financial Compliance (Plant Barry)
Southern Company - Mobile, AL

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This position is responsible for providing direction and leadership with Plant financial/accounting, inventory controls and Sarbanes - Oxley business initiatives across the Barry Cluster. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and driving strategic efforts to maintain compliance with all applicable financial/accounting laws and regulations, corporate policies, and internal controls.

This position works with Generation Management, Corporate Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Auditing and External Auditors to ensure compliance with all financial-related regulations. This position develops and implements plans to mitigate financial compliance risk to the plant. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring a high level of awareness regarding internal controls and budget opportunities. Effective performance management of direct reports is essential.


Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related business field is required.
Extensive performance management experience desired including direct supervision of non-covered and/or exempt employees.
Ability to develop team synergy and individual skill sets for the betterment of the financial/warehouse team and future APC roles respectively.
Anticipate, plan for, and manage current and future financial/accounting controls and requirements.
Must be able to recognize gaps and potential problems and address proactively.
Must be able to drive/formulate new initiatives and processes for continuous improvement.
Strong technical accounting and financial skills including knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and FERC accounting requirements desired.
Strong analytical and organizational skills are required.
Power plant knowledge and/or experience preferred.
Ability to influence decisions and philosophy across departments.
Must have excellent communication skills.


Fully understand legal, regulatory and compliance requirements in the areas of Accounting, budgeting, warehousing, invoicing and timekeeping within the organization.
Manage business processes associated with accounting, budgeting, invoicing, and timekeeping.
Fully understand the Sarbanes - Oxley Act of 2002 along with associated regulations and how it impacts financial reporting and business cycles identified at plants.
Development of proper internal controls, processes and procedures to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and corporate requirements for financial reporting.
Conduct audits or self assessments within the organization to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and compliance requirements for financial reporting.
Train and educate all applicable plant employees on legal, regulatory and compliance requirements to ensure that business risks and consequences are understood for financial reporting.
Work with corporate accounting and internal / external auditors to ensure information is provided and issues are properly addressed.
Ensure plant manages its business in accordance with financial components of the Play Book
Facilitate self-assessment process (Enviance) across the Barry Cluster
Continue to refine system/process budgeting practices and related Barry Cluster processes

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer. 183840

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