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Business analyst

Company: Southern Co
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Business Analyst Description BUSINESS ANALYST- SHARED SERVICES SUPPORT JOB SUMMARY This job posting is for a position in the Shared Service Support (SSS) organization to support the PowerPlant fixed asset, lease, and tax accounting software system. The system is comprised of modules that maintain capital assets throughout their life cycles, calculate book and tax depreciation on these assets, maintain leases, and compute current income taxes, deferred income taxes, and property taxes. JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills ) Education: A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Accounting or a related discipline is required. Job Experience: A minimum of three years of experience with financial or accounting systems is required Experience with the PowerPlant system, although not required, is encouraged Required Skills and Abilities : Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required for this position A proven ability to build and maintain trusting relationships among colleagues and internal clients Effective oral and written communication skills Experience with SQL and other programming languages is encouraged Behavioral Attributes: A high degree of initiative and personal responsibility ("ownership") for assignments. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a team, build superior relationships, and collaborate across the Southern Company Accounting Finance and Treasury and Technology Organization groups Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize workload Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment. MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Support the PowerPlant system Support the monthly close. Analyze, explain, and resolve any questions or problems encountered during the close Use business knowledge, accounting expertise, analytical skills, and experience to recommend and implement robust, best practice solutions Resolve system problems in a timely manner by investigating problems using analytical skills, programming skills and, when necessary, working with the software vendor. Follow Southern Company change management policies and work with our Technology Organization to implement any required changes to the system. Perform system configuration and processing requests from the internal clients we serve Test and verify new software versions Understand the new Enterprise Foundations environment and its impact on the PowerPlant system. Provide support for go-lives. Obtain a detail understanding of interfaces both into and from the PowerPlant system. Use expertise and analytical skills to maintain these interfaces. Learn PowerPlan Modules Expand your knowledge of the PowerPlant suite of modules. Acquire expertise in multiple areas of the system 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 electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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. #LI Job Field: Accounting & Auditing Job Type: Standard Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta Operating Company: Southern Company Services Other Locations: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport, Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham Job Type: Standard Travel (Up to...): No Work Location(s): Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA) 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE Atlanta, 30308 MPC Corporate Headquarters - 2992 West Beach Blvd (2992GULFPORT) 2992 West Beach Blvd Gulfport, 39501 APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM) 600 North 18th Street Birmingham, 35203 Req ID: SCS2009961

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