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Lease Accountant

Company: AGL Resources
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Lease Accountant Description The Lease Accountant is a member of the Southern Power Lease Administration team within Property Accounting and reports to the Lease Administrator. Lease Administration facilitates lease payments, performs monthly recording and reviewing of lease transactions, and serves as a liaison for addressing landowner inquiries. This role will be responsible for gathering, reviewing and inputting project data into CoStar Real Estate Manager, the lease accounting and management software application, as well as extracting data from CoStar to perform month-end journal entry processing, balance sheet reconciliations and other reviews of financial data. The Lease Accountant will also assist the team with processing of lease payments. As needed, the Lease Accountant will work closely with the Lease Administrator to setup and maintain lease projects in CoStar which requires handling and processing large volumes of information in a short timeframe. Major Job Responsibilities: * Assist with set-up of all new leases and validation of lease data and attributes * Gather, verify and input cross-functional data into the lease management tool * Record monthly lease journal entries and complete account reconciliations * Initiate lease payments and ensure they are processed completely, accurately and timely * Prepare ad hoc reports as needed to support routine reviews, accounting and financial reporting needs * Create and maintain procedural documentation and training materials * Assist the organization with other quarterly and annual internal control processes Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply: Experience, Skills and Education * Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or related area * Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and internal control requirements required * High level proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel required * Previous accounting and reconciliation experience required * Previous experience successfully handling multiple projects simultaneously * Experience with lease administration database systems and accounting systems preferred (previous CoStar experience a plus) Knowledge, Behavior and Abilities: * Strong interpersonal skills * Excellent verbal communication * Works well with a team * Detail-oriented * Experience working in a fast-paced environment * Highly organized * Flexible * Ability to manage time and work to tight deadlines Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 47 facilities operating or under construction in 11 states with more than 12,800 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. 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: Accounting & Auditing Job Type: Standard Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta Operating Company: Southern Power Company Job Type: Standard Travel (Up to...): No Work Location(s): Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA) 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW Atlanta, 30308 Req ID: SPC*******

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