Staff Auditor

Company Name:
Southern Company
_Staff Auditor_

This position is responsible for conducting routine and limited non-routine high risk audits or reviews. The functional areas of responsibility include operations, compliance, strategic and financial reporting. This position works under the guidance of more experienced auditors on complex audits involving areas considered high risk to the Company. This position (after training and development) will independently plan and execute audits, and manage audit budgets and schedules. Candidates should possess a general understanding of the Company's business operations, be able to gather information through interviews, review of records, reports and data analysis and make assessment of adherence to company or regulatory policies and procedures. Candidates must be able to clearly and confidently communicate audit results both verbally and in writing and to clearly document work consistent with professional standards and departmental practices.
This position will be located in Gulfport, Mississippi. Overnight travel throughout the Southern Company System is required.
_Job Responsibilities_
Apply business acumen in all aspects of the job
Gain knowledge of the business areas under review and apply that knowledge to assist management in identifying and monitoring strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks
Team effectively across the internal audit department and the co-sourcing partner, including knowledge sharing
Build and sustain professional relationships with audit clients and management
Manage assigned responsibilities effectively to meet project budgets and make productive use of time
Collaborate effectively with audit team members on individual assignments or departmental initiatives
Participate in appropriate external organizations to achieve personal and professional development and to share leading practices within the organization
_Educational Requirements_
Bachelor''s degree in Accounting or related field required.
Advanced degree or professional certification desired but not required (requirement for successful candidate to obtain and /or maintain professional certification upon selection)
_Experience Requirements_
Internal Auditing and/ or Internal Controls & Compliance experience is desired, but not required
Experience in Utility Accounting is desired, but not required
_Knowledge, Skills & Abilities_
Basic understanding of governance, risk management and internal controls
Excellent planning and analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Proficient computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to adapt to changing demands and manage competing priorities
Ability to use good judgment and to make sound decisions
Ability to ask questions to get to an understanding of the root cause of issues
_Behavioral Attributes_
Genuinely inquisitive and have a desire to learn more about Southern Company's businesses
Strong work ethic
Self-motivated with a positive attitude
Responds well to feedback and coaching
Models all aspects of Southern Style
Strong teamwork and interpersonal attributes
Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine''s Utility of the Year forcustomers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation''s nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune''s annual _World''s Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility_ rankings. Visit our website .
We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
State-Region: Mississippi-Coastal Area
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Field: Accounting & Auditing
Work Locations: MPC Corporate Headquarters - 2992 West Beach Blvd 2992 West Beach Blvd Gulfport 39501
Req ID: SCS2003875

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