Southern Company Business Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Business Analyst


This position is responsible for coordinating the enterprise-wide risk assessment process as a key member of Southern Company’s Enterprise Risk Management team. The risk assessment process includes the development and communication of corporate and business unit-level risk profiles through engagement with the Chief Financial Officer, other senior management and designees from affiliates, business units, and key functional areas. In addition, this position will support risk oversight and management within the finance organization as well as integration with other risk functions throughout the Company.


  • Candidate should possess a BS/BA degree

  • Ability to understand and think broadly about both strategic and tactical risks

  • Ability to take ownership and help drive the company-wide risk assessment and risk profile process

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills

  • Strong ability to build relationships and consensus across the organization

  • Basic company and energy/utility industry knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of risk assessment and management concepts

  • Demonstrate a creative approach to process improvement, engagement and communications


  • Work with the subsidiaries and business units to ensure the Southern Company Enterprise Risk Management Framework is consistently interpreted and applied

  • Develop, refine, and implement risk oversight and governance processes and structures to ensure appropriate alignment of resources and strategies with key enterprise risks

  • Coordinate the company-wide risk profile process

  • Active engagement with all operating companies and major functional areas, development and communication of process guidelines and templates, and management of key deliverables and dates

  • Enhance the consolidation of risks across the subsidiaries and business units

  • Support identification of key risk areas for the Company, including emerging risks

  • Ensure risk exposures are appropriately assessed, captured, monitored, and managed; including the identification of commonalities and opportunities for mitigation across various areas

  • Support risk oversight activities of the Southern Company Management Council and Board of Directors through reporting and meeting planning activities

  • Assist in the establishment and coordination of appropriate policies and procedures to mitigate risk

  • Coordinate with Internal Auditing, Corporate Compliance, and other organizations to ensure integration and information sharing for enterprise risk management and audit planning activities

  • Stay current on industry standards and best practices in Enterprise Risk Management

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: Finance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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: SCS2007499