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Southern Company SSS Business Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

SSS Business Analyst



This position will provide day-to-day end-user technical support for applications / processes centrally managed / administered by Shared Services Support (Oracle Financials, Power Plant, Maximo, Third Party applications) across all subsidiaries of the Southern Company. This analyst will provide day to day functional testing and integration support for a defined list of assigned applications / processes including but not limited to Maximo, Oracle Financials, Power Plant, and Third-Party applications. The individual will specialize in Procure to Pay processing, Inventory Costing, the Financials process, and will need strong interpersonal skills to support Key Business Partners. In addition, they will collaborate with SSS support resources and assist the IT COE, as they provide technical and infrastructure support for the aforementioned applications and processes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Oracle EBS functional development with the ability to transition to Oracle Cloud. The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision a fast paced, rapid growth environment and actively participate as a member of a high-performance Agile SCRUM team.


Job Experience and Education

  • Education: 4-year bachelors and graduate degree preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, IT, Accounting or related discipline is required.

  • Demonstrate sound business judgment and outstanding customer service

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Experience in providing end-user support to multiple user groups

  • Demonstrate strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Proven working knowledge and understanding of processes and procedures related to Accounts Payable / Supply Chain Management / Supplier Maintenance / Compliance & Controls

  • A proven individual work ethic and team effectiveness

  • Previous experience serving in an application support role is required.

  • Previous experience in the performance of technology production processes including functional testing and interface support for Shared Services supported applications including Maximo, Oracle, Power Plant and/or other third-party applications is required

  • Oracle Data Relationship Manager and Data Relationship Governance a plus but is not required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Maximo and Oracle to perform application functional testing is required.

  • Data management skills and proven working use of SQL through SoCo supported tools, i.e. TOAD, SQL Developer, etc. is required.

  • Strong requirements review, analytical, and problem-solving skills is required.

  • Familiarity with Accounting Finance and Treasury financial application systems and processes is required

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies is required.

  • Providing effective, agreed upon analysis and support to end-users; respond to end-user cases accurately and in a timely manner

  • Familiarity with other Enterprise Solutions application business processes is desired..

Behavioral Attributes

  • High degree of initiative and personal responsibility “ownership” for assignments.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a team, build superior customer relationships, mentor others, and collaborate with interfacing support teams e.g. Technology Organization, Controls teams, etc.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize workload.

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture – Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.


  • Application Support and Troubleshooting (70%)

  • Effectively liaising between end-users, other SSS support resources and Technology Organization for application support, prioritizing issues, patches, upgrades and enhancements

  • Responsible for working with SSS Key Business Partners in the implementation of changes to SSS supported processes and procedures / code changes, including testing and remediation of issues

  • Researching / Troubleshooting issues that are impacting key processes and procedures across the Enterprise supported applications

  • Developing, reviewing, and approving application test scripts due to new functionality or current functionality changes.

  • Serving as an Oracle Financials application(s) Subject Matter Expert and as a key partner with the TO Center of Excellence organization for Enterprise Solutions application changes.

  • Ensuring all integration issues for ES applications are managed and resolved timely.

  • Functional Specification Design. (5%)

  • Project work for new applications, new functionality, and enhancements. (25%)

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 Diversity Inc, 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

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2008995