**Shared Services Support Controls & Compliance Coordinator**
•*Shared Services Support Controls & Compliance Coordinator**
This Analyst Staff level Controls and Compliance Coordinator position provides centralized coordination and internal control expertise to insure Shared Services Support (SSS) effectively executes the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) for the SSS owned SOX controls, Operations Compliance and Separation Protocol requirements and Southern Company policies. This role will serve as the central point of contact with the Internal Controls and Compliance (ICC), Internal Audit and external auditors for SSS audits and controls testing, coordinating, and tracking all activities. Coordinating and providing expertise for SSS controls scope and design decisions, process/performance tracking and quality reviews, and controls guidance for SSS related projects, upgrades, and releases. Responsibilities will also include assessments of control failures, associated financial impacts, deficiency evaluations and remediation.
•*JOB REQUIREMENTS:** (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills **)**
+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Technology, Audit, or related discipline is required.
+ **_Job Experience_**
+ Minimum of five years’ experience in financial applications, accounting, and compliance (financial controls, technology controls or audit).
+ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification desirable.
+ Management and/or ownership of compliance or SOX related controls.
+ Strategic planning in areas related to compliance/processes/systems with demonstrated continuous process improvement.
+ Experience with assessing risk, controls and compliance requirements and aligning associated business and technical processes for effective and efficient risk mitigation.
+ **_Knowledge, Skills & Abilities_**
+ Expert knowledge of financial and technology SOX controls and best practices.
+ Expert knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and its application to the effective use of functional processes and technology to support the accuracy of financial statements.
+ **Proficient knowledge and understanding of strategy and execution for compliance policies.**
+ Fundamental knowledge of financial business processes e.g. accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, etc. and related technologies.
+ Oracle EBS/ERP, Powerplant, and Maximo knowledge would be a plus.
+ Robust understanding of application development, testing, and delivery practices preferred.
+ **Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business and IT Risk Profiles.**
+ Strong relationships across technology organizations, Internal Controls and Compliance, business functions, internal and external audit teams, and all levels of management.
+ Ability to influence decision making and work effort outside of formal reporting relationships.
+ Superior communication skills, both verbal and written, to engage, build credibility, and maintain strong relationships with Technology Organization management, Operations Compliance, Internal Controls and Compliance, Internal and External Audit, and business partners.
+ Proven proficiency as a liaison between technical and non-technical resources for tactical and strategic perspectives.
+ Ability to make timely, effective decisions with appropriate consideration of facts, application constraints, stakeholder impacts, considerations of strategic and tactical implications and enterprise-wide strategies/goals.
+ Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with aptitude to base decision making with considerations of both strategic and tactical implications.
+ Ability to quickly comprehend and articulate complex technical and business issues a plus.
+ Ability to effectively apply business process, SOX, and technology knowledge to evaluate financial impact and risk to assist with decisions for identification of key financial applications (KFA).
+ **_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 relationships, and collaborate across Accounting, Internal Controls and Compliance, Internal Audit and Technology organizations.
+ Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize workload.
+ Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.
•*MAJOR** **JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:**
+ **_Controls and Compliance Coordination and Support_**
+ **Subject matter expert and authority for SOX and compliance requirements.**
+ **Provide management and oversight of SSS SOX controls scope including control population, processes, documentation, performance assessment, quarterly monitoring, and deficiency assessments and remediation.**
+ **Authority and subject matter expert for SSS owned manual and automated controls.**
+ **Subject matter expert for segregation of duties, logical access, and change management controls.**
+ Establish and maintain strong working relationships/partnerships with TO, business organizations and Internal and External Audit to facilitate and influence effective and efficient control and audit processes.
+ **Single point of contact for internal and external audit processes and support including audit scoping, risk assessments, coordinating and tracking audit requests, resolution of audit findings and deficiency evaluation and remediation.**
+ **Provide strategic direction for SSS controls process improvement opportunities.**
+ **SSS controls and compliance representative on the Accounting Finance and Treasury Technology Leadership Team (AFT TLT) and other SSS related governance teams.**
+ **Provide guidance and training for new SSS control owners and performers.**
+ **Perform Quality Assessment Reviews for SSS SOX controls and Operations Compliance.**
+ **Assist ICC with assessment of new SSS key financial applications (KFA).**
+ **Assist with ICC Annual System-wide Segregation of Duties Control Assessment for SSS owned KFAs.**
+ **SSS liaison with ICC and SSS BPAR for Enterprise Insights strategic use for effective and efficient control processes, reporting design and testing.**
+ **_Special Projects_**
+ Participate on various SSS project teams as needed, providing consulting for compliance, risk and SOX control requirements, processes, and best practices
+ Support SSS projects with controls and compliance related strategies and decisions, ensuring KFA related projects meet SOX requirements and have defined control processes, owners, performers, documentation, and appropriate evidence artifacts.
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 www.southerncompany.com.
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 Type:** Standard
•*Primary Location:** Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta
•*Operating Company:** Southern Company Services
•*Job Type:** Standard
•*Travel (Up to...):** No
Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW
•*Req ID:** SCS2009481