Southern Company Administrative Assistant, Finance & Treasury in Atlanta, Georgia

Administrative Assistant, Finance & Treasury


This position will be responsible for providing administrative support to teams within Southern Company Services’ (SCS) Finance & Treasury team in Atlanta. The position will also work with other support staff within SCS Finance & Treasury.

This role requires outstanding organizational skills, along with the ability to multitask. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, proactive, and possess the ability to work through competing priorities with minimal supervision and direction. This position routinely interacts with company executives across the organization and external financial institutions.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: appropriately responding to and managing telephone calls and mail/email requests; preparing and organizing meeting materials; scheduling and coordinating meetings and conference calls and related logistics; making travel arrangements (i.e. airline tickets, lodging, transportation, etc.); handling expense reports and purchasing supplies (using, but not limited to Oracle AP and iExpense); maintaining multiple calendars; timekeeping (provide inputs and reporting for SHIPS and eSTARS); routinely maintaining confidential information; managing access and permissions to shared network drives for the Finance and Treasury organization, and handling other miscellaneous functions as needed.

Job Requirements:

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Advanced training or a college degree is a plus.

  • Professional certification a plus.

  • Successful completion of the EEI SASS (Clerical) pre-employment test.

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidates should have successful experience providing administrative support and services to individual managers and groups.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • The ideal candidate is technically savvy, comfortable with technology and embraces the opportunity to develop new skills.

  • Must have high proficiency with computers in general and be fully capable with the Microsoft Office suite ((i.e., Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel).

  • Must have the ability to use SHIPS, eSTARS, iExpense, and other company specific software.

  • Knowledge and use of general office administration/management practices and equipment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills, including good listening skills.

  • Ability to proactively problem-solve, make decisions, anticipate next steps, implement solutions and monitor progress for multiple projects.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, prioritization, time management and calendar management skills.

  • Ability to effectively interact with a variety of position levels and personalities.

  • Able to successfully perform multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize as appropriate.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Is widely trusted; deals fairly and ethically with everyone; presents facts in an honest and direct manner; maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Looks for ways to improve workplace effectiveness; solicits the creative ideas of others; efficiently works within budget and time constraints; exhibits willingness to work out of comfort zone.

  • Dedicated to meeting expectations and requirements of internal customers, and maintaining effective relationships across organizations.

  • Sets high expectations for self; takes personal responsibility for individual and organizational success; acts with speed, decisiveness and individual initiative; allows others to challenge ideas without being defensive.

  • Has proven work ethic and attention to detail. Positive, “can do” attitude. Exercises good judgment and discretion and works independently with little or no supervision.

  • Communicates openly and values honesty; listens to others; works with others toward common goals.

  • Approachable by all. Interacts professionally with executives, clients, management, peer administrative support and staff. Flexible and adjusts to changing priorities.

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: Administrative & Clerical

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2007886