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Compensation Analyst at Southern Company

September 13, 2016 12:38 AM | Deleted user

Compensation Analyst for Southern Company Services


Work Location: 30 Ivan Allen Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30308


Candidate must live within a reasonable commuting distance to Metro Atlanta OR be willing to immediately relocate to this area.


Job Summary/Description

The Compensation Analyst provides technical support, analysis, and program administration duties for Southern Company.  The role assists with execution of compensation programs, and provides administration and analytical support for a variety of compensation policies and programs. 


Program Administration

  • Manage job documentation, job descriptions, databases and tables related to job codes, and job families
  • Maintain and update records and documentation in partnership with HR Direct
  • Assist with vendor management
  • Partner with Compensation Consultants  utilizing data analytics to ensure market pricing is conducted across the organization
  • Support Compensation Consultants with analyzing/evaluating jobs to establish market competitive rates
  • Administer the daily operations of compensation programs including contract and plan document review, plan research and interpretation, escalations, problem resolution and reporting
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance of all compensation programs (SOX controls, SEC filings, tax filings, etc.)
  • Administer the company’s annual merit and short-term variable compensation program (Comp Manager)
  • Administer equity programs and ensure transactions are accurately processed and settled in a timely manner
  • Supports union negotiations and rate cases as needed
  • Partner with Compensation consultants to proactively develop analysis of results and trends


  • Build internal/external relationships to identify and share needs, expectations, and process improvement opportunities to drive efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provides feedback to team members on operational issues and assists with problem resolution across all C&B functions.


  • Assist HR Delivery and their customers in understanding the Company’s overall compensation philosophy, program design and market competitiveness (educating on programs and process)
  • Assist with training HR Delivery and their customers on compensation programs and tools
  • Maintain communications on programs including mySOurce content and assist with development of communications for key stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate with compensation team at all times to ensure broad-based compensation strategy is maintained

Customer Service & The “How’s” 

  • Ensures the highest level of customer service (speed, responsiveness, accuracy, ownership)

Additional / Ad-Hoc Responsibilities:

  • Assist with regulatory rate case management
  • Contribute to on-going off-cycle support and analysis for compensation programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Level & Reporting Relationship


  • Reports to Compensation Supervisor





  • A bachelor's degree in business, human resources, finance, accounting or other related business area is preferred. 


  • 3-5 years of directly related work experience in general compensation is required.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Understanding of various job evaluation methodologies including market pricing and how to apply job evaluation methodologies is required.
  • Understanding of compensation surveys including survey completion and survey data and data analysis.
  • Understanding of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the exemption tests and how to apply the tests.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products including Xcel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in the use of PeopleSoft.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to handle superior level of confidentiality concerning employee information.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, communication, , organization, and planning skills.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 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.


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