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Southern Company IT Auditor in Atlanta, Georgia

IT Auditor



The IT Auditor is accountable for conducting routine medium and high-risk audits or reviews to assess business processes, security practices, fraud prevention and detection, and compliance processes across Southern Company. In this position, the IT Auditor is expected to assist in planning and delivering audit results, along with a team of auditors.


  • Build and sustain professional relationships with audit clients across the company

  • Understand the functional business area(s) under review and apply that knowledge to assist management in identifying and monitoring strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks

  • Provide quality assurance for individual work performed and ensure work conforms to Professional Standards established by the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Draft high-quality audit reports and communicate effectively with appropriate company and audit management

  • Manage assigned responsibilities effectively to meet project budgets and make productive use of time

  • Collaborate effectively with audit team members on individual assignments or departmental initiatives

  • Produce workable solutions to a range of problems and contribute new ideas to improve Internal Auditing and other organizations

  • Participate in appropriate external organizations to obtain personal and professional training and development


Education and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Advanced degree is a plus

  • It is expected that the applicant will possess or obtain at least one job-related certification within two years of entering the department. Examples of job related certifications include: Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Professional Engineer, Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified Fraud Examiner


  • 1-3 years internal auditing experience or experience in a technology/security field or industry

  • Prior experience in the utility industry with a basic understanding of utility concepts is desired

  • Cybersecurity experience is desired

  • Prior experience with a professional services firm is desired

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work successfully in a team setting

  • Specialization in one or more Technologies

  • Big 4 experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective project management skills, including managing time, developing a work plan, taking initiative, and analyzing data.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Advanced computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with varying aspects of technology or security

  • Ability to work in a team environment as an individual contributor or independently with self confidence

  • Ability to adapt to changing demands, multi-task, and manage competing priorities

  • Basic understanding of risk management, internal controls, and governance

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company's values of safety, unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment

  • General understanding of internal controls environments within Technology function

  • Awareness of information technology concepts (operations and practices), emerging technology issues and some knowledge of data analysis tools and techniques

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: Information Technology

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):

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

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2008383

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