Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Elliott Spencer is senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Southern Power is America's Premier Wholesale Energy Partner, meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and commercial and industrial customers with one of the fastest growing clean energy portfolios in the U.S. Spencer's responsibilities include the oversight of accounting and finance functions, as well as the direction of project and market analysis activities for Southern Power. He was named to this position in 2019.
Prior to his current role, Spencer was the comptroller and corporate secretary for Southern Power. He was responsible for providing management and oversight of financial accounting and reporting, accounting due diligence on business acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Spencer also served as assistant comptroller and director of regulatory accounting and finance for Georgia Power. There, he represented the company as one of the key witnesses in front of the Public Service Commission on the 2013 base rate case, the 2012 fuel case, and provided management and oversight of Regulatory Accounting and Wholesale Reporting, Accounting Research, and Nuclear Development Accounting.
Spencer began his utility career in 1992 in the United Kingdom at Southwestern Electricity Board (SWEB), which was later acquired by Southern Company. He held many accounting and financial accounting roles at SWEB before moving to Atlanta to join Southern Energy Inc., which later became Mirant Corp. While at Mirant, he provided accounting analysis and research primarily for the Asian business development team, and briefly worked in Hong Kong.
Spencer graduated from the University of the West of England with the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, which is the equivalent of being qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and worked six years in public practice. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.