First Energy Corp. Technical Accounting Analyst in Akron, Ohio

Technical Accounting Analyst

Location: Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function: Accounting

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 941

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

This position is responsible for performing technical research of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (USGAAP) as well as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations for a wide array of business topics andprojects. The position will work closely with members of the business and peers within the research team to develop anunderstanding of research topics, analyze and summarize the research results and communicate to the key stakeholders. The position will also assist in analyzing the impact of potential changes to accounting standards out for public comment andimplementing new accounting standards across the organization.

The position is located at the Corporate Office in Akron, Ohio and reports to the Manager, Accounting Research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting business-specific US GAAP and SEC research, analyzing data, interpreting results, making recommendations andassisting in implementation activities

  • Assisting in the exposure draft comment process for potential new accounting standards

  • Assisting in the training/education, coordination and implementation of new accounting standards

  • Preparing US GAAP disclosures to be included in SEC filings

  • Maintaining a broad understanding of US GAAP, with a focus on the power and utility industry, and SEC rules and regulations


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline required. Advanced degree or CPApreferred

  • Minimum 2 years professional work experience required, experience within public accounting or external reporting/technicalaccounting in a corporate setting preferred

  • Exposure to US GAAP, SEC reporting requirements and technical accounting research

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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