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FirstEnergy Corporation

Accountant I-III - General Accounting




Akron, Ohio, United States

FirstEnergy at a Glance We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger. FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, 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 regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts. About the Opportunity This is an open position with the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00] This position is responsible for supporting the companys General Accounting Department by participating in various areas of accounting, including the monthly financial close, completing bank and account reconciliations, performing budget variance analysis, assisting in quarterly/annual SEC/FERC reporting, and supporting the regulatory accounting and rates groups. This position requires the ability to be flexible, detail oriented and work across various FirstEnergy departments, while meeting internal and external reporting and analysis needs and at times aggressive deadlines. This position reports to the Manger, General Accounting and will be located at the General Office in Akron, Ohio or West Penn HQ in Greensburg, PA or Met-Ed HQ in Reading, PA. The location will be dependent upon the candidate selected. Responsibilities include: - Monthly journal entry preparation in the SAP ERP system - Bank reconciliation process - General ledger account reconciliation - Performing and maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley controls and promoting an environment of compliance - Assisting in the preparation of SEC, FERC & other state regulatory agency reports - Extracting and manipulating data using query tools for various databases and systems - Performing monthly variance to budget/forecast analysis for Corporate departments - Performing and providing ad-hoc accounting support as necessary - Consistently anticipating and delivering against a defined goals and meeting deadlines - Learning and exercising sound decision making and developing alternatives and recommendations to improve work processes Qualifications include: - Bachelors degree in Accounting is required - Minimum 0-2 years professional work experience is required - Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) is required - Ability to work independently or as part of a team on assignments that may be broad and ambiguous in nature - Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with General Accounting staff and internal customers at all levels of FirstEnergy - Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate issues in a clear and concise manner - Desire to learn, grow and work across FirstEnergy to deliver quality results within established deadlines - Possess excellent time management 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 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 Exempt FirstEnergy Human Resources Team