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FirstEnergy Corporation

Accountant V - 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 for an open position with the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00] This position responsible for supporting the companys General Accounting Department by coordinating and executing the monthly financial close, maintaining the companys SAP general ledger accounting system, configuring and maintaining SAP cost flows and participating in complex and technical accounting issues related to various areas of accounting. Mentor and train General Accounting staff as needed. Create clear, concise and accurate reports and analysis for a wide range of internal clients with an emphasis on meeting internal and external reporting and analysis needs and deadlines. Prepare and/or review journal entries and fluxes in various areas of accounting. This position reports to the Manager, General Accounting and will be a fully remote position but may require limited work at one of the FirstEnergy locations 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: - Coordinate and execute the monthly SAP financial closing, working with all areas of the business to accomplish. - Maintain the companys SAP general ledger accounting system and required master data. - Configure and manage the Companys complex cost flows and assessment cycles. - Recommend and implement solutions to complex accounting issues and assignments. - Perform internal control activities, including those related to sensitive transaction access in SAP. - Monthly journal entry preparation in the SAP general ledger. - Create/review monthly account reconciliations in Blackline. - Performing monthly variance to budget/forecast analysis for Corporate departments. - Assist in preparing/reviewing 10Q/10K and other support schedules for SEC and FERC reporting. - Prepare quarterly and annual explanations for various fluxes on the FirstEnergy financial statements. - Develop alternatives and recommendations to improve work processes. - Consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Qualifications include: - Bachelors degree in Accounting or related discipline required, CPA or MBA preferred but not required. - Minimum 10 years relevant work experience required. Relevant work experience will include strong accounting background with experience in monthly closing and general ledger systems. - Strong proficiency with SAP FI-CO modules, specifically a strong understanding of SAP cost flows, intercompany relationships and overhead processes. - Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). - Ability to assist General Accounting department with technical accounting issues and analysis. - Excellent analytical abilities. - Ability to work independently or as part of a team effort on assignments that may be broad in nature involving the compilation, preparation and analysis of various accounting reports, statements, studies or projects. - Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to effectively structure and present information and recommendations involving complex accounting issues. - Strong interpersonal skills to work with all levels of employees and leadership. - Desire to learn, grow and work across FirstEnergy, and deliver quality and accurate work within established deadlines. - Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize work in a dynamic environment. 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