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Accountant - General Accounting


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Accounting
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  41720

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]


The Accountant position supports the company’s 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, creating and maintaining internal control procedures, and supporting the regulatory accounting 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 occasionally challenging deadlines.


This position can be located in Akron, Ohio; Greensburg, PA or Reading, PA. 


Responsibilities include:


  • Monthly journal entry preparation in the SAP ERP system
  • Bank reconciliation process
  • General ledger account reconciliation
  • Extracting and manipulating data using query tools for various databases and systems
  • Performing monthly variance to budget/forecast analysis for corporate departments
  • Assisting in the preparation of Security Exchange Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) & other state regulatory agency reports
  • Performing and maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley controls and promoting an environment of compliance
  • Performing and providing ad-hoc support as necessary
  • Conducting business-specific research, analyzing data, interpreting results, and assisting with implementation activities
  • 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




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required
  • Minimum 4 – 7 years related work experience is required. Related work experience includes experience in monthly financial closing, journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and financial reporting.
  • Experience and proficiency with SAP preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Strong knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and FERC reporting requirements preferred
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team on assignments that may be broad and ambiguous in nature
  • Able 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 complex issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Desire to learn, grow and work across FirstEnergy to deliver quality results within established deadlines   


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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