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Accounting Research Analyst


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Accounting
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  56804

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 FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]


The Accounting Research Analyst is responsible for performing technical research of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) and regulated accounting under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Uniform System of Accounts (USofA) as well as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations for a wide array of business topics and projects.

This mobile position is based out of the Corporate Office in Akron, OH. The ability to work remotely within the FirstEnergy service territory (OH, WV, MD, PA and NJ) may be available based on business need.  This option is not available in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon or Washington at this time.



  • Conducting business-specific US GAAP, FERC and SEC research, analyzing data, interpreting results, making recommendations and assisting 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 and the FERC USofA, with a focus on the power and utility industry, and SEC rules and regulations
  • Working closely with members of the business and peers within the research team to develop an understanding of research topics, analyze and summarize research results and communicate to key stakeholders
  • Assisting in analyzing the impact of potential changes to accounting standards out for public comment and implementing new accounting standards across the organization



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline is required. Advanced degree or CPA is preferred
  • Minimum 7 years related work experience is required. Related experience includes public accounting or external reporting/technical accounting in a corporate setting
  • Exposure to US GAAP, FERC and SEC reporting requirements and technical accounting research is preferred
  • 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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