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IT Planning Analyst Intern (Accounting/Finance/Business) Summer 2021


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  34525

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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp [SC00].


As a participant in the Co-op/Intern Professional Development Program, you will be cultivating professional skills and perform professional level work at FirstEnergy. Each participant will receive on-the-job training, and challenging assignments to refine skills and round out competencies.


As an IT Planning Analyst Intern at FirstEnergy, you will be on the IT Planning team who is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the overall IT budget. At roughly $200M annual spend, the IT Planning Analysts help process month-end entries and analyze spend data to provide to the leadership team. An IT Planning Analyst helps the entire IT department stay on plan, and on budget.


The current opening will focus primarily on processing month-end accruals and journal entries, as well as working on our long-term plan. There will be a significant amount of work within excel and running queries to analyze historical and future financial data.  This person will gain experience with data visualization tools and should enjoy using Microsoft Excel to manipulate and interpret data.


This position is unique as it is cross-functional across all departments within IT. It is a financial role, within the IT department.


This position is for someone who enjoys helping people, analyzing data and answering questions. 


Resume Requirements:  

Please include your Major/Minor/Degree, GPA and anticipated graduation date on your resume. Resumes that do not include Major/Minor/Degree, GPA and anticipated graduation date will not be considered. 

Resume Suggestions:

We encourage you to include on your resume courses completed relevant to the position you're applying. Additionally, tell us about school projects where you utilized the skills needed for the position in which you are applying. Technology enthusiasts: be sure to describe your tech hobbies and use of technology outside of the classroom on your resume. 

In this position, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist in the IT forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis reporting process.
  • Extract and manipulate data using various tools and systems.
  • Update systems with appropriate budget and forecasting data.
  • Learn components of planning and reporting processes including analyzing data, interpreting results and assisting clients with reporting of information.
  • Contribute in improving current work processes.
  • Assist with various ad-hoc reporting requests.
  • Learn how technology supports various business processes and disciplines.
  • Collaborate with other departments of IT, to complete projects.
  • Deliver effective client support through the investigation of client issues.


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Accounting, Business or Finance.
  • Must have a graduation date no earlier than December 2021 and no later than December 2022 (Graduation date MUST be listed on resume)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future)
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Analytical skills to define and resolve problems and think creatively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to make formal presentations to various audiences.
  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects, with the aptitude to learn quickly.
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment with remote colleagues utilizing virtual technologies.
  • Sound understanding of Microsoft Office line of products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Organizational skills to prioritize and plan work, multi-task and meet schedules.
  • Able to work in a team environment with a constant focus on safety.
  • Highly motivated to work independently and productively, with an aptitude to learn quickly.
  • Additional Coursework in the Computer Science discipline is highly preferred.

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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