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Lead Auditor


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  47564

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

The position is with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]


The Staff Auditor conducts financial, operational, or compliance audits, as well as performing SOX-related work.  FirstEnergy’s Internal Audit department seeks to grow its organization in order to effectively provide assurance and advisory services to the business so it can meet its objectives.  There are multiple open positions for Financial and Operational auditors.


This position is REMOTE. The ability to work remotely within the United States 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.


Responsibilities include:


  • Planning, executing, and reporting on financial, operational, and compliance audits related to accuracy of records, reliability of reporting, safeguarding of assets, support for external auditors, compliance with certain rules and regulations, compliance with internal policies, and audits in other areas as assigned, etc., to ensure completion of the annual Audit Plan.
  • Executing design and operational effectiveness testing for SOX processes.
  • Reviewing risks and supporting internal controls in accordance with internal auditing standards to provide assurance around compliance with laws and regulations and the integrity of the financial statements.
  • Providing consulting services to business management on risk identification, and the effectiveness of the design of process and controls.
  • Identifying internal control gaps in processes, controls or systems, and consulting with business management on appropriate remedial action.
  • Coordinating with external auditors to complete process walkthroughs, preparing audit population, selecting appropriate samples, and performing control testing.
  • Employing effective decision making in resolving issues and reaching satisfactory conclusions in a professional manner.
  • Presenting and communicating project status and issues to Audit and Business Management.
  • Actively seeking ways to add value within scope of assignments with a forward-thinking mindset
  • Providing a high level of customer service, continuous support, and opportunities for proactive involvement of leadership and peers
  • Maintaining a safe, compliant and ethical workplace
  • Focusing on teamwork by providing feedback, education, and encouragement to others




  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, or related discipline is required.
  • Minimum 4 - 7 years relevant work experience is required. Relevant work experience includes internalauditing, external auditing, or experience in finance (e.g., financial reporting, accounting, tax) or operational and regulatory compliance.
  • Professional certification preferred.
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrate growth in use of research techniques.
  • Exercise independent judgment on basic projects and assignments.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • In-depth understanding of applicable products and/or services and of customer needs and expectations.
  • Utilize best practices and techniques for addressing customer concerns.
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships.
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.
  • Desire to continue to learn and grow, work across FirstEnergy, and deliver results.
  • Model active learning through continuing to develop breadth of knowledge, skills, and perspective.
  • Some travel to company locations may be required (less than 10%). Occasional travel to other locations may also be required.


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

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Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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