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Mgr, Internal Auditing


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  63805



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 Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.


The Manager, IT Internal Auditing plans and supervises the assigned audit team and the delivery of IT assurance and advisory services across FirstEnergy. This individual plans and executes FirstEnergy’s IT audits including communication of draft results to management.  The Manager partners with the Director, IT Audit & Data Analytics in establishing a risk-based audit plan and schedule.  This leader manages the effective execution of the audit plan with assigned resources, which includes ongoing monitoring of the audit plan achievement and proposing necessary audit plan adjustments to align with changes in the company’s risk profile.


Candidates within the FE service territory desiring a fully remote work option will be considered; however, it is preferred the candidates are within driving distance of one of the two main reporting locations, the Corporate Office in Akron, OH or in Greensburg, PA for team meetings and collaboration, as needed. Other locations within the FE service territory (OH, PA, W VA, NJ, MD) will also be considered.




  • Demonstrates and applies a thorough understanding of complext information systems and familiarity with a variety of technologies, operating systems, databases, and reporting and data analytics tools.
  • Manages the assessment of IT risks, and the development of the related annual Internal Audit Plan.
  • Administers an on-going risk assessment process to select appropriate IT audit and consulting projects, as well as recommending risk-based adjustments to the Internal Audit Plan. Guides the priority, scheduling, and staffing of IT audit engagements.
  • Manages the reviews of systems, IT processes, policies, procedures, cyber security, and configuration controls of existing systems as well as proposed controls of new systems.
  • Provides consulting services to business and IT management on risk identification, and the effectiveness of the design of process and controls.
  • Works with Internal Audit team members regarding the communication of findings, conclusions and recommendations to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • People leader responsible for building and fostering an impactful team through the hiring, supervision, coaching, development, and evaluation of employees.
  • Coordinates with outside audit firms working internally within the audit team or with the external auditors
  • Actively seek ways to add value within scope of assignments with a forward-thinking mindset
  • Maintaining a safe, compliant and ethical workplace
  • Focusing on teamwork by providing feedback, education, and encouragement to others



  • Bachelor’s degree is required; preferably in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, Engineering, Information Security, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant work experience is required. Relevant work experience includes IT internal auditing, IT external auditing, or experience in IT (e.g., IT Security, cybersecurity, data analytics, etc)
  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA)  certification is desirable
  • Subject Matter Expert around key IT audit requirements and standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley, IT Risk Assessments, Operational IT Audits, IT General Controls, Cyber Frameworks, Pre-implementation Reviews, etc
  • Demonstrated leadership in strategic partnership with IT to provide effective assurance and advisory services
  • Strong critical thinking skills, communication skills, collaborator, and executive presence/leadership skills
  • Motivational and inspirational leadership, communicating a compelling vision, measuring performance, and fostering a culture of inclusion and accountability; a mentorship mentality, recruiting, developing, and growing high-caliber, diverse talent for current and future roles while building a high-performing team
  • Project management skills including planning and organization to initiate and develop project plans and successful implementation
  • Appreciation for FirstEnergy’s core values and behaviors along with demonstrated experience, mindset, and strong disposition toward transparency; unassailable integrity and trustworthiness
  • Desire to continue to learn and grow, work across FirstEnergy, and deliver results.
  • 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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