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Mgr, Payroll, FES - Akron, OH


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Accounting
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19286

FirstEnergy at a Glance

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 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [FES]



The Manager, Payroll is responsible for managing, supporting and overseeing the processes for paying exempt, non-exempt and bargaining employees, assuring accurate and compliant withholdings and compiling payroll information across a multi-state organization. Responsibilities include assuring timeliness and accurateness of time reporting, managing payroll preparation and submission; report generation and payroll records management.


The position is located at the West Akron Campus (WAC) in Akron, Ohio.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Partners with ADP on payroll-related activities for the organization
  • Oversees, reviews and verifies accuracy of payroll, deductions, and payroll tax information, responding to payroll-related inquiries including but not limited to payroll deductions, accruals, employment verifications and resolves employee issues.
  • Coordinates ADP timekeeping and payroll systems. Analyzes and implements best practices, recommending and supporting system enhancements as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and internal policies, establishing and monitoring appropriate controls, policies and procedures within payroll.
  • Collaborates with business unit partners, such as Accounting, Human Resources, IT, and Legal and maintains accurate records and prepare reports as required.
  • Recommends and implements changes in methods and procedures to improve efficiency of the payroll function.
  • Oversees preparation of month-end, year-end and government reports.
  • Develops, manages, and implements payroll practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Assures third party providers conform to organizational policies, procedures and government regulations.




  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required.  Certified Payroll Processor (CCP) preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional work experience required specifically related to payroll & administration.
  • Previous experience reporting multi-state payroll, exempt, non-exempt and bargaining employees.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment and adapt easily; work flexibly, effectively and willingly as part of a team.
  • Experience in process improvements and workflow management.
  • Experience with ADP HRIS, Time & Attendance and Payroll reporting.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products.




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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