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Sr. Analyst - Tax Accounting, Akron, OH


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Business Analyst
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  15440

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


There are a total of 2 openings.


The position will report to Manager, Tax Accounting and will be located at the Corporate Office in Akron, Ohio.  It will have primary responsibility for:

  • Overseeing monthly closing process for all taxes (income taxes, gross receipts taxes, property taxes, etc.) and report results to Manager, Tax Accounting, Assistant Controllers and Chief Accounting Officer as appropriate
  • Reviewing and approving work product of junior tax analysts, including journal entries, account reconciliations, taxable income computations, and technical tax accounting analysis as appropriate; 
  • Analyzing main drivers impacting effective tax rate
  • Ensuring compliance with existing tax controls (Sarbanes-Oxley compliance) and proposing additional controls, as needed, in the spirit of continuous improvement     
  • Conducting ASC-740 research, drafting memos to support technical tax accounting positions, and coordinating with Assistant Controller, Corporate
  • Serving as lead for forecasting taxes in support of multiple financial forecasts each year, working with the business planning group, and reviewing the accuracy of tax data input into the UI Planner forecasting tool
  • Coordinating responses to independent auditors
  • Serving as a “thought leader” and mentoring junior tax analysts
  • Effectively communicating with Finance management when called upon to explain complex tax topics
  • Leading special projects within the Tax department, and representing the Tax department on projects within the Controller’s group and across the company
  • Provide outstanding service and responsiveness to internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrating a commitment to safety
  • Demonstrating a commitment to diversity & inclusion, as well as all other FirstEnergy core values and behaviors



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
  • Master’s degree in taxation preferred
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include working in public accounting firm or corporate tax or accounting department.
  • Demonstrated significant prior tax experience   
  • In depth understanding of ASC 740 income tax accounting principles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills)
  • Tax return preparation experience preferred
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills; able to contribute as a member of cross-functional teams both within the Tax department and across other areas of the company   





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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