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Tax Analyst

Location: 

Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  67915

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 Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

 

The Tax Analyst will report to Manager, State & Local Tax. This position is considered "mobile" but will be based out of the Akron, OH location with travel into the office as needed.

 

Responsibilities Include:
 

  • Preparing, filing, and providing support for a variety of state & local tax returns, including income tax, gross receipts tax, franchise tax, property tax, and sales & use tax.
  • Preparation and filing of forms 1099 and 1042, including review of vendor data, issuing forms, and completing IRS filings.
  • Tax accounting monthly, including posting journal entries, performing account analysis, and completing account reconciliations. 
  • Assisting in preparing responses to tax auditor requests and drafting memos or petitions to defend tax return positions and/or to initiate appeals of proposed tax assessments.
  • Conducting tax research to support tax return positions
  • Participating on special project teams in the Tax department or across the Controller’s group
  • Providing outstanding service and responsiveness to internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrating a commitment to safety
  • Demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, as well as all other FirstEnergy core values and behaviors
     

Qualifications include:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include experience doing tax compliance and accounting for public accounting firm, tax consulting firm, or corporate tax department
  • Some Tax research experience preferred
  • Experience with CorpTax or other tax compliance software preferred
  • Demonstrated Excel spreadsheet skills and general computer systems capabilities
  • 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, and interact with external tax auditors as needed

   


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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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

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

Exempt 

 

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team


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