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Auditor - Akron, OH or Greensburg, PA

Location: 

Greensburg, PA, US, 15601

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  35775

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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.


About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]

 

The position reports to the Manager, Internal Auditing and is responsible for performing compliance, operational, system development, and  SOX- audits.  The reporting location for this position can be at the Corporate Office in Akron, OH or in Greensburg, PA.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Plans, executes, and reports on compliance, operational, and system development audits in the following areas:  FERC compliance, NERC and CIP compliance, Transmission Operations, Transmission Construction, Regulated Services, Fleet Operations, Ohio Grid Modernization initiatives.  Other audits, including financial and governance audits as assigned to ensure completion of the annual Audit Plan.
  • Executes design and operational effectiveness testing for SOX processes in support of the departmental strategy of pooling all IA resources to complete our SOX program.  Examples of SOX areas assigned to the TX, Compliance & Regulated Services team include Regulated Settlements, Property Plant & Equipment, and Fuels.
  • Reviews 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.
  • Provides consulting services to business management on risk identification, and the effectiveness of the design of process and controls
  • Identifies internal control gaps in processes, controls or systems, and consults with business management on appropriate remedial action.
  • Coordinates with external auditors on SOX program to complete process walkthroughs, prepare audit population, select appropriate samples, and perform control testing.
  • Employs effective decision making in resolving issues and reaching satisfactory conclusions in a professional manner.
  • Presents and communicates status and issues to Audit and Business Management.
  • With a forward-thinking mindset, actively seeks ways to add value within scope of assignments
  • Provides a high level of customer service, continuous support, and proactive involvement to leadership and peers
  • Maintains a safe, compliant and ethical workplace
  • Focuses on teamwork by providing feedback, education, and encouragement to others

 

   

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, or related discipline required
  • Professional certification preferred
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include internal auditing, external auditing, or experience in finance (e.g., financial reporting, accounting, tax) or operational compliance and meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word)
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships.
  • Demonstrate growth in use of research techniques.
  • Desire to continue to learn and grow, work across FirstEnergy, and deliver results.
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Exercise independent judgment on basic projects and assignments.
  • Model active learning through continuing to develop breadth of knowledge, skills, and perspective.
  • Some travel to company locations is required (less than 20%).  Occasional travel to other locations may also be required.

 

 

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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 

 

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