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Analyst - Federal Income Tax & Rates - OH, NJ


Morristown, NJ, US, 07962-1911

Job Function:  Business Analyst
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  15482

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.


The position will reoprt to the Manager, Federal Income Tax & Rates and can be located in Akron, OH at the Corporate Office or in Morristown, NJ.


It wil be primarily responsilbe for:

  • Preparing various aspects of the consolidated federal income tax return, including computing Schedule M book-tax differences, preparing special schedules and disclosures, calculating quarterly estimated payments, and working in the CorpTax compliance software;
  • Responding to IRS audit requests, including drafting memos as needed to support tax return positions or to initiate appeals of proposed assessments;
  • Conducting tax research to support tax return positions, business unit investments or initiatives, or tax planning projects;
  • Supporting utility rate case filings by responding to data requests as appropriate; 
  • Preparing and filing state income tax returns, as needed;
  • Supporting tax accounting by posting journal entries or performing account reconciliations, as needed
  • 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 & inclusion, as well as all other FirstEnergy core values and behaviors




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • Minimum 4 years’ relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include experience doing tax compliance for public accounting firm, tax consulting firm, or corporate tax department.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint), demonstrated Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Accountant or lawyer (specific degree less important than demonstrated tax experience)
  • Tax research skills
  • Experience with CorpTax of other tax compliance software 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, 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 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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