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Entry Level Plus Financial Analyst, Blacksburg, VA

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Date: Jul 14, 2022

Location: Christiansburg, VA, US, 24073

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54410


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


The Blacksburg Plant Financial Analyst will assist the Plant Controller and Assistant Plant Controller (APC) with the monthly financial statement close, analyzing actual results, preparing business forecasts and long-term financial plans, analyzing and seeking approval for capital investments, working with plant personnel to identify and quantify cost reduction opportunities, maintaining plant cost accounting systems, supporting tax and SEC filings, and ensuring compliance to Sarbanes Oxley and GAAP.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update plant internal control documentation including RCM’s, Narratives, significant spreadsheets and key report control form, segregation of duties, maintain annual waivers, and review system access.
  • Perform duties for month end financial statement close including journal entries and variance analysis.
  • Prepare, review, and maintain monthly account reconciliations.
  • Support internal and external audits. • Perform Inventory reconciliations.
  • Manage Project Costing and Asset Management transactions within the plant.
  • Assist Plant Controller and Assistant Plant Controller with annual plant budget process and forecasts.
  • Assist and support plant management to enhance their understanding of plant spending.
  • Ad hoc financial analysis in support of plant operations
  • Other functions and projects as assigned in support of plant and company operations.


Required Skills:

  • GAAP and cost accounting
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong computer and system skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, process-oriented and organized
  • Has capacity and aspires to become a plant controller


Desired Skills:

  • Cost modeling
  • Inventory control and management
  • Manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley
  • Experience managing people Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 1 – 3 years of progressive industry experience, OR a strong internship experience with noted accomplishments and experiences


Desired System skills:

  • PeopleSoft Supply Chain
  • PeopleSoft Finance
  • Longview (Khalix)
  • Blackline Account Reconciliation Tool
  • CET Business Data Warehouse
  • Manufacturing Spending Data Warehouse (MSDW)


Soft Skills:

  • Ambitious and aspires to grow professionally
  • Able to work and communicate with individuals at all levels to accomplish objectives
  • Able to lead accounting/finance-based projects
  • Able to manage through ambiguity and perform in fast past environment


Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal; Less than 10% Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
  • 40 hours/wk plus overtime as required to accomplish objectives



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia