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Finance Analyst, Durham Campus

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Date: Jul 13, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55374


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 Durham Campus Financial Analyst will assist the Plant Controller and Assistant Plant Controller 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:

  • Perform duties for month end financial statement close including journal entries and variance analysis.
  • Prepare, review, and maintain monthly Blackline account reconciliations and tasks.
  • Support internal and external audits.
  • Perform inventory reconciliations and inventory and fixed asset cycle counts / audits
  • Assist in maintaining and updating plant standard costs
  • Collect and analyze data on operational metrics and performance
  • Manage project costing and asset management transactions within the plant.
  • Assist with annual plant budget process and monthly forecasts.
  • Assist and support plant management to enhance their understanding of plant spending.
  • 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.
  • Ad hoc financial analysis in support of plant operations
  • Other functions and projects as assigned in support of plant and company operations.

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal; Less than 10%

Hours of work / work schedule / flex-time:

  • 40 hours per week plus overtime as required to accomplish objectives

Required Skills:

  • GAAP and cost accounting
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong computer and system skills --Excel and PowerPoint 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

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 – 5 years of progressive industry experience

System skills:

  • Integrated ERP system experience (PeopleSoft or SAP a plus)
  • Blackline Account Reconciliation Tool

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


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: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh