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Finance Senior Analyst, AO Manufacturing

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Date: Jun 13, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450 Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45456


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.

Position Description:

This role will support the AO manufacturing controller and AO division in all manufacturing finance responsibilities:

  • Support heavily Manufacturing Controller on manufacturing finance and plant finance support
  • Support plant control groups of all AO sites on ad hoc basis
  • Support Mfg Controller on Gross Margin Analysis by product line and by business group
  • Support Mfg Controller on Unit cost analysis
  • Support Mfg Controller on NPV analysis of new business development

Inventory management support for AO and Mfg. Controller:

  • Assisting with forecast, consolidations, variance analyses, inventory turns, history, trends and ad-hoc reports

Capital management support for AO and Mfg. Controller:

  • Assisting with forecast, consolidations, variance analyses, Capricorn, history, trends and ad-hoc reports, Appropriation Request process and asset management process
  • Performs and monitors accounting activities (e.g., reconciliations, journal entries) in accordance with accounting principles and standards to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements
  • Leads tracking of financial and/or operational metrics and performances such as NCP, summarizing findings
  • Assists with internal financial reporting, performs comprehensive trend analysis, and leads data mining
  • Monitors daily operations of AO division and actively assists to resolve issues, escalating as appropriate
  • Provides 2nd level check to sub business groups within division on closing, forecast, budget and 5 YR plan on mfg related metrics such as revenue, gross margin, capital and inventory
  • Executes and supports internal and external controls
  • Conducts and directs performance evaluation, scenario analysis, variance analysis, and complex ad hoc analysis
  • Ensures processes, procedures, controls, and records of financial transactions follow standardized methodologies; streamlines processes when possible
  • Ability and knowledge to performs ad hoc and economic research on financial concepts in order to support team financial activities (e.g., rates of return, depreciations, working capital requirements, investment opportunities, investment performance, governmental requirements)
  • Supports cross-functional projects and helps coordinate key communication activities

Asset management support for AO/PGS division:

  • Assisting with capitalizations, closing/opening capital projects, asset transfers and disposal requests, physical count process
  • Assist with file set up and updating PS workflows

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree
  • Accounting or Finance Major preferred.
  • MBA, CPA/CMA also preferred.
  • >5 years of experience in Finance / accounting

Required Skills:

  • Financial Analytical Skills
  • Ability to work with complex data to drive to concise storyline and to connect dots between operations and financial analysis
  • Can analyze and respond to inquiries regarding unexpected changes in financial results (operating expenses).
  • Able to support and review period financial reports, ledgers, and financial audits.
  • Financial Systems
  • Expertise preferred in Khalix and PS 8.8, or has ability to quickly learn financial systems used by Corning Finance (i.e., PS 8.8, Khalix).
  • Has necessary level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or Project. Uses these tools to work more efficiently and reduce time.
  • Ability to perform PeopleSoft queries in order to troubleshoot period closing inquiries

Technical Competence:

  • Has a working knowledge of general accounting including business financial statements (sales through NPAT plus statistical accounts and Cash Flow) and technical knowledge of local accounting and regulatory policies.
  • Financial Processes

Desired Skills:

Customer Focus

  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Effectively work on cross functional teams to solve complex business problems.

Organizational Agility

  • Knows who to go to in order to secure the appropriate type and level of finance service needed to address the entity’s business needs.

Problem Solving:

  • Performs detailed analysis and evaluates opportunities to ensure accurate results

Soft Skills

  • Communication and presentation skills

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, or 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.

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