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Senior Financial Analyst, CLS P&A

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Date: May 5, 2022

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50630


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.


**Note that the responsibilities below will be covered by multiple analysts vs one position. This position will be involved in some or all of the below areas

  • Responsible for tracking, reporting, analysis, and accuracy of forecasting of S&A and D&E expenses for total CLS, being able to articulate findings to senior management and contributing potential insights
  • Supports heavily the CLS FP&A business controller in the closing, forecast, budgeting and five- year planning processes for total CLS
  • Perform traditional accounting activities requiring knowledge of debits and credits
  • 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, summarizing findings
  • Assists with internal financial reporting, performs comprehensive trend analysis, and leads data mining
  • Monitors daily operations of CLS division and actively assists to resolve issues, escalating as appropriate
  • Provides technical support to sub business groups within division on closing, forecast, budget and five-year plan
  • Executes and supports internal and external controls
  • Support Mfg Controller on manufacturing reporting, plant finance support, and closing activities
  • 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 perform ad hoc analysis on financial concepts in order to support team financial activities (e.g., depreciation, working capital requirements, cash flow analysis)
  • Supports cross-functional projects and helps coordinate key communication activities
  • Asset management support for CLS 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

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree
  • Accounting or Finance Major preferred. MBA, CPA/CMA also preferred.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in accounting operations

Required Skills:

  • Financial Analytical Skills
    • 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 8.9/9.2 or has ability to quickly learn financial systems used by Corning Finance (i.e., PS 8.9/9.2, 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 understanding

Desired Skills:

  • Customer focused
  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers to gain their trust and respect.
  • Effectively work on cross functional teams to solve complex business problems.
  • Organizational agility and ability to multi-task
  • Comfort and effectiveness communicating up and down the organization
  • 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.

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: Boston