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Regional Financial Accountant (m/f/d)

Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Berlin, DE, 10117

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: [[50578]]


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

COC EMEA is looking for Regional Financial Accountant (m/f/d)  to assist the Regional Controller.  He/She will primarily support Southern Europe finance activities, in compliance with Corning internal policies.


Duties include but are not limited to the following:


• Financial Accounting for Southern European Entities

• Manage month-end close process under SAP: book all relevant manual Journal entries (accruals, rev rec, TP adjustments), coordinate closing steps with Finance Shared Services Center

• Prepare balance sheet supporting documentation and upload into “Blackline” tool (monthly)

• Answer Corning inc internal reporting requirements

• Manage ad-hoc requests related to Southern Europe (coming from finance and outside finance) Processes and day-to-day Internal Controls Compliance (Southern European Entities)

• Document key finance processes and ensure compliance with Corning internal policies

• Perform SOX internal controls. Document and upload into Blackline (monthly)

• Refresh SOX documentation once a year together with compliance team

• Demonstrate active ownership during internal audits, as BU owner. Statutory and Tax Compliance (Southern European Entities)

• Manage statutory audits, income tax audits and other tax inquiries

• Update Transfer Pricing documentation yearly, in collaboration with external consultant

• Work with local consultants to submit company tax returns on time

• Calculate deferred taxes on a quarterly basis

• Meet any new local compliance requirements



• Bank guarantee management for the region

• Participate into budgeting process (incl. balance sheet processes for several entities)



• University degree

• 4+ years of relevant work experience in financial accounting at a multinational working environment

• Strong accounting skills (especially balance sheet) required

• IT skills: MS Office (especially Excel) and ERP (ideally SAP) knowledge needed

• Fluent English is a requirement, both written and spoken. Spanish would be appreciated but is not an absolute requirement

• Sarbanes-Oxley or other internal control environment knowledge desired

• Ability to manage flexible workload

• Flexible mindset with an appetite to learn.