Working Student - Internal Controls (m/f/d)

Date: 4 Jul 2024

Location: Berlin, DE, 10117

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63820


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


As a Working Student in Internal Controls with a focus on month-end close and SOX compliance, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in a dynamic corporate environment. You will work closely with the Internal Controls team on EMEA-specific tasks, ensuring financial accuracy, SOX compliance, and supporting internal and external audits. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your academic knowledge in a practical setting and develop essential skills for a career in finance, audit or compliance.



  • Month-End Close Activities:
    • Perform monthly/quarterly/annual month-end close tasks for the EMEA region
    • Prepare Intercompany sales reports
    • Reconcile sales subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger
    • Review credit notes report
    • Analyze shipment reports for compliance with customer contracts
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate and timely month-end close and reporting
    • Actively seek standardization and automatization
  • SOX Compliance:
    • Periodically review SOX controls and account reconciliations for EMEA legal entities
    • Maintain SOX documentation in the online reporting tool
    • Update risk control matrices and business process narratives
    • Cooperate with external and internal auditors, fulfilling their requests and providing support
  • Additional Tasks:
    • Assist with ad hoc projects and analytics as needed
    • Perform other administrative and support tasks as assigned



  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Strong academic background in accounting principles and practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel & Power BI for data analysis and reporting. Experience with Power Query, Databricks is an asset
  • Familiarity with SAP and LongView (or similar accounting and reporting systems) is a plus
  • Fluency in English, any other language skills being advantageous
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards


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.


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