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SAP Security Analyst

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Date: Sep 4, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46620


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


Over the course of the past several years, Corning’s Global Finance Organization has transformed into an insights driven, world-class Finance organization, focused on supporting our businesses’ strategic growth initiatives across all regions of the world.  At Corning, our Finance organization plays an essential leadership role in all strategic business decisions.  We deliver value through our focus on business partnership with an emphasis on providing actionable insights that deliver strong cash and liquidity performance, high returns on invested capital, and optimized efficiency and effectiveness of business process operations.  Corning Finance is launching into another exciting phase of change focused on integrating digital transformation into all areas of the organization, including updates to core ERP systems, data, analytics, reporting and best of breed emerging tech including expansion of RPA, AI and chatbot capabilities.  As our Corning businesses grow and evolve, so will Corning Finance – always being ready to meet the needs of our partners - driving shareholder value, and providing world-class financial stewardship to the enterprise at large.


Overview of Risk and Controls Center of Excellence:

Corning is establishing a Risk and Controls Center of Excellence (RCCOE) as part of a digital transformation strategy that includes enabling world class capabilities to manage risk across Corning’s key applications and business processes.

This is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Serve as an expert in a complex functional area
  • Gain a global understanding of the business operations
  • Build a network of contacts and business partner relationships across the enterprise
  • Demonstrate and develop SME knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate and develop key leadership skills and capabilities

Key Responsibilities of all RCCOE Roles:

  • Bring key skills and a commitment to build new skills
  • Deliver project and program objectives
  • Champion the future state vision and the plan to achieve it
  • Cross train to back up other RCCOE roles
  • Implement and monitor compliance with enterprise policies
  • Contribute to the strategy and roadmap of user access control processes and tools (Greenlight)
  • Maintain ownership and upkeep of technology solutions
  • Drive accountability with end users
  • Effective operation of controls
  • Work with cross-functional RCCOE members

Key Responsibilities:

The Application Security Analyst will be the Risk & Control Center of Excellence (RCCOE) key technical subject matter expert (SME) for the implementation and administration of security roles in Corning’s SAP ecosystem. The role will also serve as a back-up resource for Greenlight System Administrator (GSA) and Greenlight Access Governance Manager (AGM).

Global Template Deployment:

  • This role will participate in the design, build and test plan for the S/4 HANA security roles in Corning’s Global Template Deployment programs Security:
    • Serve as primary Security Administrator following all guidelines in the established Corning SAP End User Security Policy
    • Analyze access usage and role design
    • Identify any SAP role creation or modification needed to support new system functionality while maintaining appropriate Segregation of Duty controls
    • Maintain repository of security roles and definitions
    • Support SOX audits of SAP Security and segregation of duties by managing reports and preparing supporting audit documentation


  • Strong functional/ technical and analytical skills as well as attention to detail required for managing this complex area of SAP S/4 HANA and Fiori security administration
  • Can influence without authority and engage effectively with stakeholders across the organization.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Accounting, Information Systems, Finance, Economics or Business)
  • 3+ years’ relevant experience in SAP Security Administration, Consulting
  • Experience working with multiple groups and cross functional teams

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Understanding of key risk management concepts
  • Knowledge of SAP solution design and key elements of SAP role security architectures
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP security in S/4HANA with embedded Fiori
  • Technical and functional knowledge of access management tools (e.g. Greenlight, SAP Access Control, Security Weaver) processes, roles, and responsibilities
  • Experience leading a workstream within complex SAP projects working with cross-functional teams of Business, IT, and Compliance
  • Experience with one or more commonly used internal control frameworks, risk frameworks and compliance methodologies:
    • COSO
    • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance programs
    • AICPA Trust Criteria/ SOC Reports, NIST
    • CMMC
    • COBIT
    • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


  • Skills with at least one business processes and controls operation or audit, including opportunities for automation and standardization (Six Sigma, LEAN, DMAIC Belt Certifications a plus)
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking abilities
  • Effective organization and planning skills with the ability to handle changing priorities
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Access and SharePoint
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Execution mindset
  • Customer focus
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity

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: Charlotte