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Sr. Finance Analyst, State Tax

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Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46617


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.

Purpose of the Position:

The Senior State Tax Analyst will be primarily responsible for the preparation and review of US state and local tax returns. The candidate will also support the US state tax controversy team on audits as well as assist with state compliance and reporting projects. Additionally, the position will focus on the state aspects of income tax accounting and reporting.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Prepare / review and/or analyze state income/franchise tax returns and workpapers (separate, combined & unitary)
  • Responsible for state income tax apportionment collection, reconciliations and sourcing. Working with large, complex data sets for modeling and analytics
  • Research and quantify various state & local tax issues
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and year-end state income tax accounting reconciliations and calculating the state effective tax rate
  • Develop and implement process improvements across all state functions, including automation, refinements to current workpapers, enhanced workflows, reporting systems and related internal controls
  • Support state and local income/franchise tax audits- responding to IDR’s put forth by the taxing jurisdictions
  • Responsible for overseeing state cash forecasting including the preparation of extensions and quarterly estimates
  • Participate with ongoing tax department projects such as tax credits and incentives
  • Mentor and develop compliance team members
  • Reporting Structure: Will report to Manager – State Tax Operations (located in Corning, NY)

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Finance with 3-5 years’ experience in Finance related area
  • CPA desirable but not required

Required Skills:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power Point, SharePoint
  • 2-5+ years’ state and local income/franchise work experience. Understand fundamentals of state income/franchise tax such as apportionment, nexus, unitary vs combined reporting and state modifications

Desired Skills

  • Strong knowledge of ASC 740 and related pronouncements preferred
  • Audit or public accounting experience
  • Experience with OneSource, Peoplesoft and/or SAP Soft Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple tasks with varying deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Confident in decision making ability
  • Ability to interact independently with peers and management
  • Possess excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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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