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Controller, Special Topics

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Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition: 32746 


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.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the completion of internal control and U.S. GAAP audits and associated risk assessments on a resource needed basis.
  • Performs quarterly prep work and reviews in support of external reporting group for SEC filings 10-K and 10-Q as necessary.
  • Participate in integrated scoping of external audit efforts and management of Corning’s preparedness for external audit procedures and deliverables to auditors.
  • Ensures management and prioritization of internal audit process automation projects in order to facilitate successful integration of audit automation projects into the scope and compliance requirements for the internal audit function.
  • Ensures assigned technical projects are completed on schedule and within budget; conduct briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal and external representatives concerning specific project topics and operations.
  • Develops written reports and presentations to communicate to leadership on special technical topic project assignments to help define project goals and report out on progress, issues, and resolutions.
  • Develop, modify, communicate and assist with providing training on projects that impact the finance organization and accounting policies.
  • Develops solutions to a wide range of problems, leveraging full knowledge of GAAP, Corning policies, and COSO Framework.
  • Requires the ability to influence the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations.

Projects involved with:

  • Direct interaction and coordination of activities of outsourced internal auditors in execution of process automation projects.
  • Assist Internal Audit Manager with integration of internal and external audit scopes and extent of efforts.
  • Manage preparedness for and deliverables to external auditors.
  • Create, interpret and communicate internal control policies and procedures; provide training and guidance to businesses and corporate customers.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Management of project timelines and deliverables to ensure completion within budget and in line with project objectives.
  • Exercising judgment in application and interpretation of internal control policies and procedures,
  • Exercising leadership in training initiatives.


  • 5 to 10 years of audit or audit related work experience.
  • Experience executing a range of internal audit procedures and risk assessments, producing reports and insights based on results, with supervision.
  • Experience designing and validating proposed improvements to new and existing audit processes, standards and tools, under supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute internal controls testing and synthesize results into actionable improvements and reports.
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations for internal learning, training events and/or business discussions.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Accounting or equivalent, CPA is preferred

Competencies Required and Desired

  • Must be strong in organizational and planning skills
  • Must have strong communication and influencing skills

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 20% travel based on projects and personnel staffing

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Corning