Director of Internal Audit & Special Projects

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Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning


Requisition Number: 63082


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 light
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Purpose of Position: Lead role in completion of management’s internal control assessment in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley Act, including training, staff and coach development, documentation of results, management of issues and resolution, and presentation of assessment.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead the completion of internal controls objectives (functional and IT) for U.S. GAAP audits and associated risk assessments and internal and external reporting deliverables.
  • Coordinate and provide thought leadership on quarterly prepare work and reviews in support of PwC external auditors and Corning external reporting group for SEC filings.
  • Manage external and internal audit fees and associated billings and coordinate activities for billing and payment with administrative assistant.
  • Direct quarterly filing certification process and report on internal controls assessment for CEO/CFO certification.
  • Assist integrated scoping of external audit efforts and management of Corning’s preparedness for external audit procedures and direct and reliance deliverables to auditors (functional and IT).
  • Lead 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist external reporting group for SEC filings 10-K and 10-Q as necessary.
  • Lead or assist other projects and topics as needed.
  • Develop, modify, communicate and assist with providing training on projects that impact the finance organization and accounting policies.
  • Requires the ability to influence the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations. Projects involved with:
  • Lead interaction and coordination of activities of outsourced EY internal auditors in execution of internal audit projects.
  • Lead integration of internal and external audit scopes and extent of efforts.
  • Manage and delivery of internal control materials 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:

  • Lead and direct project timelines and deliverables to ensure completion within budget and in line with project objectives.
  • Be thought leader and exercise judgment in application and interpretation of internal control policies and procedures,



  • 12+ years of audit or audit related work experience.
  • Experience in US GAAP, PCAOB audit rules.
  • Experience designing and validating proposed improvements to new and existing audit processes, standards and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to review and execute on internal controls testing results and synthesize into actionable improvements and reports.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Accounting or equivalent, CPA is required, Big 4 experience is preferred.


Competencies Required and Desired:

  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and influencing skills
  • High professional integrity


Travel Requirements: Up to 25% travel based on projects and personnel staffing


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is  $184,163.00 - $253,225.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.



Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

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