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Finance Controller, Technical Accounting

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

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:

  • Provide guidance to assigned business units, divisions, and corporate functions on a variety of accounting matters to drive business decision-making and ensure proper accounting and disclosure.
  • Specific areas include business combinations/consolidations, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, leases, derivatives, revenue, and cost/equity method investments.
  • Collaborate and consult with Division and Corporate Finance leadership on a regular basis to ensure awareness of transactions and changes with a potential accounting impact.
  • Interpret the impact of new accounting standards and advise assigned business units on implementation.
  • Update Company Accounting Policy by identifying areas for improvement based on accounting consultations handled.
  • Prepare and review certain complex footnote disclosures for the Company's quarterly and annual reporting on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.
  • Special projects as needed Role within group:
  • Interpret FASB, SEC, and other regulations to develop solutions to complex issues.
  • Provide technical and financial accounting advice to corporate management and project teams. This includes exploring deal structuring alternatives, researching reporting requirements, reviewing contract language, and document accounting position.
  • Ensure assigned business units and divisions comply with emerging GAAP for changes in requirements. Assess materiality and relevance of emerging GAAP to Corning Incorporated’s consolidated financial statements.
  • Deliver technical training to business units and other corporate groups and accounting policy updates in new or higher risk areas.

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required. Amount of travel will be less than 15%

Required Education and required years and area of experience:

  • 6-10 years of public accounting or combined public accounting and corporate technical accounting experience
  • Proficient GAAP & SEC knowledge
  • BS in Accounting
  • Big 4 experience is preferred
  • CPA is required
  • Experience researching and documenting accounting conclusions on complex technical accounting matters
  • Experiences in foreign currency accounting and financial instruments/derivatives a plus Soft

Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Strength of business partnership
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter, “can do” attitude
  • High integrity (handling confidential info)

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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Corning