Finance Rotational Analyst

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Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61431


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. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Finance Rotational Program, Experienced Track


Position Responsibilities:  The purpose of the Finance Rotational Program (FRP) is to cultivate a robust pipeline to sustain succession plans in support of a world class Finance organization. The FRP is a three year program consisting of three one year rotational assignments within the Finance function across manufacturing, division, and corporate. The rotations are aimed at providing participants with the opportunity to learn and experience a variety of Finance roles and position them for future leadership roles in Corning‚ Finance organization. Participants can expect a broad range of experiences and gain competencies as well as an opportunity to make a real contribution to the organization.


The program includes:

  • Robust and challenging rotational assignments 
  • Ongoing mentoring from and visibility with top leaders 
  • Ongoing coaching during each rotation
  • Personal and group development opportunities 
  • Leadership development


Position Qualifications General Requirements: 

  • Mobility within the U.S. for annual rotation, and for end role 
  • A 3 year commitment to the rotational program


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in external audit, financial accounting, or financial experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Big 4 Experience preferred 
  • Bachelor‚ degree in: Business, Economics, and/or Finance or equivalent 
  • Master‚ degree in related area preferred 
  • Certifications desirable (e.g. CPA, CMA, CFA, etc.) 
  • Six Sigma Green belt/Black belt certification‚ a plus


Technical Skills: 

  • Data analytics software experience (ACL, IDEA, etc.) desired 
  • PeopleSoft and/or SAP experience desired 
  • Cost accounting/manufacturing experience desired
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint required 
  • Sarbanes-Oxley knowledge


Required Qualifications:

  • Successful track record of performance in a Finance role 
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, process-oriented and organized a must 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and link to business implications required 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication (including presentation) skills 
  • Excellent problem solving capability required 
  • Data driven problem solving capability 
  • Successful track record of continuous process/product improvement 
  • Interest in working in different Finance function areas 
  • Comfortable working independently and in groups


Desired Soft Skills:

  • Partnership, Collaboration, & Influence
    • Demonstrated collaborative and business partnership approach
    • Actively build relationships, networks and systems with others
    • Actively listens
    • Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes 
  • Analytical & Strategic Thinking skills
    • Problem solving and strategic thinking skills to dig deeper and develop risk based analytic solutions to enhance the control environment and audit procedures
    • Inquisitive and curious 
  • Talent development
    • Addresses performance shortfalls and actively works on skills development with self and/or team via timely, balanced, open discussions
    • Personally driven and self-aware
    • Adaptability 
  • Customer service o Monitor, maintain and improve systems to proactively meet customer needs and provide added value
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently in a fast changing environment 
  • Drive for results
    • Monitor, maintain and improve systems to support continuous improvement to drive efficiency, effectiveness and compliance


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is $61,253.00 - $84,223.00.  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 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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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