Financial Controller, Technical Accounting: Corning or Rochester (hybrid) or Charlotte

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Date: Aug 25, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61075


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


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Expert resource for issues relating to technical accounting and policy for assigned regions, divisions and corporate functions.
  • Collaborate and consult with the business and Corporate, such as division and business controllers, finance managers and directors on a regular basis to ensure awareness of transactions and changes that have a potential accounting impact.
  • Lead the implementation of new accounting standards for assigned segments and business divisions.
  • Responsible for preparing technical accounting updates to management.
  • Participate in updating Company Accounting Policy to appropriately reflect US GAAP requirements and identifying areas of improvement based on accounting consultations handled.
  • Responsible for the preparation and review of certain complex footnote disclosures for the Company's quarterly and annual reporting on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.
  • Provide guidance to business transaction teams (including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, derivatives, and significant sales and leasing agreements) and ensure proper accounting for activities and disclosure.


Special projects as needed.
Project involved with:

  • Projects can include M&A, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, derivatives, and significant sales agreements, technical accounting memorandum, technical accounting training, 10Q and 10K footnotes, division initiatives, and monitoring and implementation of emerging GAAP.


Role within group:

  • Provide technical accounting guidance to corporate and businesses functions to ensure significant transactions are properly recorded.  Provide technical and financial accounting advice to finance teams, corporate management, and project teams evaluating and executing transactions to acquire business enterprises, form joint venture arrangements, divest of businesses in Corning portfolio, and providing guidance on revenue recognition, lease accounting, financial instruments and derivatives.  This includes exploring structuring alternatives, accounting issues, reporting requirements, and review of contract language.  Provide consultations to businesses and other functions.
  • Responsible for assigned region and divisions ensuring Corning compliance with emerging GAAP for changes in requirements.  Assess materiality and relevance of emerging GAAP to Corning Incorporated consolidated financial statements.  Lead technical training for assigned region or other corporate groups and accounting policy updates in new or higher risk areas.
  • Interpretation of FASB, SEC, IASB and other regulations and authoritative literature and develop solutions to complex issues.
  • Accuracy and completeness of analytical schedules and, where required, financial analyses.


Work Locations:

This role can be based in or near Corning, New York with a hybrid work model, or in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Travel Requirements:

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


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hours per week is normal, with quarterly peaks


Required Education and required years and area of experience:

  • 8+ years of combined public accounting and corporate technical accounting experience
  • Excellent GAAP & SEC understanding
  • BS in Accounting
  • Big 4 experience is preferred
  • CPA is required
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex issues
  • Experiences in foreign currency accounting and financial instruments/derivatives are desired


Soft Skills:

  • 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.

The range for this position is $130,574.00 - $179,540.00.  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.


Nearest Major Market: Corning