IT Engagement Leader, Finance (Corning, NY or Charlotte, NC or Remote)

Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60634


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. 


The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes. 


IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.




The IT Finance Engagement Lead reports into the IT Finance Service Owner and will work closely with the Finance Organization and engage with business leaders to deliver quality IT solutions and support Finance applications.


This role manages the intake process for Finance technology projects and works with IT PMO office and IT Service Delivery teams to ensure successful delivery of all projects.


The IT Finance Engagement Lead works with business partners to understand business processes and requirements and works with IT Service Delivery to translate them into technical requirements and manage enhancements to existing applications.


This role is responsible for consistent communication back to business leaders on all IT initiatives and operational issues assessing risk and impact to the business.




  • Develop consistent engagement and communications process with Finance stakeholders, IT PMO and IT Service Delivery teams
  • Lead, Facilitate business and data requirements session to include the ability to translate requirements into technical specifications aligned with program/project goals
  • Assist in the development of standardized status and reporting dashboards as required from the Project Management team
  • Coordinate implementation of related project activities and provide guidance and support to other team members
  • Expected to quickly develop an acumen and intuition for core technology related concepts
  • Responsible for conducting stakeholder meetings, track project milestones, all stakeholder coordination and assistance with the submission status reports and presentations as needed
  • Lead, facilitate required application discovery, rationalization, decommission, and replacement (RFPs/RFIs) utilizing standard approved Corning processes
  • Facilitate process discovery sessions with all levels of the organization - from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and various Service Owners
  • Create process documentation/workflows, knowledge articles and self-service guidance for IT Services
  • Develop and Assist in IT Governance Controls within the Finance Application Space
  • Assist in developing User Acceptance Test (UAT) strategy, scenarios and test data setup
  • Conduct/provide oversight to UAT and post go-live production validations
  • Communicate, liaise and contribute to organizational change management with various departments in the organization to facilitate implementation of new or improved process changes – verbally and/or through written documentation.
  • Create, organize, and contribute to training curriculum for selected technology platform(s)
  • Communicate status showing progress towards defined goals and tasks, as well as to highlight discovered opportunities and next steps on key processes.
  • Partner with IT Service Lines to educate business leadership and users on existing services and on new services that may serve existing or emerging business needs.
  • Participate on project teams (IT, Vendors and or Solution Implementation partners) to deliver projects in the roadmap on schedule and within budget.
  • Participate in technology planning and strategy execution including identification of technology needs and participation in vendor evaluation/selection.
  • Support and manage organization specific IT applications and monitor their overall effectiveness in meeting business needs.
  • Lead smaller IT projects where appropriate.
  • Participate in the Finance Department’s ongoing technical technology system maintenance activities.
  • Encourage customers to accept standardized technology (Corning First).
  • Solve customer problems by analyzing solutions to find common issues identify root cause(s) and develop effective solutions.
  • Ensure proper documentation of applications and hardware solutions.
  • Respond to customer’s and IT leaders’ questions about a process or technology.
  • Keep up with the latest technologies and suggest how to apply the technology in the business.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Information and Technology, Finance, or other business-related field with related business discipline experience.
  • 3 years of experience in IT Engagement or Operations
  • 3 years of experience with finance (budget, forecasting, financial planning, etc…)  
  • Experience managing projects across multiple stakeholder groups




  • Proven project management skills
  • Proven experience with managing vendors
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills to reach out across the organization and communicate with people at different levels, with diverse needs and agendas; related capabilities include facilitation and teaming skills.
  • Ability to multitask across multiple project initiatives and work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and motivate others.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong ability to deliver results.
  • Ability to work through ambiguous situations and have demonstrated willingness to go the extra mile, maintain a positive attitude, possess agility and adaptability to change.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.


TRAVEL:   The IT Engagement Leader, Finance will be asked to travel on a monthly basis for meetings to Corning, NY.   


WORK LOCATIONS:    The IT Engagement Leader, Finance can work in either; Corning, NY area, Charlotte, NC metro area, or remotely within the United States  


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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, 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. 


The salary range for this position is $98,841.00 - $135,906.00.  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.


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