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Global Process Owner, Record to Report

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Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831 Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43565


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.


The Process Strategy Group (“PSO group”) supports Corning’s global Finance function by providing the thought leadership to the strategic development, planning and execution of leading policies, processes, tools, and technologies for finance. Collectively, the “PSO group” is responsible for bringing subject matter expertise, strategy and technology direction to the end-to-end processes in Finance, and cross-functionally where processes intersect with non-Finance functions and businesses. The group delivers value by driving strategic policy, process and technology to further our mission to be a World-class Finance Function. The Global Process owner for Record-to-Report (RTR) is responsible for creating the vision, strategy, and roadmap execution for this global process area. This person will also be responsible for directly collaborating with Accounting, Compliance and Reporting (ACR) and key stakeholders within the broader Finance and CSS organization. This person must be open minded, innovation and process oriented, and able to speak the business language as we work through our continuing Finance transformation. It will be critical the person also work well in a cross functional, enterprise process- oriented organization.

Scope of Position:

  • Create and sustain the record-to-report strategy, roadmap and action plan.
  • Work with fellow GPOs, ACR, and our businesses to introduce tools, techniques, practices, and analytics to further the performance of the end-to-end record-to-report process.
  • Engage to identify process and technology improvement opportunities in RTR; including reporting and analytics, related financial processes, and quality and cost-to-serve operating metrics.
  • Lead RTR portfolio management including project sponsorship, initial chartering, collaboration on resource planning, budgeting, sponsor and executive committee reviews, stakeholder engagement, change agency and project closure.
  • Engage with Corning finance and business leadership (up through the executive level) in a multi-national/multi-cultural environment to gain stakeholder alignment and present project status, findings, and results.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Research leading practices in the use of systems, tools and processes to drive efficient and effective RTR practices and build them into the Finance process and technology roadmap and provide leadership to their implementation and sustainability
  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels of the Finance to seek inputs on requirements and to socialize status/influence results
  • Sponsor and promote a portfolio for record-to-report, coordinated across the other end-to-end portfolios, and the Finance priorities assuring alignment with Corp agenda.
  • Provide regular project updates to executive sponsors, steering team, and PMO’s on metrics, budget, and overall health of the RTR finance portfolio identifying areas for action.
  • Document and manage risks throughout the project portfolio lifecycle
  • Refines and prioritizes tasks on the roadmap
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis as needed to support business initiatives
  • Escalate issues as appropriate to ensure timely and effective resolution
  • Ensure projects are delivered within timeline, budget and deliverables are met.

Travel Requirements:

  • 25% domestic/international travel possible.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Transformation work in finance, IT systems is ideal.
  • Work with multiple groups and cross function team experiences.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to grow a team and develop individuals.
  • Problem solving, analytical skills, exceptional follow through
  • Ability to create strategy translating performance of project solutions for stakeholders.
  • Initiative and effectively manages self and team through a fast-paced environment.
  • Polish – Ability to interface at all levels within the organization and install confidence and trust
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or Project. Uses these tools to work more efficiently and reduce time.
  • Project management skills and experiences
  • Process improvement experience
  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deliverables/timelines in an effective manner

Desired Skills:

  • Strong organization skills, process rigor, attention to detail, responsive

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills needed to brief high-level management
  • Leadership skills to engage business leadership and leverage talent in a matrix organization
  • Additional leadership skills: influencing, motivating, change champion, adaptable, collaborative
  • Sense of urgency and creativity to handle project issues and adapt plan to meet objectives
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help others through change
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Open minded.
  • Customer focus with emphasis on exceptional project delivery

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.


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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