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Financial Analyst II - Global Staffs

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Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57584


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.

Corning, Inc.

Financial Analyst II – Global Staffs

Corning, New York (HQ)

Req 57584


Role Overview:

This role will execute and perform compliance reviews on the internal corporate (i.e.: non-product) functions within Corning. In this role, you will meet with the leaders from multiple internal teams (ex: Legal, Accountng, Human Resources, EH&S). This role has an extreme amount of visibility and career potential!



Role Purpose:

• Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures.

• Responsible for managing the period closing process preparation including posting of entries and accuracy of the general ledger.• Ensures that required reporting is completed accurately and on a timely basis.

• Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for Controller.

• Responsible for the financial portion of the budget and five-year planning process for the Division.

• Assists in performing accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements

• Collects and analyzes data on financial and/or operational metrics and performances

• Compiles data and prepares basic trend analysis

• Executes routine, ad hoc analysis and reporting to support business unit objectives and business partner relationships

• Reviews and administers fiscal operating policies and procedures

• Interacts with business on a regular basis, begins to network within various areas/business units



 Key Responsibilities:

 • Performs the monthly closing activities and month end financial reporting activity and analysis of monthly financial performance

• Monitors and reports monthly financial performance to Controller

• Provides variance analysis and highlights variances that need corrective action

• Monitors spending and works with department managers to review/understand, and control costs

• Researches and provides detail on expense variances

• Prepares Monthly/quarterly/annual reconciliations and SOX compliance tasks; DLMCs

• Leads financial efforts in the preparation for and implementation of 5-year forecasting, and annual budgeting process

• Provides financial analysis related to capital projects, strategic investments, cost reduction, and other initiatives as required

• Drives finance process improvements and efficiencies


Experiences/Education Required:

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Math, Business Administration, or equivalent technical degree

• Experience working on cross functional teams to solve complex business problems

• 3 or more years of relevant experience



• Corporate Finance experience

• Cost Accounting experience


Required Skills:

• Knowledge of Financial systems (Asset Management/General Ledger/Project Costing)

• Ability to analyze and interpret data regarding unexpected changes in financial results (operating expenses)

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• Ability to be comfortable interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including staff and senior managers

• Sound cross functional skills

• Strong computer skills

• Proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint, general ledger systems & forecasting tools

• Ability to act under pressure in fast-paced environment

• Good analytical skills, presentation skills and problem-solving capability


Soft Skills:

• Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work proactively and independently in a fast-changing environment

• Strong interpersonal & communication skills to build relationships with project and department managers, as well as within finance team

• Comfortable challenging existing processes


Desired Skills:

• Working experience with PeopleSoft, SAP, Khalix

• Performance Excellence knowledge (Six Sigma, lean processes)




Travel Requirements:

• Minimal local travel


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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning