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Senior Financial Analyst, External Reporting

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Date: Oct 5, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50257


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.

Job Description

The global Finance Function acts as a proactive business partner, advising and making recommendations based upon financial projections and historical performance. Finance also provides financial expertise companywide and ensures accurate and efficient transaction processing.

Purpose of the Position:

To assist the Manager of External Reporting in monitoring, assessing, and communicating changes in SEC disclosure and reporting rules and regulations, and to maintain the status as subject matter expert of major technical accounting areas, including share-based compensation, earnings per share, and cash flow accounting.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of SEC filing requirements, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, 11-K and other filings as required.
  • Assist the Manager of External Reporting in monitoring, assessing, and communicating changes in SEC, disclosure and reporting rules and regulations which may have an impact on Corning. Develop solutions to accounting and reporting issues.
  • Assist in communicating new and proposed accounting pronouncements, and their impact to Corning, to management, escalating potential issues along with possible solutions.
  • Interface with business leaders to communicate business impact of accounting issues;
  • Responsible for accounting for and subject matter expert in:
    • equity based compensation;
    • executive and non-executive cash based compensation;
    • dividend accruals;
    • weighted average shares outstanding and EPS; and
    • Corning’s consolidated statement of cash flow.
  • Assist in coordination with external auditors on accounting and disclosure matters affecting external reporting.
  • Responsible for maintaining and coordinating the Risk and Control Matrix (RCM) for Corning’s statement of cash flow, accounting for equity based compensation and cash based compensation, WASO and EPS.
  • Current on-going projects involving:
    • Financial statement and footnote process improvement;
    • Assist in the accounting for acquisitions.
  • Future projects can include assisting in implementation of new accounting standards, researching disclosures and reporting questions, monitoring SEC rule making and interpretations and assisting ARC team members with special projects.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA
  • Minimum 3-5 years technical accounting experience (i.e., working knowledge of FASB, SEC accounting and reporting rules and interpretations)
  • Big 4 and / or combination of Big 4 / large multi-national public company experience
  • Required Skills:
  • SEC reporting experience.
  • Technical accounting knowledge and proficiency.
  • Knowledge of financial systems.
  • Has ability to quickly learn financial systems used by Corning Finance (i.e., PeopleSoft, Khalix, RDG Thunderdome, PwC Disclosure Checklist, SAP).
  • Has necessary level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or Project.
  • Knowledge of financial processes, including preparation of monthly accounting entries for stock based and cash based compensation and dividend accruals.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with and understanding of accounting for stock based compensation, calculation of WASO and EPS, and statement of cash flows.
  • Customer focus – dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect.
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams to solve complex business problems.
  • Problem solving – perform detailed analysis and evaluate opportunities to ensure accurate results.

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical accounting research skills
  • Quick learner
  • Open to change – enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
  • Peer relationship/collaboration – is a team player and is cooperative
  • Interpersonal skills

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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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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