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Senior Manager, Tax Operations (International Tax)

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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47433


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 Senior Manager, Tax Operations (International Tax) is responsible for setting strategy for the international tax compliance function, executing tax policy, and overseeing and supporting processes around the preparation of tax forecasting, tax provisions, tax accounting, and tax footnotes reported in public filings (e.g., Form 10Q and 10K) to ensure accurate financial reporting as well as overseeing and maintaining a strong internal control environment.

In this role, this individual will be responsible for providing technical guidance and instruction to the Tax Department for matters related to US international tax compliance and reporting, as well as guidance and instruction on the tax accounting processes, procedures and deliverables. Most importantly, we are looking for someone will be responsible for the company's US international income tax compliance. This individual will work closely with the Director, Tax Operations to establish and drive tax strategies that optimize Corning's international business strategies and support US federal, state and local tax provision process. He/she will also partner with other finance leaders in our Analytical Services (FP&A) and our Technical Accounting (Controller’s) groups to obtain the necessary data and to provide the tax analysis required to support Senior Management and GAAP and non-GAAP financial forecasting and reporting. In addition, this role will partner with planning on special project and data/modeling requests. He/she will provide technical guidance and review all US international calculations, including but not limited to GILTI, FDII, BEAT, Subpart F, APB23 and FTCs, for technical and quantitative accuracy.

Estimated Percentage of time spent in 1st three years in following tax specialties: 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Federal Domestic 10% 10% 10% State 10% 10% 10% International 80% 80% 80%  

Estimated Percentage of time spent in 1st three years in tax functional areas: 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Tax Forecast/Provision 30% 25% 25% Compliance Review 30% 35% 35% Compliance Prep 15% 15% 15% Research & Planning 10% 15% 15% Dept. Admin 15% 10% 10%

Position Deliverables:

  • Set strategy for the international tax compliance function
  • Review and sign off on the international part of federal tax return
  • Track tax legislation and their impact on federal income tax compliance
  • Manage and integrate Planning/M&A/Transfer Pricing projects into tax compliance, modeling and attribute tracking process.
  • Provide Audit support on complex international issues
  • Ensure all foreign inclusions are properly accounted for with correct ETR impact
  • Interface with external auditors (PWC) to support and defend current position

Candidate Profile:

  • Minimum of eight to ten overall years of corporate international tax experience preferred; progressively responsible tax experience in roles focused on US international tax and foreign tax management.
  • BA in Accounting and CPA required; MST preferred.
  • Must have extensive experience with Forms 5471, 8858, and 8865. Extensive background in all facets of accounting for income taxes (ASC 740), including U.S. international tax provisions of TCJA, consolidation of worldwide tax provisions, SEC reporting, APB23, and ETR analysis impact.
  • Strong tax technology skills. Proficiency in OneSource Tax Provision, OneSource Income Tax and SAP preferred.
  • Strong tax technical skills including research.
  • Prefer three to five years of management experience with direct/indirect supervisory experience over multiple personnel.
  • An analytical thinker; willing to take charge. Able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong collaboration, organization and communication skills

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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