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Senior Project Analyst - Finance

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Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50433


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.

Over the course of the past several years, Corning’s Global Finance Organization has transformed into an insights driven, world-class Finance organization, focused on supporting our businesses’ strategic growth initiatives across all regions of the world.  At Corning, our Finance organization plays an essential leadership role in all strategic business decisions.  We deliver value through our focus on business partnership with an emphasis on providing actionable insights that deliver strong cash and liquidity performance, high returns on invested capital, and optimized efficiency and effectiveness of business process operations.  Corning Finance is launching into another exciting phase of change focused on integrating digital transformation into all areas of the organization, including updates to core ERP systems, data, analytics, reporting and best of breed emerging tech including expansion of RPA, AI and chatbot capabilities.  As our Corning businesses grow and evolve, so will Corning Finance – always being ready to meet the needs of our partners - driving shareholder value, and providing world-class financial stewardship to the enterprise at large.


Scope of Position:

  • Senior project analyst within CSS to participate on projects that include cost reductions, process improvements, SAP deployments, Shared Service integrations, Finance system upgrades, business process design and new functional process/technology introductions
  • May need to participate in multiple smaller scope projects depending on project portfolio and business needs

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support functional design of system functionality and / or processes
  • Performs project analysis, reviews and documents beginning-to-end project requirements, ensuring process compliance
  • Defines and documents configuration requirements, business rules, functional requirements, and data modeling requirements
  • Develop test requirements and execute test scripts
  • Develops change management strategies, reports, processes, and business policies for various programs/projects
  • Creates content geared towards change management plans, reports, processes, business policies, regulations and SOPs
  • Implements data modeling, transaction flow analysis, internal control and risk analysis, modern business methods, and performance measure techniques
  • Develops training material and communications for projects; executes end user training
  • Support issue resolution during implementation and at go live
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to assess current state and design an optimal future state
  • Collaborate with receivers and identify requirements / gaps
  • Evaluates current business processes, recommends solutions for improvements and develops project initiatives
  • Plans and implements approved business solutions and develops metrics to measure efficiency
  • Writes, audits, and maintains process documentation; escalates areas of concern to management
  • Streamlines processes where possible, communicates areas of improvement to management
  • May lead small scale projects related to new business integrations, process improvement, new initiatives and cost reduction as career development opportunity

Travel Requirements:  up to 25% domestic/international travel possible depending on project(s)

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 yrs. experience working on Finance or Shared Service projects

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 8a – 5p with extended workdays/weekends required occasionally depending on project phase and status

Required Skills:

  • Functional Finance system knowledge of SAP S/4 Hana / Central Finance
  • Problem Solving, Analytical Skills, Exceptional Follow Through
  • Customer focused
  • Team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented
  • Capacity to work well under pressure with ability to adapt to changing project requirements and deadlines
  • Ability to assess priorities and manage many project activities simultaneously
  • Process excellence mindset

Desired Skills:

  • Shared Services process understanding from work in deployment or integration projects
  • Familiarity with Corning’s standards, processes and tools
  • Exposure to leading project components, recommending process improvements and escalating potential risk exposures
  • Experience leading project/program metric setting and reporting results to various teams
  • Experience reporting project/program progress and flagging potential conflicts early
  • Certified green belt

Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse employee group and across many levels of the organization (i.e. Business requestors, CSS operations receivers, IT analysts)
  • Collaborative work style and organizational savvy
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Eager to learn

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