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Sr. Manager, Tax Operations

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Date: Jun 9, 2021

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

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46858


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 Senior Manager of Tax Operations is responsible for 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 ASC 740-Income Taxes as well as guidance and instruction on the tax accounting processes, procedures and deliverables. Most importantly, we are looking for someone that can support an effective, collaborative model across the entire Tax Department and other Finance groups to deliver results. This individual will work closely with the Director of Tax Accounting to establish and drive tax strategies that optimize Corning's business strategies while at the same time deliver on company targets for effective and cash tax rates. 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. He/she will have an important role to play in streamlining and automating Corning’s tax processes and procedures. The company is in the process of developing its overall long-range IT roadmap, built largely around the future deployment of SAP S/4 Hana. This individual will be part of the team developing the future Tax IT roadmap to dovetail with the overall company roadmap. In addition to helping with the overall ERP strategy, this individual will assist with designing and implementing our OneSource provision software.

Estimated Percentage of time spent in 1st three years in following tax specialties:

  • 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Federal Domestic 40% 35% 30%
  • State 10% 10% 10%
  • International 50% 55% 60%

Estimated Percentage of time spent in 1st three years in tax functional areas:

  • 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Tax Accounting 40% 40% 40%
  • Compliance Review 30% 30% 30%
  • Compliance Prep 10% 10% 10%
  • Research & Planning 10% 10% 10%
  • Tax Audit 5% 5% 5%
  • Dept. Admin 5% 5% 5%

Position Deliverables:

  • First Year: Implement OneSource, work on global deferred proofs.

Candidate Profile:

  • Minimum of eight to ten overall years of corporate tax experience preferred.
  • BA in Accounting and CPA required; MST preferred.
  • Must have extensive experience in ASC 740-Accounting for Income Taxes and SEC reporting, preferably a combination of public accounting and in-house experience. This includes experience with consolidating worldwide tax provisions and effective tax rate analysis. ASC 740 specialty areas (i.e. purchase accounting, APB 23, interim periods, partnerships etc.).
  • A proven leader in process improvement and automation/technology use.
  • Strong tax technology skills. Proficiency in SAP and/or provision software preferred.
  • Prefer 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.
  • A pro-active leader that has strong collaboration, organization and communication skills.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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