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Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Gurgaon, HR, IN, 122002

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47499


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.


Purpose of Position
Incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Productivity improvement via improving process efficiencies or bringing automations,
  • Lead ERP or other IT system enhancements Projects for India
  • Identifying opportunities to transition processes from India to Share Service Centre and ensuring it end to end execution
  • Driving Internal Control i.e. SOX compliances & Corning Policies and procedures for Corning International. Also, process standardization across businesses/locations in India
  • Ensuring Secretarial compliances for Indian entity/entities
  • Supporting new business projects/initiatives
  • Management and oversight of Financial operations, Entity and Tax compliances for defined businesses  
  • Lead/Support various internal and external audits at India location
  • Work closely with business partners to provide key support to new business initiatives for India.

  • Provide ongoing financial expertise and decision support.  Develop data driven solutions to a variety of complex and abstract problems.

  • He/She manages the dialogue with a variety of stakeholders and collaborates closely with business personnel as well as shared services providers and Corporate functions to add assurance that processes are efficient and compliant.  

  • Interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Participate in complex projects to develop new financial and business processes where Finance and Operations intersect
  • Drive cross functional projects to enable well controlled, efficient, effective and scalable processes
  • Influence and deliver results in a highly-matrixed, cross-functional working environment
  • Working closely with all Finance team members to develop a roadmap for transitioning routine/recurring processes/transactions to share service center and lead its implementation by aligning all stakeholders
  • Manage functional processes and drive continuous process improvement.
  • Prepare and deliver training sessions to the business regarding process changes as well as provide basic financial and business education to our partners
  • Manage regulatory and Sarbanes Oxley compliance. 
  • Ensure appropriate staffing and financial expertise to meet operational objectives.
  • Manage compliance and audits.  Ensure timely and complete resolution of all formal audit points and all control gaps.
  • Support implementation of functional projects and initiatives.
  • Provide support for all questions and issues concerning Local and U.S. GAAP accounting, Tax, Treasury, Audit, and External Reporting.
  • Lead/Support the resolution of legal, tax and compliance issues.
  • Ensuring Secretarial compliances for Indian entity/entities
  • Risk management (credit, insurance, asset protection, information security, etc.)
  • Role model Corning Values and ensure the Values are embedded in the Finance organization.
  • Provide support for ongoing operations and growth initiatives
  • Liaise and support business development teams and various stakeholders to ensure tax efficient strategies are properly executed and implemented, including, but not limited to the review of agreements and financial models from tax perspective.
  • Provide finance and tax perspective on regional strategies.
  • Provide cross-functional leadership


Technical Skills:

  • Project management or experience driving complex projects
  • Experience with controls and processes including process mapping with a variety of financial and operational processes
  • Strong business and financial acumen with ability to connect strategic objectives, risk, and business process
  • Knowledge of Local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Technical Accounting.  Knowledge of and skill in applying accounting theory, including researching and investigating the effects of new or revised accounting policies on the business.  Ability to communicate accounting guidance to finance organization as needed
  • Analytics experience.  Ability to draw insights and actions from data.
  • Teamwork:  Accomplishes results through the coordination of a team of professionals as well as working cross-functionally. 


Experience required:

  • 10-12 Progressive experience in Internal controls, process improvements, project management and secretarial compliances 
  • Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary (Mandatory with membership id)
  • Multi-national working experience
  • Regulatory working knowledge
  • Proficient in data collection/extraction/validation and use of advance level of MS Excel.
  • 2-3 years of progressive experience in financial management a big plus 
  • Experience of Internal Control or Process Excellence strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is plus
  • Experience with SAP including ERP transition strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of Power BI strongly preferred
  • Additional qualification of MBA in Finance from renowned B school is an added advantage