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Finance Analyst, Hickory Cable Facility, COC

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51474


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.


Scope of Position:

Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures. Assists with the plant closing process and helps to ensure reporting is timely and accurate. Responsible for preparation of reconciliations and the analysis of expenses to ensure financial accuracy. Resource for plant personnel on operating expenses, supply chain transactions and the capitalization of assets. Assists with key financial and internal control processes such as SOX documentation updates and inventory and asset physicals.


  • Assists with the period closing process; including preparation and posting of journal entries, variance analysis, and accuracy of the general ledger
  • Supports compliance with internal and external controls, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, GAAP accounting principles, and Corning policies and procedures
  • Facilitates Appropriation Requests process, monitors capital spends, processes asset capitalizations, and maintains accuracy of fixed asset ledger. Provides financial analysis related to capital projects, strategic investments, cost reduction, and other initiatives as required.
  • Maintains and updates plant standard costs, working with Engineering and Operations to ensure accurate usage rates and labor hours
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations and quarterly SEC & tax reporting packages
  • Ensures inventory complies with Corning's policies for valuation, slow and obsolescence (SLOB) reserves, write-offs, etc.
  • Monitors spending and works with department managers to control costs. Researches and provides detail on expense variances
  • Supports financial analysis related to capital projects, cost reductions, and other initiatives as required

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal

Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

  • M-F, 40-hour work week with additional hours as needed

Experiences/Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years) in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Proven knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience working on cross functional teams to solve complex business problems.


  • Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience
  • Working experience with SAP

Skillset Required:

  • Strong financial and accounting understanding
  • Deep understanding of financial controls
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint, Access, and general ledger systems
  • Ability to be comfortable interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including plant leadership
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to business leaders
  • Business partner


  • Ability to act on initiative
  • Customer focused
  • Willingness to embrace change and act under pressure in fast-paced environment

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: Hickory