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Financial Analyst II, CET, Diesel

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Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49747


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 Diesel Plant Financial Analyst will assist the Plant Controller and Assistant Plant Controller (APC) with the monthly financial statement close, analyzing actual results, preparing business forecasts and long-term financial plans, analyzing and seeking approval for capital investments, maintaining plant cost accounting systems, supporting tax and SEC filings, maintaining internal control systems and compliance to Sarbanes Oxley, ensuring compliance to US GAAP and Corporate Accounting Policies.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties for month end financial statement close including journal entries and variance analysis
  • Prepare, review, and maintain monthly account reconciliations.
  • Support product costing and plant cost accounting system
  • Manage inventory and fixed assets cycle count processes and perform inventory reconciliations.
  • Manage Project Costing and Asset Management transactions within the plant.
  • Maintain and update plant internal control documentation including RCM’s, Narratives, significant spreadsheets and key report control form, segregation of duties, maintain annual waivers, and review system access. Support internal and external audits.
  • Assist Plant Controller and Assistant Plant Controller with annual plant budget process and 5-year plan.
  • Assist and support plant management to enhance their understanding of plant spending, resolve issues, and correct errors.
  • Ad hoc financial analysis in support of plant operations
  • Working across functions with plant personnel and gain understandings in manufacturing.

Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional travel as needed for meetings and training; Less than 5%

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hours/wk plus overtime as required to accomplish objectives

Required Skills:

  • GAAP and cost accounting
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong computer and system skills, including Microsoft Excel
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, process-oriented and organized
  • Has capacity and aspires to become a plant controller

Desired Skills:

  • Cost modeling
  • Inventory control and management
  • Manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley
  • Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 – 5 years of progressive industry experience

System skills:

  • PeopleSoft Supply Chain
  • PeopleSoft Finance
  • Longview (Khalix)
  • Blackline Account Reconciliation Tool
  • CET Business Data Warehouse
  • Manufacturing Spending Data Warehouse (MSDW)

Soft Skills:

  • Ambitious and aspires to grow professionally
  • Able to work and communicate with individuals at all levels to accomplish objectives
  • Able to lead accounting/finance-based projects
  • Able to manage through ambiguity and perform in fast past 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.

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