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Financial Analyst I, CLS

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Date: Nov 8, 2022

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59140


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.


We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Role Overview:

  • This role is part of the Division Finance team within Corning Life Sciences.  This individual will partner with Finance and Operational Leadership to monitor spending, evaluate reporting accuracy, and deliver appropriate decision-making support.  Additionally, this individual will ensure compliance with local regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, Corning policies and procedures and US GAAP.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate month end closing activities for the CLS business units, ensuring timely and accurate completion of the CLS Division close
  • Execute month end closing activities for specific CLS cost centers/departments, including recording accruals and other judgmental accounts as well as account reconciliations
  • Ensure completeness, accuracy of all CLS product code/legal entity activity each month, including Revenue, FX, Specials
  • Supports the preparation of monthly review packages with value-added analytics that highlight key trends, variances, forecasts, and anticipatory analysis for the division
  • Performs the closing process to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of reporting with US GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting requirements. Implements and ensures business adherence to internal financial controls.
  • Delivers actionable reporting on monthly results in comparison to forecast and plan and provides insights and perspectives on appropriate actions required to address variances.
  • Support coordination of the annual Budget (Black Book) and five-year plan (Green Book) processes for the Life Sciences division.
  • Partner with business partners/other functional groups to help them understand financial results, performance metrics and improve decision making capabilities through data
  • Provide support as needed to audit engagements staffed with the outsourced internal audit team to ensure locations have an appropriate understanding of expectations
  • Executes routine, ad hoc analysis and reporting to support business unit objectives and business partner relationships
  • Serves on various Division and corporate project teams on ad-hoc basis


Reporting Structure:

  • This role reports directly to the Division Commercial Controller


Travel Requirements: <10% travel required

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business-related field
  • 0-3 years relevant experience is a plus
  • Previous Life Sciences experience is a plus


Required Skills                                               

  • Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders (business partnership)
  • Ability to challenge decisions and provide alternative recommendations
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to business leaders
  • Good listener with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to act under pressure in fast-paced environment
  • Strong commitment to Corning’s values
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Team player and strong work ethic, with a results-oriented mindset
  • Self-motivated; ability to act on initiative


Desired Skills 

  • Prior experience in multinational manufacturing organization
  • Knowledge of financial and management accounting, including systems, compliance and reporting requirements (US GAAP, SOX)
  • Experience with business intelligence tools (PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Peoplesoft Supply Chain/SAP ERP Experience                                         
  • Understanding of life sciences markets, regions, products, personnel, and strategy


This role 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: Boston