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Sr. Financial Analyst, CLS

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58200


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 


Job Title: Sr. Financial Analyst, CLS

Location: USA, Tewksbury (Hybrid/Flexible available)


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.


Role Overview: This role is part of the Division Finance team within Corning Life Sciences. This individual will partner with Finance and Business Functional Leaders (Commercial, Product Management, Business Transformation, HR, Strategy, etc.) to monitor spending, evaluate investments, and deliver appropriate decision-making support. He/she will ensure compliance with local regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, Corning policies and procedures and US GAAP. This role has a great amount of visibility and career potential!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Helps provide tools and reports to enable better understanding of P&L performance and drives efficiencies/process improvements in financial analysis and output.
  • Responsible for supporting the period closing process preparation including posting of entries and accuracy of the general ledger.
  • Supports the preparation of monthly review packages with value-added analytics that highlight key trends, variances, forecasts, and anticipatory analysis for operating expenses.
  • Key business partner to the functional leadership staff. Creates financial models and dashboards to help our business partners understand and grow our business.
  • 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.
  • In conjunction with division leadership, develops monthly forecasts, annual plan and five-year strategic plan.
  • Delivers actionable reporting on monthly results in comparison to forecast and plan and provides insights and perspectives on appropriate actions required to address variances.
  • 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
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Previous Life Sciences experience is a plus


Required Skills:

  • Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders (business partnership)
  • Knowledge of financial and management accounting, including systems, compliance and reporting requirements (US GAAP, SOX)
  • Ability to challenge decisions and provide alternative recommendations
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to the business leaders
  • Proven ability to manage process change, identifying and removing barriers
  • 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
  • Experience with business intelligence tools (PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Peoplesoft Supply Chain/SAP ERP Experience
  • Deep understanding of life sciences markets, regions, products, personnel, and strategy


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: Boston