Senior Financial Analyst - Planning & Analysis

Company Name:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Cornings history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
The global Finance Function acts as a proactive business partner, advising and making recommendations based upon financial projections and historical performance. Finance also provides financial expertise companywide and ensures accurate and efficient transaction processing.
Purpose of the Position:
Support Finance function on a day to day basis through creation of financial models, participation on business-level working teams, collaboration with functional experts, and preparation of financial analysis for internal use.
Support Division Finance for Corporate forecast and planning processes
Present results and analysis in small and large group settings
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Month End
o Month-end closing analytical support - rebates, commissions, sales reporting, pricing calculations, opex reporting
o Support monthly balance sheet reconciliation, revenue recognition and other financial reporting reconciliations.
o Monitor business results to ensure accuracy and understanding of reported results. Assist in preparation of Division canyons and other division financial reporting requirements.
o Assist Business Controllers in monitoring and forecasting expense spending to ensure accuracy and understanding of reported results.
o Provide ad hoc and ongoing decision support by performing data analysis, price/ volume, cost benefit analysis, sensitivity analysis and scenario modeling.
o Metric reporting to include ROIC, ROPA, and Inventory Turns.
o Assist in forecast / budget preparation. Work direct with commercial & business operations to complete forecasts in support of corporate process deliverables and timelines.
o Support creation of business strategy by developing business cases / financial models to include market forecasts, cost analysis, capital analysis, and competitive financial analysis.
o Revenue recognition and significant contract monitoring
o Maintain & improve SOX controls
o Division projects as assigned
MBA, Masters, or CPA/CMA with advanced business finance experience, or combination
2-4 years practical experience with progressive company, F-500
Willingness to relocate with career advancement
Required Skills:
Strong accounting skills with global focus
Proven analytical skills and ability to link to business impact
Strong presentation (written, oral) and communication skills
Excellent computer skills; Advanced proficiency in Excel
Desired Skills:
Experience with data management across multiple platforms
Ability to work independently and within a matrix organization
Ability to work in cross functional teams and work with all levels of organization.
Ability to establish solid business partnerships.
Soft Skills:
Ability to collaborate with multifunctional teams consisting of business operations, commercial, marketing & manufacturing operations
Forward looking, innovative approach to problem solving
Strong leadership capability
Exhibits Cornings Values
Exhibits global awareness, sensitivity to diversity
Travel: 5% domestic / 0% international
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