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Financial Controls Analyst

Company Name:
Corning
Company Overview:
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.
Responsibilities:
Assist in the execution of day to day activities to enhance, maintain and monitor the control environment of the companys global operations. Develop extensive knowledge of accounting and control processes, policies and procedures and management accounting processes in preparation for future growth opportunities within the company.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Lead internal audit engagements staffed with the outsourced internal audit team to execute testing procedures around accounting and internal controls to include compliance with SOX guidelines and Corporate Policy requirements.
Update guidance on Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and controls. Provide training and assistance to business locations.
Assist in the companys SOX scoping and planning exercises.
Develop and execute fraud and FCPA focused audit plans based upon global risk indicators.
Maintain responsibility for summarizing, quantifying, and compiling audit deficiencies identified by the companys internal and external auditors throughout the year.
Assist in the preparation of internal control reporting for senior management.
Perform quarterly data analytics leveraging the ACL tool to define potential control environment risks across the global footprint of the company.
Assess newly acquired entities to determine the current status of their control environment. Provide guidance and training on internal controls and policies / procedures.
Become a key member of Finance performance excellence teams to drive effectiveness and efficiency of the function.
Assist in the development of a control maintenance program.
Develop the leadership skills necessary to lead the internal controls function then transition to a business role.
Travel Requirements:
International and domestic travel required
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+
Required Education:
BS in Accounting
CPA
Required Years and Area of Experience:
3 to 5 years of external audit/financial accounting experience
Big 4 Experience
Required Technical Skills:
Knowledge of financial accounting
Attention to detail, accuracy, process-oriented and organized
Excellent communication (including presentation) skills
Ability to work independently
Self-motivated.
Strong computer skills; proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint
Ability to analyze and interpret data and link to business implications
Excellent problem solving capability
Sarbanes-Oxley knowledge
Desired Technical Skills:
Data analytics software experience (ACL, IDEA, etc.)
PeopleSoft and/or SAP experience
Cost accounting/manufacturing experience
Desired Soft Skills:
Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with global finance team, corporate counterparts and business customers/suppliers at all levels of the organization
Problem solving and strategic thinking skills to develop risk based analytic solutions to enhance the control environment and audit procedures
Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes
Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently in a fast changing environment

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