Finance Analyst II, Global Staffs

Role Purpose:
• Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures.
• Responsible for managing the period closing process preparation including posting of entries and accuracy of the general ledger.
• Ensures that required reporting is completed accurately and on a timely basis. Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for Controller. Responsible for the financial portion of the budget and five year planning process for the Division.
• Assists in performing accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements
• Collects and analyzes data on financial and/or operational metrics and performances
• Compiles data and prepares basic trend analysis
• Executes routine, ad hoc analysis and reporting to support business unit objectives and business partner relationships
• Reviews and administers fiscal operating policies and procedures
• Interacts with business on a regular basis, begins to network within various areas/business units
Key Responsibilities:
• Performs the monthly closing activities and month end financial reporting activity and analysis of monthly financial performance
• Monitors and reports monthly financial performance to Controller
• Provides variance analysis and highlights variances that need corrective action
• Monitors spending and works with department managers to review/understand, and control costs, Researches and provides detail on expense variances
• Prepares Monthly/quarterly/annual reconciliations and SOX compliance tasks; DLMCs
• Leads financial efforts in the preparation for and implementation of 5-year forecasting, and annual budgeting process
• Provides financial analysis related to capital projects, strategic investments, cost reduction, and other initiatives as required
• Drives finance process improvements and efficiencies
Experiences/Education Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Math, Business Administration, or equivalent technical degree
• Experience working on cross functional teams to solve complex business problems
• 3 or more years of relevant experience
• Corporate Finance experience
• Cost Accounting experience
Required Skills:
• Knowledge of Financial systems (Asset Management/General Ledger/Project Costing)
• Ability to analyze and interpret data regarding unexpected changes in financial results (operating expenses)
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Ability to be comfortable interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including staff and senior managers
• Sound cross functional skills
• Strong computer skills; proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint, general ledger systems & forecasting tools
• Ability to act under pressure in fast-paced environment
• Good analytical skills, presentation skills and problem solving capability
Soft Skills:
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work proactively and independently in a fast changing environment
• Strong interpersonal & communication skills to build relationships with project and department managers, as well as within finance team
• Comfortable challenging existing processes
Desired Skills:
• Working experience with PeopleSoft, SAP, Khalix
• Performance Excellence knowledge (Six Sigma, lean processes)
Travel Requirements:
• Minimal local travel
This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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