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Finance Controller Technical Accounting Job

Company name
Corning Incorporated

Corning, NY

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Company Description:

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.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Provide guidance to assigned business units, divisions, and corporate functions on a variety of accounting matters to drive business decision-making and ensure proper accounting and disclosure.

• Specific areas include business combinations/consolidations, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, leases, derivatives, revenue, and cost/equity method investments.

• Collaborate and consult with Division and Corporate Finance leadership on a regular basis to ensure awareness of transactions and changes with a potential accounting impact.

• Interpret the impact of new accounting standards and advise assigned business units on implementation.

• Update Company Accounting Policy by identifying areas for improvement based on accounting consultations handled.

• Prepare and review certain complex footnote disclosures for the Company's quarterly and annual reporting on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.

• Special projects as needed Role within group:

• Interpret FASB, SEC, and other regulations to develop solutions to complex issues.

• Provide technical and financial accounting advice to corporate management and project teams. This includes exploring deal structuring alternatives, researching reporting requirements, reviewing contract language, and document accounting position.

• Ensure assigned business units and divisions comply with emerging GAAP for changes in requirements. Assess materiality and relevance of emerging GAAP to Corning Incorporated’s consolidated financial statements.

• Deliver technical training to business units and other corporate groups and accounting policy updates in new or higher risk areas.

Job Requirements:

Travel Requirements:

• Some travel may be required. Amount of travel will be less than 15%

Required Education and required years and area of experience:

• 6-10 years of public accounting or combined public accounting and corporate technical accounting experience

• Proficient GAAP & SEC knowledge

• BS in Accounting

• Big 4 experiences are preferred

• CPA is required

• Experience researching and documenting accounting conclusions on complex technical accounting matters

• Experiences in foreign currency accounting and financial instruments/derivatives a plus Soft

Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Strength of business partnership

• Strong leadership skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Team player with strong organizational skills

• Self-starter, “can do” attitude

• High integrity (handling confidential info)

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Apply online at:,-Technical-Accounting-NY-14830/439565800/

Job Criteria:

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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Years of Experience Required: 6

Education Required: Bachelors

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Company info

Corning Incorporated
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Company Profile
Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment develops, manufactures, and supplies scientific laboratory products, such as general labware and equipment, as well as specialty surfaces, media, and reagents for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, including the Corning Epic technology for screening; the Corning HYPER platform of vessels for cell yields; Corning Microcarriers for cell scale-up, therapy, and vaccine applications; Corning CellBIND, Matrigel, BioCoat, and Synthemax II surfaces; and Corning stemgro media. Corning Incorporated has strategic collaboration agreement with World Kitchen, LLC. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is based in Corning, New York.

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