Senior Financial Analyst

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Job Description:
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:
This global finance role will be a proactive business partner, providing finance expertise and support for financial and operational decision making as well as the achievement of key strategic initiatives. This role will the key contributor to the production of the Corning Optical Communications internal reporting and analysis decks as well as being a key liaison with the Corning Optical Communications finance teams in meeting all forecasting and planning deliverables. This position will focus on process improvement for all planning and analysis activities, driving to create a world class organization. Finally, this role would be on a succession path to the Manager, P&A position as well as plant finance opportunities.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Participate in weekly monthly forecast, budget (Black Book) and five year strategic plan (Green Book) processes for the Optical Communications sector. Work closely with divisional, commercial and PLM finance teams as well as the strategy group to develop and deploy all forecasting and planning activities, including recommending targets and improvement opportunities;
Perform robust financial analysis which helps identify performance drivers and the root causes of variances vs. benchmarks;
Partner with business partners/other functional groups to help them understand financial results, performance metrics and improve decision making capabilities through data;
Develop financial models to support project spending, cost forecasting and other needs on an ad hoc basis;
Drive improvements to the forecasting, budgeting and planning processes for the Optical Communications sector, reducing the cycle time and enhancing the quality accuracy of these processes;
Other projects supporting Optical Communications objectives and targets on an as needed basis;
Travel Requirements:
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance plus 5-7 years relevant experience;
Prefer U.S. "Big 4" public accounting firm experience;
Previous experience in Finance position(s) of a Fortune 500 multinational corporation;
Prefer previous manufacturing experience;
Required Skills
Critical thinker
Demonstrated ability to process large amounts of data into simple, easily understood talking points;
Exceptional financial analysis and modeling skills;
Strong project management skills;
Good presentation skills;
Excellent problem solving capabilities;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people in different time zones/cultures;
Expertise in Excel, PowerPoint;
Desired Skills
Performance Excellence experience (Six Sigma, lean processes) a plus;
Proficiency in PeopleSoft SAP Khalix a plus;
Soft Skills
Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with Corning Incorporated, divisional, commercial and PLM finance teams and business customers/suppliers at all levels of the organization;
Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes;
High energy, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision in a fast changing environment;
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
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