Finance Senior Analyst, Systems and Integration Process:

Corning New York

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.

Scope of Position:

The purpose of the role is to partner with the Process Delivery Owner for Financial Systems and Process Integrations to support Corning’s strategic growth initiatives and embrace technology to drive continuous improvements. In addition, the Senior Process Analyst (SPA) supports the collaboration between Shared Services, the Finance Function, M&A Integration Council, other functions (HR/IT/GSM) and our Business Partners to drive efficient and effective integration approach. This role also provides project management support, partnering with Program / Project Managers (PMs) on accounting / finance-related projects to ensure successful delivery of projects’ objectives.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Solid understanding of the CSS’s standard service offering and processes collaborating cross functionally to represent the standard scope of integrations
  • Understands the policies & procedures that govern their areas of responsibility.
  • Collaborates cross functionally to understand needs & trends and proposes appropriate solutions
  • Proactively works with businesses and functions to support organic growth initiatives
  • Support Corning’s M&A strategy through participation during due diligence, integration planning and supporting post-acquisition integration
  • Support PDO in the development of the strategic roadmap for Financial Systems and Integrations
  • Works with the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) COE identify opportunities to extend RPA capabilities.
  • Collaboratively works with other PDO’s identify and priorities into strategic roadmap
  • Benchmarking – researches and monitors industry’s best practices, standards, laws & trends and incorporates these into strategic planning.
  • Supports the Greenbook & Blackbook budgeting processes for strategy / projects and assists Operations in the development of their budgets as it relates to targeted efficiency gains driven by strategic initiatives
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to assess current state and design an optimal future state
  • Plans and implements approved solutions and develops performance metrics to measure efficiency
  • Anticipates internal/ external business challenges to develop work breakdown structures, schedules, estimates, and resource management plans
  • Provides project oversight to ensure business requirements are fulfilled, risks are mitigated, and value is optimized
  • Support project prioritization needed to achieve targeted corporate and/or CSS objectives
  • Supports functional project initiation process (FPI) in support of growth initiatives.
  • Supports the effort to develop/write project charters.
  • Works collaboratively with key contributors to define critical aspects of the charter, including budget, deliverables, timelines, etc.
  • Plays an active role in Change Management & Communications
  • Partners with Business Process Engineering on efforts for process improvements and global standardization within CSS
  • Provides the Customer Relationship Managers with the information needed to develop the required SLAs for additional services provided by our Centers and/or vendors to customers

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 5-7 years of Accounting and/or Finance related experience.
  • M&A and/or Business Integration experience
  • Finance Shared Services experience

Required Skills:

  • Financial acumen and analysis
  • Working knowledge of end-to-end functional processes for accounting/finance
  • Excellent decision-making skills; including the ability to make timely decisions that reflect a good mixture of analysis, experience, judgment, & prudence
  • Technical Savvy – Embraces technologies to drive process efficiency
  • Problem solving – Strong analytical skills and logical/methodical thinker
  • Global business knowledge – Cross cultural sensitivity
  • Exceptional communication skills – Tailors communication approach/message to audience
  • Customer focused
  • Continuous improvement mindset

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Finance or related field
  • Complex organization and large group experience
  • Cross-Functional work experience (BUs, Finance, IT)
  • Experience using Performance Excellence tools and theory
  • Strong project management knowledge/skills
  • System (PeopleSoft and/or SAP) knowledge
  • International work experience, including experience managing change globally
  • Greenbelt or Blackbelt

Soft Skills:

  • Demonstrated integrity & ability to build trust
  • Strong professionalism – calm, dependable, positive attitude, and vigilant
  • Experience with global teams
  • Results-oriented with ability to manage multiple priorities from inception to conclusion
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Collaborative and team oriented
  • Change Agent – strong knowledge of change management process & making sure change management tools are used appropriately
  • Strong communication skills – facilitation, listening, negotiation, presentation, speaking, & writing
  • Travel Requirements:
  • Travel (domestic & international) may be required dependent upon initiative(s); approximately 10-25%

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