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Assistant Plant Controller

Company Name:
Corning
Company 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.
Responsibilities:
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.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures.
Responsible for period closing process preparation including posting of vouchers and accuracy of the general ledger. Ensures that required reporting is completed accurately and on a timely basis.
Assists Controller with the monthly financial closing, reporting, and forecasting
Assists Controller with the financial portion of the budget and five year planning process.
Assists Controller with annual standard costs update.
Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for Plant Controller and Staff.
Assists Controller with monitoring and reporting financial performance to management - highlighting variances that need corrective action.
Monitors spending and works with department managers to control costs - researches and provides detail on expense variances.
Drives finance process improvement.
Provides financial analysis related to capital projects, cost reduction, and other initiatives as required.
Analytical Support:
Prepare financial presentations for Plant Leadership
Validate financial results within Plant and confirm to Corning corporate
Prepare monthly financial reports for Corning corporate and plant.
Assist in statutory reporting & Sarbanes Oxley compliance:
Prepare quarterly SEC reporting package, support account reconciliations
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+
Travel Requirements: Minimal travel (occasional travel within US, approx. 1-3 trips per year)
Education and Experience
Required Education:
Bachelors degree (4 years) in Accounting/Finance
MBA, CPA, or CMA preferred
Required Years and Area of Experience:
3-7 years relevant experience; preferable Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience; (Combination of U.S. Big 4 public accounting firm and/or U.S. multinational corporation(s))
Required Skills:
Strong computer skills; proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint, general ledger systems & forecasting tools
Ability to analyze and interpret data and link to business implications
Good analytical skills, presentation skills and problem solving capability
Desired Skills:
Working experience with SAP, Peoplesoft, and/or Khalix
Soft Skills:
Displays ambitious, positive attitude
Interpersonal skills to build relationships with North America finance team and business customers/suppliers at all levels of the organization
Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes
Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently in a fast changing environment
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

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