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Finance Assistant Plant Controller, AO Keene

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Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43385


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.

Job Description:

  • Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and corporate policies and procedures. Responsible for managing the period closing process preparation, with accuracy of the general ledger a primary focus. Ensures that required reporting is completed accurately and on a timely basis. Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for Plant Controller and staff.
  • Assists Controller with budget preparation (financial, Khalix load and presentation) and five-year planning process to support Division(s).
  • Assists Controller with monthly forecasting, modeling and understanding.
  • Monitors spending and works with department managers to control costs. Researches and provide detail on expense variances.
  • Drives finance continuous process improvement.
  • Provides financial analysis related to capital projects, cost reduction, and other initiatives as required.

Analytical Support:

  • Prepare financial presentations for monthly salaried communications meeting.
  • Validate financial results within Plant and communicate these to division and corporate.
  • Prepare monthly management report.
  • Assist in statutory reporting & Sarbanes Oxley compliance: Prepare quarterly SEC & Tax reporting package and prepare account reconciliations.

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years) in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Desired Education:

  • CPA

Required Years and Area of Expertise:

  • 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • Manufacturing / Cost Accounting experience
  • Assistant Plant Controller experience (within or outside Corning)
  • Proven knowledge or US GAAP

Required Skills:

  • Strong computer skills: proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, ERP (Epicor), general ledger systems (PeopleSoft / SAP) and forecasting tools (Khalix)
  • Ability to analyzed and interpret data and link to business implications
  • Good analytical skills, presentation skills and problem-solving capability
  • Willing to relocate (mobility)
  • Deep understanding of financial controls.
  • Ability to be comfortable interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including plant staff and senior managers.

Soft Skills:

  • Team player
  • Business partner: strong interpersonal skills to build relationship with the finance team and business partners at all levels of the organization.
  • Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes.
  • Ability to act on initiative.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, works proactively and independently in a fast-changing environment
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to embrace change and act under pressure in fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene