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Finance Plant Controller, CSM Canton

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Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Internal Corning Employees are provided the opportunity to review global job openings for potential interest. However, they are encouraged to do so with the understanding that whether or not they will be considered a candidate for positions located outside their geographic area (city, country, region) will depend on a number of factors such as the availability of local subject matter expertise or qualified talent, the need to obtain and availability of work authorization, costs associated with internal transfer, etc. It will be the decision of the hiring organization whether to permit employees applying outside the local area where the opening exists to be considered a candidate for that opening. It is recommended employees wishing to apply for job openings at Corning make their supervisor aware of their interest before formally applying.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the finance function, and be a key member and decision maker of the management staff
  • Proactively utilize business partnership skills to move the plant to better cost understanding and higher profitability
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of accounting activities, including fixed asset management, inventory valuation, product costing, period reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and overall asset and liability control
  • Implement and ensure business adherence to internal finance controls including data and reporting standards and compliance (Sarbanes Oxley regulations and external audits)
  • Provide finance expertise and decision support to business leaders in support of the division strategy (efficient turnaround time to inquiries from internal customers)
  • Provide to leadership timely, in-month analyses of variations to targets and mitigation options before period close
  • Identify and assess the financial implications (ROIC, IRR & Payback) of capital investments
  • Drive process improvement initiatives and support engineering in identifying and calculating Cost Reduction opportunities for various projects / initiatives
  • Willingness to fully integrate into plant’s team by spending time on production floor on a regular basis. Embrace Corning’s culture and values
  • Analyze and report on key plant operational and accounting metrics. Present plant financial performance in various forums as required
  • Actively participate in the development of the site’s total safety culture
  • Ensure appropriate support of divisional requirements and Corning Finance functions
  • Drive process improvement within finance function: document existing processes (SOP’s) and seek improvement opportunities to reduce complexity
  • Fundamental understanding on plant / product costs
  • Ability to take on various ad-hoc responsibilities as required Travel Requirements



  • Bachelor's degree (4 years) in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • 5 years of relevant experience; preferable Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience
  • Controller experience (within or outside Corning) desired
  • Proven knowledge of US GAAP Required Skills
  • Strong financial and accounting background
  • Deep understanding of financial controls
  • Ability to be comfortable interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including plant staff and senior managers
  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint Skills
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to business leaders Soft Skills
  • Team player
  •  Business partner
  • Ability to act on initiative
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to embrace change and act under pressure in fast-paced environment



This role will ultimately be located at our Canton, New York plant. We are very open to a hybrid work model that will allow the chosen candidate to commute in 2 days per week.


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, 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: Massena