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Finance Controller, OCS, Stran & M&A

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Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45627


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.

Purpose of the Position:

  • Support for closing, forecast and reporting processes for all STRAN Entities, Engineering Service & and new acquisitions.
  • Support and implement all SOX related initiatives related to STRAN Entities and Engineering Service.
  • Finance support to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and roof consolidations.
  • Participation on project-level working teams for ERP implementations. Collaborate with functional experts, and preparation of financial analysis for internal use.


  • Support all financial aspects of the acquisition process such as transaction reporting, purchase price true-up adjustments etc.
  • Partner across Divisions and functions with Division /Business Unit managers, ACR, Tax, Treasury and external due diligence providers (as required) to develop and execute due diligence scopes and target assessments
  • Lead the finance function for STRAN Entities, Engineering Service and be a key member / decision maker of the management staff and report on key operational and accounting metrics (recurring and ad-hoc)
  • Monitor project results to ensure accuracy and understanding of reported results. Assist in preparation of financial reporting requirements including Greenbook & Blackbook process.
  • Ensure a strong internal control environment. Comply with GAAP and Corning accounting policies. Assist with documentation in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
  • Serves as consultant/financial expert to entities on matters pertaining to policy, plans, projects (capital, PEx, etc.) and objectives.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Commerce / Science or equivalent technical degree
  • MBA/CPA a plus
  • Proven knowledge of US GAAP & Sarbanes Oxley
  • 7+ years total experience
  • System knowledge a plus (PeopleSoft, Khalix, SAP)

Required Skills:

  • Strong accounting skills with global focus
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to link to business impact
  • Experience establishing and optimizing reporting processes to ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and seek out guidance early on unclear requests
  • Demonstrated ability to manage strong networks and relationships with other Finance teams, identifying strategic contacts and resources within the Finance organization
  • Change Agent – influencing skills and the capability to champion, lead, and support continuous process improvements
  • Excellent computer skills; Advanced proficiency in Excel & Power Point

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and within a matrix organization
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams and work with all levels of organization.
  • Ability to establish solid business partnerships.
  • Experience with supply chain and or / plant accounting

Soft Skills:

  • Forward looking, innovative approach to problem solving
  • Exhibits Corning’s Values
  • Proven ability to embrace and drive change
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Exhibits global awareness, sensitivity to diversity

Travel Requirements:

  • 5% – 10%

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: Charlotte