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Finance Assistant Plant Controller, Concord

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Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

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 Title:  Assistant Plant Controller

Job ID:  55622

Location:  Concord, NC,28026



Scope of Position

Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures. Manage the plant closing process and ensures reporting is timely and accurate. Responsible for preparation of reconciliations and the analysis of expenses to ensure financial accuracy. Key resource for plant personnel on operating expenses, supply chain transactions and the capitalization of assets. Responsible for key financial and internal control processes such as SOX documentation updates and inventory and asset physicals


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Leads the period closing process; including preparation and posting of journal entries, variance analysis, and accuracy of the general ledger
  • Executes and supports compliance with internal and external controls, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, GAAP accounting principles, and Corning policies and procedures
  • Assists Plant Controller with completion of the month end reporting package
  • Facilitates Appropriation Requests process, monitors capital spend, processes asset capitalizations, and maintains accuracy of fixed asset ledger
  • Maintains and updates plant standard costs, working with Engineering and Operations to ensure accurate usage rates and labor hours
  • Assists Plant Controller with preparation of the annual budget, and short and long-term forecasting
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations and quarterly SEC & tax reporting packages
  • Ensures inventory is in compliance with Corning's policies for valuation, slow and obsolescence (SLOB) reserves, write-offs, etc.
  • Monitors spending and guides department managers to control costs. Researches and provides detail on expense variances
  • Work on process improvement within finance function: document existing processes (SOP’s) and seek improvement opportunities to reduce complexity
  • Leads financial analyses related to fundamental cost understanding, capital projects, cost reductions, and other initiatives as required
  • Assists in development of team talent to support global and entity Finance talent needs
  • Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for Plant Controller and Plant Leadership


Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • M-F, work hours specific to region/location


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (4 years) in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Manufacturing and/or Cost Accounting experience preferred
  • 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 leadership
  • Proficiency with Excel & PowerPoint
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to business leaders


Soft Skills:

  • Team player
  • Business partner
  • Ability to act on initiative
  • Customer focused
  • Willingness to embrace change and act under pressure in fast-paced environment
  • Culturally sensitive and savvy


This position does not support immigration sponsorship

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord