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Division Capital Controller

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Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52202


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.

Role Purpose:

  • Partners with Division Capital Portfolio Manager to optimize capital spend to achieve ROIC targets for AGS
  • Actively engages in prioritization decisions to manage capital budgets
  • Works with engineering and manufacturing leaders on AGS expansion strategy
  • Ensure compliance for all AGS capital projects with local regulations, US GAAP and Corning policies and procedures
  • Ensure required capital reporting, forecasting, budget, and 5YP is completed accurately and on a timely basis
  • Provide capital analysis for division management
  • Support business leadership team with financial analysis required for investment proposals and/or appropriation requests
  • Standardize financial analysis/justification for capital spend across AGS division
  • Ensure Capricorn processes are implemented and followed for AGS

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implements and standardizes procedures of capital management and ensures the procedures are followed by business teams (e.g. engineering, manufacturing ,GSM, and finance)
  • Ensures internal control compliance for all AGS capital requests, tracking, capitalizations and retirements
  • Designs and executes finance processes required to manage capital spending and AGS’s PPE (e.g. closing, reporting, forecasting, variance analysis & review, capitalization, CIP monitoring, etc.)
  • Provides finance expertise to support business leaders to achieve short- and long-term strategic objectives, including:
    • Assessing the financial implications (e.g. payback, ROIC, etc.) of capital request proposals within the business. Recommends appropriate actions to maximize investment returns
    • Monitoring budget and forecast variances for the business and provides business leadership with insights on minimizing variances
    • Working closely with capacity planning, manufacturing, capital portfolio teams to lay out budget and 5YP capital strategy
  • Works with Planview SME’s to ensures AGS Planview is properly maintained and updated to reflect latest thinking of the capital financial outlay for the business.
  • Works with the corporate Capricorn team to ensure compliance with Capricorn policies and achieving KPI’s set for the business

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree
  • Project control experience (within or outside of Corning)
  • Prior APC or equivalent manufacturing finance experience
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience


  • CPA
  • MBA
  • Capricorn experience (Stage gate, Planview, etc.)

Required Skills:

  • GAAP and cost accounting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to be comfortable interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including plant staff and senior managers.
  • Sound cross functional skills
  • Ability to act under pressure in fast-paced environment
  • Good analytical skills, presentation skills and problem solving capability
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP/PeopleSoft/Khalix/Planview
  • Strong knowledge of Statistical accounts

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: Corning