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Finance Business Controller, AO Aerospace & Defense

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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831 Rochester, NY, US, 14562

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45180


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.

This role will be the lead finance person to provide business partnership to the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) business and responsible for all financial processes and reporting in the Aerospace and Defense business group in AO:

  • Provide strategic advice and financial guidance to the A&D business director and the staff
  • Responsible for closing, forecast and 5YR plan processes in A&D business and ensure smooth feed into division FP&A lead/process
  • Provide financial guidance and support to A&D Business Director & PLMs: monthly reporting, quarterly product line financial analysis, ad hoc requests
  • Heavily engage in and provide A&D business case financial analysis
  • Responsible for the creation and leading A&D business product / program profitability analysis by working with AO mfg controller and respective plant controllers
  • Part of A&D Business staff and leadership
  • Responsible for SOX compliance of the A&D business group and support AO division SOX lead
  • Responsible for the opex control of the A&D business group and support AO division opex lead
  • Finance projects support: BPC, Capricorn, Finance 2020
  • Contract Reviews and key liaison with Corp technical accounting
  • Work effectively with division finance team and support division controller on division finance projects and initiatives such as Inventory, Capricorn, Team development events
  • Lead role development with the support and guidance of division controller

Education & Experience:

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, MBA preferred
  • >10 years of experience in Finance and Manufacturing Finance
  • Supervisory Experiences

Required Skills

  • Business Partnership Skills
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Profitability analysis skills
  • NPV / Business Case Modelling
  • Communication skills with management
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong financial and accounting background
  • Good listener with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders
  • Ability to challenge decisions and provide alternative recommendations
  • Culturally sensitive and savvy
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Quick learner

Desired Skills:

  • MBA
  • People Development Skills

Soft Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Communication and presentation skills

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: Corning