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Finance FP&A Manager, CPT

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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

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.

Scope of Position:

This position requires someone with a strong understanding of financial statements, capital budgeting, financial modeling, and data mining. Analytical aptitude for understanding, planning, diagnosing, and executing financial plans/problems/opportunities is required. Candidates should possess firm understanding of commercial finance, consolidations, cost accounting, transfer pricing, and intercompany impacts. Strong analytic skills and a solid understanding of general accounting and finance principles combined with an attention to detail capability are required. Candidate will be responsible for leading the divisional monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning processes. Responsibilities include developing financial modeling, assessing financial plans, proactively addressing financial challenges. Candidate will capable of establishing business partnership as finance subject matter expert to lead various levels of management partners to maximize financial profitability and link strategies to financial results in various planning scenarios.

Other Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Serving as a bridge between CPT and Corporate finance to ensure clear communication of financial plans / forecasts / results.
  • Monthly BPC financial reporting.
  • Drive ad hoc financial analysis, utilizing SAP, BPC, Peoplesoft, Khalix
  • Solid understanding and application of discounted cash flow concepts and principles.
  • Partner with regional financial leaders and/or plant controllers to lead and train their planning of metrics, variance analysis
  • Review calculations and reports prepared by the financial analyst, and accounting departments to ensure financial information has been represented accurately.
  • Drive working capital and key balance sheet accounts (PP&E) and engage in balance sheet planning to maximize ROIC, minimize working capital, drive metrics (eg. DOS, DSO, DPP)
  • Leads components of the assessment and execution of financial planning and analysis activities to identify risks and opportunities to Corning's financial objectives (consolidated reporting of P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow for monthly closings, Performance Reviews, BOD, Opcom, and other Senior Management events/reviews.)
  • Develops criteria for evaluating current processes for analysis, forecasting, budget, data collection, and other financial activities
  • Interface with Corning businesses to highlight key issues driving financial performance.
  • Provide analyses, evaluation, and recommendations to support all corporate financial measures.
  • Contributes to and coordinates development and evaluations of current and alternate financial plans to ensure alignment to Corning's objectives
  • Recruit and develop talent for future growth
  • Expected to demonstrate the highest possible standards.
  • Be ready to also initiate &/or participate in cross-functional communication and projects.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree
  • CPA or MBA in Accounting, Economics, or Finance preferred.
  • Required minimum 7 Years of work experience.

Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical, financial & mathematical skills.
  • Extensive experience building and maintaining internal and external business partnerships; continues to develop and leverage key relationships in order to understand the needs and objectives of stakeholders
  • Experience modeling and performing predictive analytics to review complex financial and operational analysis and scenarios, creates and implements process improvements
  • Team oriented.
  • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills (excellence in using excel is expected).
  • Experience supporting and advising assigned area(s) on risk and opportunity considerations, leveraging analytical techniques as well as knowledge of outside trends and events
  • Experience setting strategy for process improvement initiatives and developing procedures for implementation
  • Experience managing and resolving high-risk issues to ensure completeness and efficiency
  • Experience presenting to and engaging business leadership, facilitating critical decision-making
  • Experience synthesizing critical information into a clear business case narrative and facilitating presentation material preparation

Desired Skills:

  • Business interfacing skills; effective in cross functional teamwork.
  • Experience with SAP, BPC, Peoplesoft, Khalix, skill would be preferred
  • Understands key business drivers.

Soft Skills:

  • Ambitious, self-starter and aspires to grow professionally.
  • Ability to work and communicate with individuals at all levels to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to lead projects and participate on cross functional projects.
  • Ability to manage through ambiguity and perform in a fast paced environment.

Travel Requirements:

  • <25%

Hours of Work/Work Schedule/Flex-Time:

  • 40+ 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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Corning