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Finance FP&A Manager, CPT

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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47579


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 transactions. Strong analytic skills and a solid understanding of general accounting and finance principles combined with exceptional attention to detail are required. Candidate will be responsible for leading Corporate or Division monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning processes. Responsibilities include developing financial modeling, assessing financial plans, proactively addressing financial challenges. Candidate will be a key finance business partner and/ or subject matter expert to guide Division leadership on strategies to maximize financial profitability in various planning scenarios.

Other Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Serving as a bridge between corporate and division finance to ensure clear communication of financial plans / forecasts / results.
  • Interface with Corning businesses to highlight key issues driving financial performance.
  • Partner with regional financial leaders and/or plant controllers to ensure consistent understanding of metrics, variances, and reporting requirements.
  • 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, COR, and other Senior Management events/reviews.)
  • Monthly financial reporting and ad hoc analysis.
  • Solid understanding and application of discounted cash flow concepts and principles.
  • 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)
  • Develops criteria for evaluating current processes for analysis, forecasting, budget, data collection, and other financial activities
  • Champion the SOX / Internal control environment for the Division
  • Responsibility for overall Division OPEX spend including actual, forecast, budget, etc.
  • Recruit and develop talent for future growth

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 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 providing analytical support and preliminary insights based on data for M&A transactions and processes
  • 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.
  • SAP, 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, 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