Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies

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Date: May 11, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60584


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.


We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies

A finance career at Corning means partnering with our business leaders on influential decisions. You’ll build lasting relationships both within the function and with business leaders – across the globe. You’ll provide critical information and insights that drive our next moves and help our businesses thrive. You’ll get to play in the transformative industries – from fiber optics to tech to automotive – Corning helps shape. The work we do at Corning advances how we'll live, work, and learn. But we can’t do it without talented people like you! Our Finance Manager, FP&A, CPT will provide financial expertise and insight to senior management, highlighting issues to enable decisions in support of the Finance strategy, goals, and objectives. They are a key business partner with responsibility for influencing decision making while demonstrating a strong leadership mindset. This position requires someone with a strong understanding of commercial finance, consolidations, cost accounting, transfer pricing, and intercompany transactions. They will be responsible for leading Corporate & Division monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning processes, developing financial models, assessing financial plans, and proactively addressing financial challenges. Candidate will be a key finance business partner and subject matter expert to guide Division leadership on strategies to maximize financial profitability in various planning scenarios.


As a Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies, you will:

  • Lead preparation and required analysis in completion of reporting, forecasting, and budgeting presentation requirements
  • Provide and evaluate data analytics to quantify risks and opportunities, identify variances and appropriate actions, evaluate financial scenarios, and develop new approaches to solving complex problems
  • Implement internal control systems and ensure compliance to local regulations, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, US GAAP, Corporate Accounting Policies, and statutory and tax accounting requirements
  • Implement continuous improvement programs and performance management practices to drive accountability, improve efficiency and quality, and enable better decision making
  • Support projects and ad-hoc financial analysis
  • Serving as a bridge between corporate and division finance to ensure clear communication of financial plans / forecasts / results.
  • Partner with regional financial leaders and plant controllers to ensure consistent understanding of metrics, variances, and reporting requirements.
  • Drive working capital and key balance sheet accounts and engage in balance sheet planning to maximize ROIC, minimize working capital, drive metrics (eg. DOS, DSO, DPP)
  • Responsibility for overall Division OPEX spend including actual, forecast, budget, etc.


Key Capabilities for this role include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong financial and accounting background, solid understanding of GAAP and financial controls
  • Ability to influence decisions through analytics and delivery of messaging
  • Experience optimizing processes for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking; the ability to look ahead, identify issues, and take appropriate action
  • Able to manage through ambiguity and perform in a fast past environment, proven ability to embrace and drive change, and ability to test decisions and provide alternative recommendations


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA/CPA Preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in a discipline that involved analysis, or 3+ years and a Master’s degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office


What Corning provides:

  • A comprehensive compensation and benefit package, beginning on day one, focused on your health and wellbeing
  • Annual Goal Sharing bonuses, 401k match and a pension plan
  • An investment in your growth – we empower you to own your career and development, in partnership with your manager
  • A variety of mentorship and leadership programs to provide tools for skill development
  • As a global organization, you may have opportunities to relocate as you progress your career
  • Workplace flexibility – a balance of what is right for the needs of the role, and for you
  • We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive – creating a culture where people can bring their authentic selves to work!


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


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.

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