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Finance Controller, Corporate FP&A

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Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44611


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 the Position:

  • Key contact person from Corning finance for Hemlock during the integration. 
  • Serving as a bridge between corporate and Hemlock finance to ensure clear communication of financial requirements and deliverables, including plans / forecasts / results / tax / treasury / accounting / control / reporting …
  • Coordinate with Hemlock integration team to train Hemlock financial team Corning finance policies, processes and systems
  • Initiate and participate in cross-functional (i.e. Tax, Treasury, ACR, CSS …) communication and projects
  • Drive ad hoc financial analysis, utilizing SAP, Peoplesoft, Khalix
  • Review reports prepared by Hemlock financial team to ensure financial information has been represented accurately based on Corning’s policy and practice
  • 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, COR, BOD, and other Senior Management events/reviews.)
  • Interface with Hemlock 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
  • Lead process and train Hemlock team to generate reporting of P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow for monthly closing, control forecasting, annual budgeting, LRP, COR, BOD, and other Senior Management events/reviews

Other Responsibilities

After Hemlock fully integrated to Corning, this position will be transferred to a finance manager role in Corporate FP&A team.

Travel Requirements: (National/International; 0-100%) < 10%

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree.
  • CPA or proven knowledge of US GAAP.

Required Skills:

Financial Analytical Skills

  • Can analyze and respond to inquiries regarding unexpected changes in financial results.
  • Presents information/analysis with a balanced point of view, carefully explaining risks and critical assumptions.
  • Interprets analyses by recognizing key trends across data sets and applies interpretations to develop insights into financial operations.

Financial Systems

  • Has working knowledge of financial systems used (PeopleSoft/SAP & Khalix)
  • Has necessary level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or Project.  Can identify implications of system changes on business processes and vice-versa.
  • Performance Excellence
  • Routinely identifies ways to minimize variation in finance systems and execute finance processes that work more effectively, more efficiently, faster, or at a lower cost.
  • Promotes organizational effectiveness through innovations and improvements in business processes using defined processes and tools.

Presentation Skills

  • Able to organize presentations in a way that ensures the audience understands financial terminology, concepts and the key message.

Desired Skills:

  • CPA.
  • MBA.
  • Plant Controller experience (within or outside of Corning).

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Regularly reviews performance and holds timely discussions.
  • Influencing
  • Sells ideas/packages solutions effectively.
  • Builds support for ideas.
  • Gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
  • Doesn't allow problems to fester.
  • Facilitates "win-win" situations.
  • Uses multiple actions to influence.
  • Actions are adapted to specific audiences.
  • Influences through others.
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems.
  • Open to change.
  • Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.
  • Experiments and will try anything to find solutions.
  • A relentless and versatile learner.
  • Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement.
  • Quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Motivating others
  • Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
  • Can motivate many kinds of team members
  • Can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her.
  • Pushes tasks down.
  • Empowers others.
  • Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility.
  • Makes each individual feel his/her work is important.
  • Is someone people like working for and with.
  • Peer Relationships/ Collaboration
  • Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments.
  • Holds frequent development discussions.
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Is widely trusted.
  • Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner.
  • Keeps confidences.
  • Doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Models Corning Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Confronts unethical actions.

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