Finance Plant Controller, Harrodsburg

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Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61500


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 Plant Controller, Harrodsburg


Scope of Position:

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 Plant Controller is a key member of the plant management staff, collaborating and providing financial analysis to support plant and business objectives.


As a Plant Controller, you will:

  • Direct and develop the plant finance staff, coach talent to support talent management initiatives.
  • Close the financial books monthly, analyze actual results, support and review period financial reports and ledgers, and publish plant period report.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of accounting activities, including fixed asset management, inventory valuation, product costing, period reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and overall asset and liability control.
  • Prepare annual budget and business forecasts, and analyze and seek approval for capital investments with return metrices (ROI, IRR & Payback).
  • Proactively identify cost problems, use appropriate analysis drive to root cause, drive problem resolution, and development of effective solutions.
  • Maintain internal control systems and ensure compliance to local regulations, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, US GAAP, and Corporate Accounting Policies, and participate as a leader in setting and managing the direction of the plant as well as support tax and insurance filings.
  • Drive process improvements within the finance function: document existing processes (SOP’s) and seek improvement opportunities to reduce complexity.


Key capabilities for this role include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Cost modeling, inventory control and management, capital investment management, and manufacturing variance analysis and reporting.
  • Lead plant finance team and ensure closing and forecast accuracy.
  • Solid understanding of GAAP, cost modeling, inventory control and management, capital investment management, and manufacturing variance analysis and reporting.
  • Self-directing and able to act with objectivity.
  • Able to manage through ambiguity and perform in fast past environment, proven ability to embrace and drive change, and ability to test decisions and provide alternative recommendations.
  • Deliver timely financial analysis to support leadership and division.
  • Ensure data accuracy and success of system integration from PeopleSoft to SAP.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or equivalent technical degree required
  • 5-7 years of manufacturing experience


Preferred Experience

  • 8+ years of manufacturing or relevant experience, controller experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint, general ledger systems, forecasting tools
  • PeopleSoft, SAP, Khalix, and Performance Excellence knowledge (Six Sigma, lean processes) preferred 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is $130,574.00 - $179,540.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​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, paid parental leave, 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.


Nearest Major Market: Lexington