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Finance Plant Controller, AO Keene

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Date: Jan 21, 2021

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43384

 

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:

Provide financial leadership for the Keene, NH facility by being a business partner to the Advanced Optics plant manager and to the A&D Optics product line managers. Also, to support growth of Keene’s businesses by leading the finance department in meeting all financial and managerial accounting requirements like closing, financial forecast, budget, five-year plan, capital, internal controls and profitability analysis. The Keene plant is in Corning Specialty Materials Division.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide decision support to Plant Manager and Product Line Managers in support of the division strategy (efficient turnaround time to inquiries from internal customers.)
  • Proactively utilize business partnership skills to move the plant to better cost understanding and higher profitability, with ability and willingness to spend time on production floor; learn and understand manufacturing processes and products.
  • Prepare regular P&L analysis by product line including sales, gross margin, operating expense and unit cost analyses.
  • Provides finance expertise and decision support to business leaders in support of the division strategy (efficient turnaround time to inquiries from internal customers).
  • Leads Accounting and Finance activities to ensure timely and accurate completion of month end close, period management reporting, cost control, cost reduction, net cost productivity, capital management, inventory valuation and control and overall asset and liability control.
  • Prepare budget, forecast, 5-year plan and cash flow plans.
  • Maintain and improve plant control processes and systems.
  • Deploy internal control procedures.
  • Leads manufacturing cost accounting processes.
  • Provide support to CSM/Advanced Optics in the areas of accounting issue resolution, tax planning and statutory compliance, audit issue resolution, and closing compliance and support.
  • Perform analysis and aid project initiatives in CSM/Advanced Optics.
  • Lead financial awareness and understanding among plant employees by hosting various training opportunities.
  • Support on-site development and engineering groups with experimentation costs, charge outs, project analytics and Capital AR financials.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for coordinating, administering and controlling financial operations.
  • Provides tax, insurance and other reports required by governmental regulations.
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets financial and budgetary reports.
  • Directs all aspects of accounting operations and the preparation of annual financial forecasts.
  • Oversees the development of financial accounting systems required to maintain reporting requirements.
  • Assignments are received in task and objective oriented terms.
  • Provides direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidance.
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Interprets and executes policies and procedures that typically affect subordinate organizational units.
  • Recommends modifications to operating policies.
  • Accomplishes results through lower level subordinate supervisors or through experienced employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments.
  • Responsible for the selection of employees.
  • Offer responsibilities for development of employees.
  • Functions as an advisor to a unit regarding tasks, projects, and operations.
  • Becomes actively involved in daily operations only when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems.
  • Provides financial leadership on cross functional team projects.
  • Provides leadership on functional projects and ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal and external representatives concerning specific operations.

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal

Project Tasks As assigned:

  • Assist Advanced Optics businesses, staff groups and CSM/Advanced Optics division personnel on deals and project activities.
  • Participate in business and functional process improvement initiatives.

Key Decision Areas:

  • Determination of reporting, systems and workflow requirements for responsible processes.
  • Guidance & direction to key stakeholders on finance, accounting and control issues.
  • Project recommendations.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years) in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Desired Education:

  • MBA and/or CPA required

Required Years and Area of Expertise:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Controller experience (within or outside Corning)
  • Proven knowledge or US GAAP

Required Skills:

  • Strong financial and accounting background.
  • Deep understanding of financial controls.
  • Ability to be comfortable interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including plant staff and senior managers.
  • Able to develop accurate, comprehensive and complex financial models to support and verify strategic and/or operational decisions.
  • Ability to identify get internal and external data to analyze and derive areas of future focus for the business, highlighting critical issues and opportunities.
  • Able to develop accurate, comprehensive and complex financial models to support and verify strategic and/or operational decisions.
  • Leverages expertise in strategic qualitative interpretation to deduce results, formulate opinions, and communicate solutions to business stakeholders.
  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint Skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to business leaders.

Soft Skills:

  • Team player
  • Business partner
  • Ability to act on initiative
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to embrace change and act under pressure in fast-paced environment

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: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene