Finance Assistant Plant Controller, Corning Life Sciences, Kennebunk

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60020


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 


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 Assistant Plant Controller is responsible for supporting the plant controller in the timely and accurate completion of finance deliverables and partnering with plant operations leadership to analyze and interpret data to inform business outcomes


As an Assistant Plant Controller, you will:

  • Close the financial books monthly, analyze actual results, and support all monthly reporting requirements
  • Support plant controller for 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
  • Assist in annual preparation of budget and business forecasts, including analysis of capital investments with return metrices (ROI, IRR & Payback)
  • Work with plant personnel to identify and quantify cost reduction opportunities, maintain plant cost accounting systems
  • Inventory control and management, capital investment management, and manufacturing variance analysis and reporting
  • 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


Key capabilities for this role include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, process-oriented and organized, solid understanding of GAAP
  • Ability to monitor, maintain, and improve systems to support continuous improvement to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance


Education and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or equivalent technical degree required
  • 3-5+ years of manufacturing or relevant experience
  • 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.


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.



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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine