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Finance Plant Controller, CLS Manassas

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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Manassas, VA, US, 20109

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55949


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.

Purpose of the Position:

Ensures plant compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures. Ensures that plant receives the appropriate type and level of Finance expertise and support to best inform financial and operational decision making and the achievement of strategic and operational goals. Ensures the successful implementation of global Finance business programs, processes, and procedures in support of corporate, function and plant goals, and objectives.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead the finance function for the Plant and be a key member and decision maker of the management staff and report on key plant operational and accounting metrics (recurring and ad-hoc).
  • Present plant financial performance in various forums as required. Make recommendations for continuous improvement in both reporting and financial performance.
  • Manage and influence resources to ensure timely and accurate completion of accounting activities, including fixed asset management, inventory valuation, product costing, period closing, & reporting, budgeting/forecasting, and overall asset and liability control.
  • Ensure appropriate support of divisional requirements and Corning Finance functions to include SEC and tax reporting.
  • Ensure a strong internal control environment. Comply with GAAP and Corning accounting policies. Maintain documentation in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
  • Responsible for continued professional development of self in coordination with management; also responsible for raising the financial awareness and understanding of key (non-finance) plant personnel.
  • Serves as consultant/financial expert to plant leadership on matters pertaining to policy, plans, projects (capital, PEx, etc.), and objectives. Conducts reviews, provides analysis, and makes recommendations as required.
  • Serves as a bridge between the division and the plant to ensure division business requirements influence the plant Finance strategy and the plant Finance strategy is relevant to the division strategy.
  • Other functions and projects as assigned in support of plant and business objectives


Education and Experience:

  • BS in Business
  • BS in Accounting preferred
  • 3 yrs. financial accounting experience
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of financial and management accounting, including systems, compliance, and reporting requirements
  • CPA, CMA certification is a plus
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Adept at interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including plant staff and senior managers
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, PeopleSoft, Khalix)
  • Ability to act under pressure in fast-paced environment


Desired Skills:

  • Cost modeling
  • Inventory control and management
  • Manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley
  • Experience managing and/or influencing people


Soft Skills:

  • Team player
  • Self-motivated; ability to act on initiative
  • Customer focused
  • Business partner
  • Proven ability to embrace and drive change
  • Clear dedication to excellence and advancing beyond the current state
  • Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders
  • Ability to question decisions and provide alternative recommendations


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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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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