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Finance Plant Controller, iBwave

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Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA, H4M2Z2

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54553


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Financial Plant Controller


Scope of Position

Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures. Takes a guiding role in the closing process and ensures reporting is timely and accurate. Responsible for preparation of reconciliations and supports the analysis of expenses to ensure financial accuracy.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Leads or supports in many aspects of the period closing process; including preparation and posting of journal entries, variance analysis, and accuracy of the general ledger
  • Executes and supports compliance with internal and external controls, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, GAAP accounting principles, and Corning policies and procedures
  • Assists Director of Finance with completion of the month end reporting package
  • Facilitates Appropriation Requests process where applicable, monitors capital spend, processes asset capitalizations, and maintains accuracy of fixed asset ledger
  • Assists Plant Controller with preparation of the annual budget, and short and long-term forecasting
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations
  • Monitors spending and guides department managers to control costs. Researches and provides detail on expense variances
  • Work on process improvement within finance function: document existing processes (SOP’s) and seek improvement opportunities to reduce complexity
  • Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for Plant Controller and Plant Leadership
  • Prepares reports for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting activities in support of tax and regulatory filings.
  • Manages sales compensation (SIP) process and ensures SIP is paid accurately and in a timely fashion.

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • M-F, work hours specific to region/location

 Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • CPA preferred, MBA is a bonus
  • 2-5years of relevant experience                                                                  

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 business leadership
  • Proficiency with Excel & PowerPoint
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to business leaders

Soft Skills:

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



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.