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Finance Director / Directeur Financier

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Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Pontchateau, FR, 44160

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51654


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

The Plant Controller / Entity Finance Manager is a key business partner in the entity’s organization. Duties include but are not limited to following tasks:


Month End Closing / Reporting:


• Lead month-end close process under SAP, in coordination with Shared Services center in Budapest.

• Supervise Payroll accounting in connexion with External Payroll Provider

• Ensure adherence to US and local Gaap and compliance to Corning SOX Framework

• Lead Budget and 5-year plan process in close relationship with Regional Manufacturing Controller Business Partnership

• Provide Timely and Accurate information and drive corrective action plans.

• Drive Manufacturing Site performance and ensure Financial Targets are met

• Active participation to Investment plans and Calculation of Investment Payback to support Inv Requests Statutory and Tax Compliance

• In collaboration with France Tax Team and Regional Entity Finance Controller, manage Tax returns: collect information, prepare documentation, and support submission of company tax returns on time

• Responsible for statutory audits, corporate tax audits as well as other tax inspections

• Deferred tax calculations (USGAAP)

• Transfer pricing documentation maintenance

• Interact with external auditors and deliver financial information to local Employee Representatives

• Board of directors’ involvement


Skills and Qualifications:


• Strong financial accounting skills required.

• Leadership / ability to actively manage 1 assistant and to Influence Plant Management Team.

• IT skills: Excel and ERP (ideally SAP) knowledge are needed.

• Fluent English is a requirement, both written and spoken

• Sarbanes-Oxley or another internal control environment knowledge strongly recommended

• Business Partner mindset to cover Sales, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Activities

• Ability to manage flexible workload and travel internationally (no frequent travel expected) Required Years of Experience

• 10+ years of relevant work experience in financial accounting.

• Master degree in: Accounting, Finance, or equivalent