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Assistant Plant Controller

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Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Pune, MH, IN, 410501

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59107


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. 

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.


Function/Dept Purpose Statement :

  • Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures.
  • Manage the plant closing process and ensure reporting is timely and accurate.
  • Responsible for preparation of reconciliations and the analysis of expenses to ensure financial accuracy. Key resource for plant personnel on operating expenses, supply chain transactions and the capitalization of assets.
  • Responsible for key financial and internal control processes such as SOX documentation updates and inventory and asset physicals.
  • Responsible for all type of internal and external audits like Statutory Audit, Tax Audit, Internal controls audit etc.
  • Responsible for RTP (Receipt to Pay) end to end processes and activities.

Position Responsibilitie:

  • Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, US / IND AS/ IFRS accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for managing the period closing process preparation including posting of vouchers and accuracy of the general ledger.
  • Ensures that required reporting is completed accurately and on a timely basis. Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for plant controller and staff.
  • Assists Plant Controller with the financial portion of the budget and five year planning process for the Division.
  • Assists Plant Controller with the monthly business financial closing, reporting and forecasting
  • Assists Plant controller with monitoring and reports division financial performance to division management and plant management. Highlights variances that need corrective action.
  • Monitors spending and works with department managers to control costs. Researches and provides detail on expense variances.

Analytical Support

  • Prepare financial presentations for Plant Leadership
  • Validate financial results within Plant and confirm to Corning corporate
  •  Prepare monthly financial reports for Corning corporate and plant
  • Cash flow management to ensure proper utilization of foreign currency and timely investment in liquid funds

Assist in statutory reporting & Sarbanes Oxley compliance:

  • Prepare quarterly / monthly regulatory reporting package, support account reconciliations
  • Requires the ability to communicate financial concepts and financial performance to non-finance team.
  • Involved in developing, modifying, and executing company policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have company-wide effec


Minimum Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of IND AS, US GAAP & IFRS.
  • Chartered Accountant / Cost Accountant / CPA 
  • 4-6 years of progressive accounting / finance roles in an international company.
  • Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with finance team and business customers/suppliers at all levels of the organization.
  • Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently in a fast-changing environment. 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).