Finance Distribution Controller, Corning Life Sciences

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Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Tarboro, NC, US, 27886

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61429


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. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Finance Distribution Controller, Corning Life Sciences


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! This role is the North American Distribution Controller within Corning Life Sciences. This individual will partner with site leadership, the Division Supply Chain Controller and Supply Chain to deliver key financial, strategic, and business objectives. This individual will ensure compliance with local regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, Corning and site policies and procedures and US GAAP. This individual will have responsibility for leveraging resources as needed to deliver financial expertise and appropriate decision-making support. This individual must be a solid business partner to drive appropriate decision making across the site and related areas.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Lead at the site. Key member and decision maker of the site staff. Provides ongoing Finance expertise and decision support to enable the achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Designs and manages Finance programs, processes, and procedures (e.g. closing, forecasting, budgeting, reporting, inventory tracking) that enable improved cycle time and better decision making in support of the achievement of corporate, site, function and business goals and objectives.
  • Partners with site leadership and operations teams to develop and implement KPIs and robust processes that ensure effective inventory management and adherence to internal financial controls, including data and reporting standards and compliance procedures (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley regulations, internal and external audits).
  • Performs the closing process to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of reporting with US GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting requirements.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and other distribution locations to ensure the accuracy of standard costing and intercompany activity.
  • In conjunction with the Supply Chain Controller, develops monthly forecasts and annual plan. Delivers actionable reporting on monthly results in comparison to forecast and plan and provides insights and perspectives on appropriate actions required to address variances.
  • Partners with CLS Finance team resources for Finance activities and project work within the scope of Supply Chain processes.
  • Serves on various plant, division and corporate project teams on ad-hoc basis. Providing financial analysis and internal control support to ensure compliance and decisions based on financial data.
  • Supports Supply Chain strategy and project decisions.
  • Performs ad hoc responsibilities in support of Division Finance Manufacturing Leadership Team.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or equivalent technical degree required
  • MBA/CPA Preferred
  • 5+ years of distribution, manufacturing, or relevant experience, controller experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint, general ledger systems, forecasting tools
  • PeopleSoft, SAP, Khalix/Longview, and Performance Excellence knowledge (Six Sigma, lean processes) preferred


Hybrid role after completion of training and onboarding. 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is $78,269.00 - $107,620.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​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, paid parental leave, 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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount