Financial Controller, Corning International Wiesbaden (m/f/d)

Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: Wiesbaden, DE, 65189

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61298


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. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 



For our location in Wiesbaden, Germany, we are looking for a


Financial Controlling Manager - German speaker (m/f/d)


Purpose of the Position:  

  • Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures
  • Ensures full coverage of all tax matters
  • Ensures the legal entities receives the appropriate type and level of Finance expertise and support to best inform financial decision making and the achievement of strategic and financial goals
  • Ensures the successful implementation of global Finance business programs, processes, and procedures in support of corporate, function, region and entity goals and objectives
  • Ensure business partnership to MAPs for business development and MA activities


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating, administering, and controlling financial activities. Provides tax, treasury, insurance, and other reports required by governmental regulations and corporate headquarters
  • Ensures timely tax payments, filing and planning
  • Owns entity’s financial consolidated statements. Ensures timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of reporting with GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting requirements
  • Set budget and monitor performance for responsible areas, mostly on balance sheet items and expense spending
  • Work with corporate teams on tax and treasury planning items and implementing projects as required
  • Implements and ensures entity adherence to internal finance controls including data and reporting standards and compliance procedures (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley regulations, internal and external audits)
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets financial and budgetary reports. Directs all aspects of tax, treasury, and SOX activities
  • Provides direction to subordinates (on site or at CSS) using established policies and precedents. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall quality and efficiency
  • Business partner to MAPs & Corp functions to provide in country finance support and governance for all strategic initiatives as needed
  • Monitors regulatory changes and proactively advises on/coordinates implementation
  • Owns all tax related intercompany transfer price arrangements in Corning Holding GmbH
  • Transfer price documentation for tax audits


Education & Experience:                                                                                                  

  • Around 8 - 10 years experiences in Finance, preferably worked in a multinational company with experience in corporate tax for Germany
  • Experience in the Big 4 consulting firms preferred
  • Degree in Accounting/Finance, MIS, CPA & MBA preferred                                       
  • At least 3 - 5 years of supervisory or manager position is preferred              


Required Skills:               

  • Technical accounting – statutory and US GAAP knowledge
  • Germany corporate tax
  • Excellent analytical skills; attention to details
  • Proficient in German and English, verbal and written
  • Proactive and good interpersonal skills and confident to communicate with high-level management
  • Knowledge of fundamental internal controls and treasury concepts                            
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight timelines
  • Digital skills such as Power BI dashboards, Tableau, coding skills, strong math background, etc.
  • Financial modelling skills


Personal Skills:              

  • Good teamwork spirit
  • Eager to learn new things in Finance and Businesses
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Maturity in interactions, confidence that others will follow


What we offer:             

  • Numerous corporate and regional touch points; international view
  • Opportunity to experience financial control and interaction with operational leadership, function/business team leadership
  • Satisfaction of participating in new business growth opportunity – design and influence the outcome
  • Sophisticated tasks in an attractive and international working environment with a dedicated and experienced team
  • An uncomplicated working atmosphere including a good life-balance through flexible working hours, fairness and a high regard of our employees distinguish us as an employer
  • Competitive salary according to experience & competences