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Finance Assistant Plant Controller, COC Winston-Salem

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Date: Mar 4, 2019

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27107

Company: Corning

Requisition: 33290 


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.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Assists Plant Controller with the monthly financial closing and reporting, analysis of actual results, and short-term and long-term forecasting
  • Responsible for managing the period closing process; including preparation and posting of journal entries, ensuring accuracy of the general ledger, entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures, on a timely basis
  • Prepare quarterly SEC & Tax reporting package, support account reconciliations
  • Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for plant controller and staff
  • Assists Plant Controller with preparation of the annual budget
  • Responsible for monthly account reconciliations
  • Assists Plant Controller with monitoring and reporting 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
  • Drives finance process improvement
  • Provides financial analysis related to capital projects, cost reduction, and other initiatives as required

Analytical Support:

  • Prepare financial presentations for Plant Leadership
  • Validate financial results within Plant and confirm these to corporate
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for Corning corporate and plant

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • M-F, 40 hour work week with additional hours as needed

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years) in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • 1-3 years relevant experience; preferable Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience

Required Skills:

  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint, general ledger systems & forecasting tools
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and link to business implications
  • Good analytical skills, presentation skills and problem solving capability

Desired Skills:

  • MS Access proficiency
  • Working experience with Khalix and/or SAP BPC
  • Working experience with PeopleSoft and/or SAP

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem