Finance Assistant Plant Controller, CLS Sorenson

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.


Scope of Position:



  • Responsible for financial processes for US based manufacturing plant.¬  Take lead on monthly closing, analyze actual results, prepare business forecasts and long-term financial plans, analyze and seek approval for capital investments, work with plant personnel to identify and quantify cost reduction opportunities, maintain plant cost accounting systems, support tax and insurance filings, collect and analyze data on financial and operational metrics, prepares and analyzes trend analysis, maintain internal control systems and compliance to Sarbanes Oxley requirements, ensure compliance to US GAAP and Corporate Accounting Policies, participate as a leader in setting and managing the direction of the plant.


Day to Day Responsibilities:



  • Maintain and update plant and unit costs, perform cost quotes, work with Engineering and Planning to maintain accurate usage rates and labor hours.

  • Perform duties for month end closing including journal entries and variance analysis.¬  (Most transaction work is processes by a regional shared service center.)

  • Assist Plant Controller with completion of the month end reporting package.

  • Prepare, review, and maintain monthly account reconciliations.

  • Support internal and external audits.

  • Perform Inventory reconciliations.

  • Assist Plant Controller with annual plant budget process and 5-year plan.

  • Assist and support plant management to enhance their understanding of plant spending, resolve issues, and correct errors.

  • Ad hoc financial analysis in support of plant operations

  • Other functions and projects as assigned in support of plant and company operations.


Travel Requirements:



  • Occasional travel as needed for meetings and training; Less than 10%

  • Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hours/wk plus overtime as required to accomplish objectives


Required Skills:



  • GAAP and cost accounting

  • Analytical skills

  • Strong computer and system skills

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, process-oriented and organized

  • Has capacity and aspires to become a plant controller

  • Geographically mobile within USA


Desired Skills:



  • Cost modeling

  • Inventory control and management

  • Manufacturing/Six Sigma background

  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley

  • Experience managing people


Education and Experience:



  • Bachelor‚€™s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • MBA or CPA

  • 3 ‚€“ 5 years of progressive industry experience


Soft Skills:



  • Ambitious and aspires to grow professionally

  • Able to work and communicate with individuals at all many levels to accomplish objectives

  • Able to lead accounting/finance-based projects

  • Able to manage through ambiguity and perform in


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.




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