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Business Controller

Company Name:
Corning
Company Overview:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Cornings history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
The global Finance Function acts as a proactive business partner, advising and making recommendations based upon financial projections and historical performance. Finance also provides financial expertise companywide and ensures accurate and efficient transaction processing.
Purpose of the Position:
The purpose of this role is to lead the CET closing, forecasts and OPEX financials. The role will ensure compliance with local regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, Corning policies and procedures and US GAAP. The CET division closing /reporting cycle is a key responsibility, including RCM compliance, Intercompany profit elimination and period report completion. In addition, the role is responsible for planning and analysis, which includes green book, black book, and all control forecasts. This will require coordination with plants, OPEX departments, capital plans and inputs from manufacturing & commercial business controllers. Also, this role will lead the OPEX plans and actuals. Finally, the role will be the liaison between the plants and the division for technical accounting purposes.
Key Responsibilities:
Implements and ensures business adherence to internal finance controls including data and reporting standards and compliance procedures (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley regulations, internal and external audits).
Supervises the closing process to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of reporting with US GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting requirements.
Designs 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, function and business goals and objectives.
In conjunction with division leadership, develop monthly forecasts, annual plan and five year strategic plan. Monitor monthly results in comparison to forecast and plan and advice on course corrections as necessary.
Provides finance expertise and decision support to business leaders in support of the regional strategy, goals and objectives
Monitors and identifies budget and forecast variances for the division and provides business leadership with insights and perspectives on appropriate actions required to address variances.
Supports OPEX planning and actuals
Education & Experience:
Required
Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree
Proven knowledge of US GAAP
10+ years total experience
Experience leading a department in meeting continuous improvement goals
Experience in managing a cohesive staff with collaboration across functional areas
Desired
CPA
MBA
Legal Entity Finance Manager experience
Experience managing multiple plants and/or regions
Required Skills:
Strong financial and accounting background
Deep understanding of financial controls
Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to the business leaders
Proactive in identifying areas of review/scrutiny, as well as, identifying approach to solutions
Good listener with strong interpersonal skills
Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders
Ability to challenge decisions and provide alternative recommendations
Culturally sensitive and savvy
Ability to prioritize
Quick learner
Desired Skills:
Planning & Analysis experience
Basic Manufacturing/cost understanding
Khalix Experience
Apply online at: https://careers.corning.com/psp/PDPAHRPRER/CNG_MYCAREER_SITE/PDGLHRPRER/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&JobOpeningId=174831&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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