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Project Controller

Company Name:
Corning
Company Description:
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.
Job Family Description:
Relates to an organization's processes, procedures, controls and records for conduct and management of all aspects of financial transactions, events, and situations. Inclusive of accounting, budgetary controls, cash receipts and disbursements, payroll, credit and collections, financing, investments, risk management, tax and audit.
Discipline Description:
Fiscal procedures such as general accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, forecasting and all other financial operations.
Job Description:
Anti-dumping trade litigation support:
Gain clear and complete understanding of anti-dumping regulations, particularly as it relates to financial reporting and calculations.
Assist core AD team with proactive financial and general strategies associated with anti-dumping litigation support.
Coordinate, administer and control global financial responses related to anti-dumping (AD) trade litigation.
Lead cross functional global teams (finance, commercial, PLM, manufacturing) to coordinate financial response development.
Audit team member submissions and documentation to ensure 100% accuracy.
Work with internal leadership and external counsel and consultants to strategize and finalize responses, including scenario/ option development and vetting.
Train, drill (mock audit) and lead finance teams before and during verification audits.
General finance background required to support AD efforts and for ultimate transition into financial role:
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).
Designs Finance programs, processes, and procedures across the division (e.g. closing, forecasting, budgeting, reporting, inventory tracking, unit cost) that enable improved cycle time and better decision making in support of the achievement of corporate, function and business goals and objectives.
Supervises and prepares the businesses financial bookkeeping, records, and statements to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of reporting with GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting requirements.
Provides finance expertise and decision support to business leaders in support of the division strategy, goals and objectives.
o Identifies and assesses the financial implications (e.g., ROI, IRR) of acquisitions/divestitures within the business. Recommends appropriate actions to maximize investment returns.
o 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.
o Supports regional strategy teams, capacity planning decisions, business restructuring planning and execution.
o Ensures the accurate and timely reporting of the Divisions Sales forecast to the Executive Leadership Team.
o Ability to take on various ad-hoc responsibilities as required.
o Serves as a bridge between the division and the Finance function to ensure division business requirements influence the Finance strategy and the Finance strategy is relevant to the division strategy.
o Implements performance management and rewards processes/practices within the division Business Finance group to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers.
o Recruits, trains, develops and retain key finance talent.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree.
MBA or masters level degree
Proven knowledge of US GAAP
Plant Controller experience (within or outside of Corning).
Experience in driving continous improvement goals.
Desired Education & Experience:
CPA and/or CMA
Experience in managing a cohesive staff and collaboration across functional areas.
Required Skills:
Strong financial and accounting background
Deep understanding of financial controls
Ability to work cross functionally
Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to the business leaders
Good listener with strong inter-personnel skills
Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders
Ability to question decisions and provide alternative recommendations
Culturally sensitive and savvy
Ability to prioritize
Quick learner
Desired Skills:
Understanding of financial models.
Deep understanding of markets, regions, products, personnel and strategy.
Financial presentation to staff, sales, marketing groups as well as leadership and potentially customers.
Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.
Strong knowledge of ERP and financial reporting.

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