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Finance Assistant Plant Controller, CLS Kennebunk

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.


Purpose of the Position:


Responsible for financial processes for US based manufacturing plant. Assists Plant Controller to close books on a monthly basis, 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, maintain internal control systems and compliance to Sarbanes Oxley requirements, ensure compliance to US GAAP and Corporate Accounting Policies, and participate as a leader in setting and managing the direction of the plant.


Day to Day Responsibilities:



  • Ensures entity compliance with local regulations, GAAP accounting principles and Corning policies and procedures.

  • Assists Controller with the monthly financial closing, reporting and forecasting. Responsible for process preparation including posting of vouchers and accuracy of the general ledger.

  • Ensures that required reporting is completed accurately and on a timely basis.

  • Provides ad-hoc financial analysis for plant controller and staff.

  • Assists Controller with the financial portion of the budget and five year planning process for the Division.

  • Assists controller with monitoring and reports division financial performance to division and plant management. Highlights variances requiring 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 reductions, and other initiatives as required.


Travel Requirements:



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


Work/Schedule:



  • 40 hours/wk plus overtime as required


Education and Experience:



  • Bachelors degree (4 years) in Accounting/Finance

  • 3-7 years relevant experience; preferably Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience with a combination of U.S. "Big 4" public accounting firm and/or U.S. Multinational Corporation


Required Skills:



  • Strong computer skills (Advanced Excel, Access)

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and link to business implications

  • Good analytical skills, presentation skills and problem- solving capability


Desired Skills:



  • Working experience with Khalix

  • Working experience with PeopleSoft

  • Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with North American finance team and business customers/suppliers at all levels of the organization

  • Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work proactively and independently in a fast- changing environment

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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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