Finance Assistant Plant Controller, CET Blacksburg

Corning   •  

Christiansburg, VA

Industry: Electronics


5 - 7 years

Posted 372 days ago

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.


Job Requirements:

  • Experienceapplying accounting standards to data collection and reporting processes, supporting controls processes
  • Experience analyzing financial data, synthesizing insights and communicating results
  • Experience using data mining tools and methodologies to produce trend analysis and perform  ad hoc research
  • Experience resolving issues related to data analysis, report preparation
  • Demonstrated success performing ad hoc financial analyses and applying judgment to deviate from standard processes in order to resolve research requests
  • Experience supporting components of ambiguous and unstructured senior management requests, assisting with obtaining and analyzing data
  • Experience coordinating with and communicating Finance concepts to non-Finance audiences (e.g., production, floor supervisors) to execute projects
  • Experience developing strategic networks outside of Finance to build manufacturing/production process expertise
  • Experience contributing to components of large projects
  • Experience working with colleagues from other business units and divisions
  • Experience coaching and providing technical supervision to junior team members
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations for business discussions and helping synthesize main findings
  • Demonstrated understanding of technical skills

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business related field
  • 5 years of relevant experience


  • CPA
  • MBA
  • Supply Chain experience (within or outside of Corning)

Required Skills

  • Proven knowledge of financial and management accounting, including systems, compliance and reporting requirements (US GAAP, SOX)
  • Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders (business partnership)
  • Ability to challenge decisions and provide alternative recommendations
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to the business leaders
  • Proven ability to embrace and drive change
  • Good listener with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. Adept at interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including US and international managers
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to act under pressure in fast-paced environment
  • Culturally sensitive and savvy
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Quick learner
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated; ability to act on initiative

 Desired Skills

  • Cost modeling
  • Inventory control and management
  • Understanding of distribution models
  • Manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Peoplesoft Supply Chain/SAP ERP Experience

Req #: 3649