Finance Controller, CLS Supply Chain:

Tewksbury Massachusetts

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:

This role is the Supply Chain Controller within Corning Life Sciences. This individual will partner with the Division Manufacturing Controller, Supply Chain leadership and other division leaders to deliver key financial, strategic and business objectives. He/she will ensure compliance with local regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, Corning policies and procedures and US GAAP. He/she will have responsibility for leveraging resources as needed to deliver financial expertise and appropriate decision making support. This individual must be a strong business partner to drive appropriate decision making across all areas of Supply Chain and strategy. He/she will have responsibility for contributing to key components of Supply Chain strategy, in addition to partnering with the Supply Chain leader to deliver both short term and long term financial plans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designs and manages 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, develops monthly forecasts, annual plan and five year strategic plan. Delivers actionable reporting on monthly results in comparison to forecast and plan and provides insights and perspectives on appropriate actions required to address variances.
  • Performs the closing process to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of reporting with US GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting requirements.
  • Implements and ensures business adherence to internal financial controls including data and reporting standards and compliance procedures (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley regulations, internal and external audits).
  • Financial Lead within the Supply Chain function. Key member and decision maker of the Supply Chain management staff. Provides ongoing Finance expertise and decision support to enable the achievement of goals and objectives
  • Partners with Finance team resources for Finance activities and project work within the scope of Supply Chain processes.
  • Serves on various plant, division and corporate project teams on ad-hoc basis. Providing financial analysis and internal control support to ensure compliance and decisions based on financial data.
  • Supports Supply Chain strategy and project decisions.
  • Performs ad hoc responsibilities in support of Division Finance Manufacturing Leadership Team.

Reporting Structure:

  • This role reports directly to Division Manufacturing Controller.

Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic and International travel required

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business related field
  • 8 - 10 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
  • Deep understanding of life sciences markets, regions, products, personnel and strategy

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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