Finance Plant Controller, Goleta:

Goleta California

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 Description:

Performs and monitors accounting activities (e.g., reconciliations, journal entries) in accordance with accounting principles and standards to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads tracking of financial and/or operational metrics and performances, summarizing findings
  • Assists with internal financial reporting, performs comprehensive trend analysis, and leads data mining
  • Monitors daily operations of a unit and actively assists to resolve issues, escalating as appropriate
  • Assists the controller in the development and maintenance of planning budgeting systems, preparation of financial and management reports, procedures, and presentation of findings
  • Analyzes and prepares financial and budgetary reports, contributing potential insights
  • Executes and supports internal and external controls
  • Performs complex, undefined ad hoc financial analyses and assigned requests from senior management leveraging a deep understanding of financial responsibilities within an assigned business unit

Successful Candidate will have the following:

  • Experience applying 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

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other technical degree.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Supervisory Experience


  • Assistant Plant Controller Experience (within or outside of Corning)
  • Manufacturing / cost accounting experience

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of financial and management accounting, including systems, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Adept at interacting and communicating with all aspects of the business, including plant staff and senior managers
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, SAP, Khalix)
  • Supervisory experience

Desired Skills:

  • Cost modeling
  • Inventory control and management
  • Manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley

Soft Skills:

  • Team player
  • Self-motivated; ability to act on initiative
  • Customer focused
  • Business partner
  • Proven ability to embrace and drive change
  • Clear dedication to excellence and advancing beyond the current state



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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