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Owens Corning Senior Financial Analyst-Controller Development in Kansas City, Kansas

Purpose of the Role:

The Senior Financial Analyst provides financial leadership to the Eloy Plant while supporting the needs of the Kansas City Plant. This position reports directly to the Kansas City Controller with strong reporting accountability for driving results at the Eloy plant. The Analyst will be responsible for maintaining a control environment that complies with the Company’s internal control policies and Sarbanes Oxley. The Analyst is expected to be a dynamic leader by contributing to all areas of plant management. The position is an important part of the financial talent pipeline and serves as a feeder for larger plants as well as corporate roles.

Reports to: The Analyst reports to the Kansas City Plant Controller

Span of Control: This individual will also be responsible for the leadership of the warehouse & storeroom functions at the Eloy site.


  • Operations planning

  • Participates in the development of operational objectives for the plant that are aligned to Corporate and Division strategic objectives

  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure optimal facility financial results and shareholder

  1. Financial and Operational Controls
  • Ensures that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls including; data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.)

  • Drives a robust representation letter process that provides assurance and visibility to a sound internal control environment

  • Leads the Continuous Sign-off process to ensure that accountability for internal controls is clear and that processes are documented

  1. Reporting and Analysis
  • Leads financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes

  • Prepares and delivers the plant financial forecasts and projections

  • Monitors the plant’s monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team

  • Communicates results effectively to management and non-financial personnel

  • Provides in-depth analysis on variances to plan and forecast

  • Provides risk analysis for contingency planning

  1. Driving plant profitability
  • Leads actions in line with achieving targets, mitigating risk and prioritizing resource needs

  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure optimal facility financial results and shareholder value

  • Provides insightful and competitive analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making

  • Provides investment analysis

  • Assists in contract evaluation and negotiation

  • Educates plant personnel on key performance metrics

  1. Cross-functional leadership and team contribution
  • Work across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant, division or corporate objectives

  • Shares best practices across division, i.e, process improvements, financial modeling, and procedures changes

  • Aligns teams and resources in order to solve problems and drive results

  • Provides support to team members at plant, segment and corporate level

  1. Leading and developing talent
  • Acts as a resource to the non-financial leaders of the business providing education and training on the key principles of Finance

  • Invests in the growth and development of their direct reports and other identified talent in their organization

  • Ensures succession plans are executed for focus roles

  • Plant process and administrative leadership

  • Leads the warehouse processes

  • Leads the plant storeroom processes

  • Assigns resources and provides support and direction

  • Leadership for the oversight and accountability of plant security

  • Ensures the delegation and successful completion of site security functions, included but not limited to: Managing/implementing OC Security Standards, quarterly assessment of security equipment, security capital project management, incident investigation coordination (contact for local authorities, communication with WHQ), talent management of security guards, site contact for security audits and visits, and monitor completion of WHQ required training.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline a must

  • MBA, CMA, CPA preferred

  • 3+ years of manufacturing finance experience

  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles—understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics


  • Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish and English preferred

  • Providing leadership to organizations within a manufacturing operation(s)—leading operations planning, savings, forecasting and investment analysis

  • Participating in the development of strategic plans

  • Delivering continuous improvement

  • Attracting, developing and retaining outstanding talent—growing talent and succession planning

  • Operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e. expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions—forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development

  • Previously demonstrated high growth

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in simple, impacting terms

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs—effectively develops business cases and enroll leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and intimate knowledge of customers, competition, and the market and uses this knowledge to drive customer and product profitability decisions

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategic directions


About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com .

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.