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Staff Accountant

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Inc., is searching for a Staff Accountant within our financial reporting department to help support our business.  As a global-diversified manufacturing company, it’s sometimes hard to explain all the different things we do.  We like to say, “we’re the biggest company no one has ever heard of.”  We are confident you interact with one of our products in your daily life without knowing it.  Whether it’s the mattress you sleep on, the car you drive, the plane you fly on, or the furniture you sit on, our high-quality components are there supporting you.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


What will you be doing as a Staff Accountant?

  • Recording financial transactions in your assigned area of responsibility
  • Working with others within the department preparing the consolidated financial statements, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Audit Committee materials
  • Analyzing and reconciling Balance Sheet and Income Statement activity
  • Interacting with and supporting other departments and staff, both within the Corporate Office and our operating locations
  • Working with internal and external auditors in completing audits
  • Preparing annual financial statements in conjunction with our benefit plan audits


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (a minimum of 15 hours of accounting is required)
  • Cumulative 3.30 GPA and 3.50 GPA in major
  • Solid understanding of accounting and strong ability to communicate, both written and verbally
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment, whether remotely or in the office
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to provide support for other areas of the Company, including finance, tax, credit, information technology, etc. and identifying accounting related matters
  • Expertise in Excel creating spreadsheets, using practical formulas, and working with large datasets


Things we consider a plus:

  • 2 years of related accounting experience
  • CMA and/ or CPA designation
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience with HFM and Microsoft Dynamics AX


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Leggett & Platt’s corporate career progression prepares our accountants to advance and pursue opportunities at the Company’s many locations across the United States as well as exposure to other areas such as finance, tax, credit, and information technology, among others.


Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on many subjects to foster your development.


What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for!  Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team.  Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


Our Commitment to You

We’re proud of the fact that we are strongly rooted in being an inclusive, people-focused organization.  Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.


Leggett & Platt Inc. is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.


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