Summer Tax Intern

Date: Nov 4, 2023

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Summer Tax Intern within our Tax 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 are looking to gain real accounting experience while you are in school, then this is the internship for you! Our internships are not clerk positions. We provide the opportunity for you to gain real tax and accounting professional experience. Candidates must be able to commit to work at least 20 hours per week, preferably up to 40 hours per week, during the summer months (late-May through early-August). This is not a remote position and requires availability to work in a professional office setting located at our Corporate Headquarters in Carthage, Missouri.

So, what will you be doing as a Summer Tax Intern?

  • Assist with corporate income tax compliance including tax returns, extensions, estimated tax payments, and income tax accounting
  • Tax research and special projects
  • Identify, research, and assess various tax issues while also providing information to senior staff members
  • Respond to inquiries from the IRS and other taxing authorities


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

  • On track to graduate with an undergraduate or graduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field (preferably December 2024 or later)
  • Some experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Completion of at least one college level accounting course


Things we consider a plus:

  • Candidates with a GPA of at least 3.5 and the completion of a college-level accounting course will be given preference
  • Ability to work both independently and alongside teammates
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Strong organization skills

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 Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!


We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.


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