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Accounts Payable Assistant

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking an Accounts Payable Assistant to join our International Supply Chain Compliance (ISCC) team in Chicago, IL.  These are exciting days for international trade and each department at ISCC plays their part.  Our teams embrace challenges and together contribute to Leggett & Platt’s overall mission to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


In this fast-paced role, you will provide global accounts payable support to L&P partners by working collaboratively with our ISCC staff along with our suppliers and service providers. 


What you’ll be doing:


  • Gather documentation, audit, and process supplier invoices for international transactions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve documentation discrepancies with internal and external partners
  • Ensure international transactions have appropriate supporting documentation
  • Work collaboratively with our Trade Compliance group to hand off Pre-Customs Entries
  • Research and allocate charges with applicable general ledger coding for non-PO transactions
  • Clear receipts from partner in-transit reporting on a request basis
  • Collaborate with internal partners to resolve coding errors
  • Reconcile supplier statements as needed
  • Enhance and maintain standard documentation that helps ensure overall compliance
  • Proactively contribute possible changes and optimizations in areas of focus
  • Contribute to and support other ISCC and Corporate initiatives as requested or assigned


The successful candidate:  


  • Manages multiple demands while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Has a customer service mindset and is detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Is effective in developing and maintaining collaborative business relationships
  • Is a resourceful problem-solver with Excel skills
  • Has interest in learning about international trade from a payables perspective
  • Maintains a continuous Improvement mindset and the ability to adapt to changing demands
  • Demonstrates a high level of comfort learning new systems


This position is located in our Chicago Loop office, but we are currently working remotely.


Reasons you’ll love it here:


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.


How to learn more about us: For a glimpse into who we are, how we got here, and what makes us different, take a look at our careers site and everyday Life at Leggett. Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company.


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