Global Controller

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Eschwege, Other/Not Applicable, DE

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Global Controller within our Finance team to help support our Hydraulics business. Our aim of developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our customers means that you can rely on our comprehensive technical expertise and top quality innovative products. We operate to serve our customers bearing in mind always our slogan: „New thinking with tradition”.


So, what will you do as Global Controller?

  • Leadership role in accounting processes for the branches on a global level.

  • Ensures all branch sustains and continually improves its Internal Control Environment. Ensures that all policy and procedures at different branches adhere to a system of internal controls.

  • Leading role in the financial close and reconciliation process, accountable for accuracy and compliance on a global level.

  • Continually improves business processes to drive increased efficiency and higher quality in the FP&A capability at global level.

  • Ensure that global statutory reporting and tax authority requirements are met.

  • Serves as a primary point of contact with FP&A, Business Analytics and Corporate Accounting, addressing questions and reporting needs.

  • Leads, develops, and coaches direct reports and their teams.


To Be Successful You'll Need

  • Post-secondary degree from an accredited University in Accounting, Finance, Business or related; Professional designation

    (CMA, CPA) preferred

  • 10+ years of finance and accounting experience in a manufacturing environment with at least 4 years of managerial experience, experience in working on a global level

  • Experience in financial close, internal controls, internal and external audit management, ad hoc analysis,

  • management reporting, accounting standards (GAAP, IFRS), taxation, treasury, working capital, cash flow

    management, costing and financial planning on a global level

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Strong communication skills and leadership abilities, employee development experience

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. If you require assistance completing an application, please contact our team at


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!

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