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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Lakeshore, ON, Canada

Company: Leggett & Platt

We make life more comfortable.


Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.


From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.


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Leggett & Platt Automotive is a global provider of wire forms, mechanical control cables, wireless charging, as well as seat lumbar, suspension, bolster, actuator, and motor systems. In addition to these award-winning, category-leading products, we offer tailored goods due to our expertise in product development and attention to market trends. Our unique competitive advantages give us unmatched insight into the demands of the consumer.


Learn more about Leggett & Platt Automotive: Leggett & Platt Automotive



We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Controller to support our business located in Lakeshore, Ontario.  Did you know we are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for transportation manufacturers, as well as tier one and two suppliers within the automotive industry?  That’s right!  In fact, in 2019, we were named as one of GM’s “Supplier of the Year” recipients.  Our automotive products fall into four primary groups:  Seating and Lumbar support, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Controller you will lead as well as develop the local Finance Team.  Your contributions will directly impact the business, reporting directly to the Director of Finance.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Overseeing the cost-efficient operation, and administration of the finance and accounting department
  • Implementing and administering the policies, procedures, systems and controls required to direct the financial function in accordance with Corporate, Sarbanes-Oxley, local statutory, and US GAAP requirements
  • supervising the preparation of all financial statements and reporting, and manages a diverse team of financial professionals to meet and exceed Company objectives
  • identifying and supporting staff development goals, and driving continuous improvement efficiency into ongoing financial systems and processes
  • serving as a key liaison with Corporate Accounting and various head office functions, addressing requests and requirements in a timely and accurate manner.
  • providing ongoing support to the FP&A and Costing sub-functions.
  • Interacting with functional leadership across the organization to provide financial guidance and support to optimize decision making and the overall profitability of the Company.
  • Staying current on market trends and financial best practices



The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation preferred
  • 10+ years of finance and accounting experience in a manufacturing environment (automotive preferred)
  • 5 years of managerial experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting and financial management software
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • 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 ­
  • 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.

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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Regarding Equal Employment / Equal Access

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, and all its Canadian affiliates value the diversity of skills, knowledge, and perspectives our employees bring to our workplace. We believe the presence in our workforce of individuals with characteristics protected under local human rights legislation, including but not limited to females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, persons from all faiths and national origins and of all colours reward us with greater talent, new ideas and unique perspectives.
It is therefore our policy to recruit, hire, promote, transfer, administer benefits and handle all other conditions of employment in a non-discriminatory manner without discrimination regarding any protected status under local human rights legislation. Our Chief Executive Officer has requested that all of our employees make equal opportunity a priority.
We are committed to workplace accessibility and accommodation of persons with disabilities. Should you have any need for accommodation at any stage of the hiring or recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to provide appropriate accommodation or address any accessibility-related needs. This information will be handled as confidentially as practical. You are welcome to contact a member of our Corporate Employee Relations staff at 417-358-8131 if you need assistance to apply, wish to discuss an accommodation, or have questions about this notice

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