Plant Controller

Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Lakeshore, ON, CA

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


The Controller role is responsible for the cost-efficient operation, supervision, and administration of the finance and
accounting department. This position implements and administers the policies, procedures, systems and controls
required to direct the financial function in accordance with Corporate, Sarbanes-Oxley, local statutory, and US GAAP
requirements. The Controller role supervises the preparation of all financial statements and reporting, and manages
a diverse team of financial professionals to meet and exceed Company objectives. The Controller role is responsible
for identifying and supporting staff development goals, and driving continuous improvement efficiency into ongoing
financial systems and processes. This position serves as a key liasion with Corporate Accounting and various head
office functions, addressing requests and requirements in a timely and accurate manner. The Controller will provide
ongoing support to the FP&A and Costing sub-functions, and will provide key inputs and reviews as part of the
financial planning cycle and related standard processes. This role will interact heavily with functional leadership
across the organization to provide financial guidance and support to optimize decision making and the overall
profitability of the Company.


  • Leads the full scope of accounting processes for a branch or collection of branches.
  • Leading role in the financial close and reconciliation process, accountable for accuracy and compliance.
  • Ensure that local statutory reporting and tax authority requirements are met.
  • Ensures that policy and procedures adhere to a system of internal controls, and serves as the lead for internal and external audit requirements.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact with Corporate Accounting, addressing questions and reporting needs.
  • Leads, develops, and coaches local accounting team.
  • Key role in the financial planning cycle - providing various inputs and performing reviews in the areas of revenue, material, headcount, plant expenses, and working capital (following standard financial planning process flows).



  • MBA preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance required
  • 10+ years of finance and accounting experience in a manufacturing environment (automotive preferred),
    with at least 5 years of managerial experience
  • 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

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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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