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Financial Analyst

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Liberty, NC, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Financial Analyst within our Cincro facility located in Liberty, NC, to help support our Work Furniture business unit.  In our Work Furniture Components business, we design, manufacture, and distribute a wide range of components and finished products that enhance comfort, motion, and style in the work and home furniture industry. From chair mechanisms, bases, arms, seats, and backs to assembled finished chairs, our Work Furniture Components business brings diverse world-class manufacturing capabilities together in the production and assembly of high-quality products.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Financial Analyst, you will have the opportunity to play a key financial role in connecting the Work Furniture Business Unit and our Corporate Headquarters in Carthage, MO.  The team you will be working with is collaborative, and values challenging work, creative thought, and developing othersWith this role you can expect career development and advancement opportunities.



So, what will you be doing as a Financial Analyst?

  • Work closely with the Controller and business leadership to improve and maximize Return on Capital Employed (ROCE).  The Senior Financial Analyst will bring outstanding analytical skills to bear on root cause analysis and corrective action plans driven by insights from income statement, balance sheet, and operational Key Performance Indicator (KPI) review.
  • Share the close and reporting cycle with the Controller, assuring a capable system of back-ups for close, reporting, and internal controls.  Work closely with the local team and corporate organizations to maintain accurate books/records, assure a strong internal controls environment, close the books, report results, and forecast future periods.
  • Assure the financial intelligence of business decisions by effectively balancing financial and operational needs.  Comfortable acting as a financial mentor, coach, and educator for the team.
  • Analyze business cases for capital and other initiatives with focus on clearly and accurately telling the story to secure capital and/or expense funds to support the initiatives.
  • Participate in the development of the strategic plans and work closely with the branch leadership team to establish the annual operational budget, capital plan, and working capital initiatives. Develop and operationalize profit improvement strategies while driving working capital improvements.


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

  • 4-year degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics required, MBA, CMA or CPA desired.
  • 2-3 years manufacturing / distribution finance experience preferred.
  • Good understanding of financial (ERP) systems and IT infrastructure with a strong understanding of financial accounting fundamentals.
  • Desire to spend time on the production floor and the insight to connect manufacturing to the financials.


Things we consider a plus:

  • Insightful analytical skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate financial information in a way that non-financial people easily understand, a visual communicator who thrives on bringing insights to make the operation better.
  • Ability and interest to collaborate with manufacturing and business leadership to drive outstanding results for customers and shareholders.  Knowledge of manufacturing, supply chain, purchasing, and materials management.
  • Confident oral and written communication skills.  The humility to know what you don’t know and the conviction to assert a point of view in the absence of complete information.  Adaptable to changing circumstances.
  • Strong Excel skills and the ability to convert data to information.
  • Knowledge of Lean and a Continuous Improvement mindset.


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


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 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, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome and encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other historically marginalized groups.


Research shows that women and people of color tend not to apply to jobs unless they believe they are 100% qualified and apply to fewer senior-level positions. With that in mind, we encourage you to apply if you meet the minimum qualifications but perhaps not all of the preferred qualifications. We'd love to have the opportunity to consider you! In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.


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