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Finance Director, North America

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Troy, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We at Leggett & Platt are looking for a Finance Director to join our growing Automotive Team in Troy, MI.  We are a multi-billion-dollar globally diversified company that designs and manufactures various engineered components and products. Our growing automotive business unit, which exceeds one billion dollars in sales, is comprised of four main product segments with operations on three continents.  Our customers include OEM and Tier 1 automotive companies.


In this role, you will report to the VP of Finance. You will lead the accounting and finance function for the North American locations and are expected to drive efficiency and improvement in all aspects of the function. This role will interact heavily with functional leadership across the organization to provide financial guidance and support overall performance and profitability.  


If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding opportunity to showcase your expertise, we want you!

What you will be doing?

  • Lead the finance and accounting function for the region
  • Train, develop, and coach controller team by identifying skill gaps and drive training for optimal performance
  • Lead regional compliance function and serve as next level reviewer and approver
  • Supports the FP&A function with regional financial data, and serve as key input into the financial planning process to improve accuracy and clarity
  • Address reporting requests as needed
  • Identify and lead regional initiative to improve processes and profitability
  • Act as a key contributor to management reviews of reports including financial reporting and guidance



We’re looking for someone with:

  • 4 years University degree in accounting, finance, business, or related. MBA preferred
  • CMA or CPA required
  • 10+ years of finance and accounting leadership within a manufacturing environment (automotive preferred) spanning various facilities and countries
  • Experience in activities such as financial close, budgeting/forecasting, internal controls, internal and external audit management, ad hoc analysis, management reporting, US GAAP, and taxation
  • Ability to lead a remote global team and demonstrated experience developing talent
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong computer literacy, specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in ERP systems, familiarity with Microsoft D365 preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail and process
  • High integrity and ethical standards, and an ability to handle confidential information

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.

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 company consists of more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit