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Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Wilmington, NC, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for an Accountant within our Precision Hydraulic Cylinders office in Wilmington, North Carolina. Over the last 45 years, PHC has built a reputation as a world-class hydraulic cylinder manufacturer through our superior quality control and innovation. PHC is a leading supplier of hydraulic cylinders for material handling, construction, agriculture, and transportation markets. If you join our team, your work will ensure customers across the world have high-quality products they can use to keep their businesses running.


As an Account, you’ll have substantial exposure to monthly closing process and prepare monthly and quarterly financial analysis. You must be organized and approach each task with an analytical mindset. This role is for a self-starter who enjoys digging in the details, creating improvements and has ambitions to grow in the accounting organization.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by continuously assessing and improving processes by reviewing standards, costs, and supplier feedback.  The team you will be working with is supportive, diligent, and collaborative, and values challenging work and dedication. 

So, what will you be doing as an Accountant?

  • Assisting in Month End Close and other GL Accounting activities
  • Preparing quarterly and monthly internal reporting and related financial analysis
  • Developing, modifying, and updating financial models
  • Maintain relevant controls and address internal and external audit requirements
  • Respond to ad hoc requests and report requirements as needed
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining a positive team spirit through supportive and constructive attitude
  • Collaborates with warranty department to issue credits to customers
  • Coordinates with, and prepares reports for Controller, CFO and senior leaders
  • Ensures compliance with internal controls procedures


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

  • Post-secondary degree from an accredited University in Accounting, Finance, Business or related
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of accounting experience
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of accounting concepts and US GAAP
  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • PowerQuery, PowerBI, Access, SSRS, SQL, Python - knowledge in one or more of these, or another equivalent
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel capabilities
  • ERP experience
  • Ability to reconcile accounting inaccuracies or imbalances
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Proactive, self-educating, process improvement mindset
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to breakdown complex accounting issues and present outcomes to diverse audiences
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled in math, accounting, and financial processes


Things we consider a plus

  • Hyperion HFM, SmartView or OneStream experience
  • Ability to build and run SQL statements
  • Infor Visual ERP experience
  • Ability to research and troubleshoot software issues
  • Naturally curious

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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