Corporate Development Research Analyst

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Research Analyst to join our Corporate Development Department. This highly visible position will analyze acquisition opportunities and be exposed to strategic planning and corporate development activities. It is a multi-disciplinary role requiring keen analytical thinking, strong strategic and business acumen, attention to detail and an aptitude for financial concepts.
Essential Responsibilities
Perform valuation analysis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures
Study companies, markets and industries to identify areas for acquisition or divestiture
Prepare presentations of valuation and strategy work to executive management
Participate on acquisition project teams and support contract negotiations, financial and operational due diligence, acquisition integration and other M&A execution tasks
Participate in strategic consulting projects and financial operations analysis
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field
A minimum of 2-5 years' experience in financial analysis, M&A, consulting, investment banking, private equity, or a related field
Ability to travel up to 20% (Domestic and International)
MBA, CFA, or CPA preferred
Desired Skills/Competencies
Strong analytical, research, accounting and financial modeling skills
A deep understanding of accounting and finance concepts
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment
Strong work ethic with the ability to learn new concepts quickly
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and initiative, the ability to deliver quality and timely work product, as well as proficiency with spreadsheets, presentations and market research.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package. While benefits may vary by location, we typically include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and stock plans, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and more.
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 20,000 employee-partners in 130 manufacturing facilities located in 19 countries. We're not just hiring, we're building a better company. For more information, please visit www.leggett.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

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