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Staff Accountant

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Staff Accountant in the financial reporting department at our Corporate Office in Carthage, MO. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for analyzing and reconciling balance sheet and profit and loss accounts on a quarterly and annual basis. The Staff Accountant will also participate in the preparation of quarterly and annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as numerous other monthly/quarterly internal reports that are used by one or more departments within Leggett. The Staff Accountant may also assist in and/or perform accounting research for new accounting standards or unique accounting issues that arise for Leggett and may be responsible for some duties related to forecasts and projections.
Essential Responsibilities
Reconcile and analyze Balance Sheet and P&L accounts on a quarterly and annual basis
Support the preparation of the consolidated financial statements, including quarterly and annual filings with the SEC
Prepare or assist with the preparation of internal use reports
Ensure Compliance with internal controls
Collaborate with financial reporting staff daily, acting as a team to complete tasks
Coordinate efforts with the segment reporting department, as well as other corporate departments
Assist internal and external auditors with account reconciliation and analysis of activity
Requirements
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting or Finance (a minimum of 15 hours of accounting is required)
Cumulative 3.30 GPA and 3.50 GPA in major
Desired Skills/Competencies
Excellent problem-solving skills
Strong oral and written communication
Strong computer skills with demonstrated strength in Excel and Word
CMA/CPA preferred
This position will partner with various other departments, including tax, credit, information technology, human resources, business intelligence, corporate development and others in carrying out the responsibilities listed above. This position will also interact with accounting personnel who work at our branch locations. As experience is obtained, the staff-level accountant will have the opportunity to advance with the Corporate Accounting department, as well as other areas of the company.
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 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 www.leggett.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer



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