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Plant Controller

Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt Incorporated

Leggett & Platt Automotive is seeking a Plant Controller for our Flex-O-Lators branch located in Carthage, Missouri. This position is a vital part of the plant senior management team and will work directly with the Branch Manager, the Division Controller, and Corporate accounting. The Plant Controller will oversee financial responsibility for this two-building operation through coordination and preparation of all forward-looking financial statements, including strategic plans and forecasts. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in FP&A, and will be able to leverage this skill set to provide valuable insights and recommendations to the leadership team.  In addition, the Plant Controller is responsible for general accounting, financial reporting of monthly results, quarterly reporting, variance analysis, cost accounting, cost modelling, policy and procedure compliance, employee development, and overall leadership of the financial function for the plant. This individual will also play a critical role in our upcoming ERP changeover and process optimization, previous experience in this area is preferred.


Requirements and Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of six years of related accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in “what if” business analysis related to a full cycle manufacturing operation
  • Detailed understanding of overhead and manufacturing variance analysis
  • CPA/CMA or MBA a plus
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities
  • Travel through within North America estimated at 10%
  • International Travel estimated at once per year


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


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