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Financial Analyst at Legrand North America

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: West Hartford, Connecticut

Job Description:

Financial Analyst

Location US-CT-West Hartford | US-OH-Moraine

# Positions 1 Category Accounting / Finance

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst to join the Data Communications Division in West Hartford, CT or Moraine, OH. The Financial Analyst is an integral part of the Finance department and plays an important role in the division's daily, monthly and annual accounting and analysis of direct material spend and savings, inventory including E&O, logistics/freight and departmental budgets. Additionally, the individual will provide financial support and analysis for all the division's warehouses. This position will have direct interaction with senior management through the processes noted above and assisting the Director of Financial Operations with the LNCA Quarterly Operations Review package.

About Legrand

Every day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world's best employers. Legrand's CEO, Gilles Schnepp is one of Harvard Business Review's best-performing CEOs in the world. For more information, visit

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 90 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women's network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit

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Equal Opportunity Employer


Education :

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related subject matter combined with experience


  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience


  • Advanced Excel, BI and SAP skills

  • Microsoft Access skills preferred

  • Requires strong organizational, communication and time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to learn Company specific accounting/IT systems (SAP, BI, Business Objects, BPC, SharePoint)

  • Analytical skills and exceptional ability to data mine and work with complex and at times incomplete or directional information

  • Mature and professional candidate who is a self-starter, able to work independently and drives assignments to completion within strict deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management

Position Attributes

Main Job Duties:

  • Business partner to the purchasing, sourcing, distribution center, quality and engineering teams across DCD

  • Responsible for the completion and analysis of direct material savings schedules and the distribution to management.

  • Creates and maintains the monthly inventory reporting and tracking of projects that materially impact inventory. Partner with DCD purchasing and commercial finance to understand the inventory impact of new product launches

  • Responsible for all freight tracking and reporting including providing analysis of key drivers of freight expense.

  • Support in the COGS cost centers expense forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis

  • Preparation, entry and review of monthly financial reporting for COGS, logistics, direct material cost savings and inventory including E&O to all Region and Group entities.

  • Support purchasing through the accurate reporting of direct and indirect spend per Group requirements.

  • Assist in the preparation of the LNCA Quarterly Operational Review including consolidating data needed to populate all templates and presentation files.

  • Assist in oversight and special projects related to the DCD facility in China (LED) including the tracking of cost saving projects.

  • Participates in all division physical inventories and tracks compliance to Group cycle count policy

  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and implements as appropriate.

  • Performs monthly journal entries and reconciles General Ledger accounts to SAP.

  • Ensures compliance with all internal controls including but not limited to cycle count and physical inventory policies, fixed asset audits, balance sheet reconciliations, and DOA

  • Assists with internal and external audits.


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills

  • Read and interpret data, information and documents

  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems

  • Use math and mathematical reasoning

  • Observe and interpret situations

  • Learn and apply new information or skills

  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks

  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions

  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Sit, walk and stand

  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone

  • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment

  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus


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