VP of Finance

US-San Jose, CA
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Accounting / Finance

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a VP of Finance to join the  Building Control Systems Team in San Jose, CA. The individual in this role will be responsible for the financial leadership and strategic financial planning of the entity, directs financial operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles



About Legrand

Legrand is a $5.8 billion global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 


Employing more than 3,300 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity – in people, products, innovation and technology – is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career.  


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Equal Opportunity Employer




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.  MBA in Finance and/or CPA preferred


  • Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in Finance


  • Knowledge and proven application of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership practices, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to lead   and manage an accounting team and successfully develop staff members.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, analyze complex financial situations and implement corrective actions at both the strategic and functional level. 


Position Attributes

Main job duties

  • Oversees all functions within the finance operation of the entity, including accounts payable/receivable, credit and collections, general accounting and related.  Defines structure, roles and responsibilities of finance organization.  Selects, manages, develops and evaluates the performance of finance staff; recommends and implements personnel actions. 
  • Prepares or directs preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets and financial reports required by the organization or regulatory agencies in a timely manner.
  • Recommends and develops policies, procedures and systems to meet short and long term financial objectives.  Anticipates the effect of these changes and communicates potential impact to appropriate parties. 
  • Ensures an accounting control environment is in place to support SOX compliance and meet or exceed internal audit requirements and annual SOX testing.
  • Maintains current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives and current accounting standards.
  • Conducts or coordinates audits of entity accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes and takes appropriate corrective actions if required.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required.



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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