Accountant I

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

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant I to join the  Building Control Systems Team in San Jose, CA. The individual in this role will be responsible for preparing and filing all sales and use tax returns for BCS.  The individual will also be responsible for reconciliation of General Ledger accounts, creating and managing vendor, customer, sales representative, and other accounts records within MDM, SFDC, and the BCS ERP system in a timely manner. Assists with other ad hoc accounting requests.


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




Required Skills:   

  • BA degree in Accounting
  • 1+ years of experience in accounting with focus on filing sales and use tax returns, G/L reconciliation, vendor management and analysis. 

Preferred Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail and be able to effectively handle multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to audit work to identify issues and implement processes to prevent errors.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information and make recommendations on corrective action.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail and meeting management software. 
  • Ability to use internet and web based resources efficiently and effectively. Company specific accounting and finance software and systems a plus (JDE, Salesforce)
  • Able to communicate effectively both in written format and oral presentation and to give and receive detailed/complex and sensitive information, and process that information appropriately. 
  • Demonstrated ability to create effective reports, presentations and business correspondence. 

Position Attributes

Main Job Duties:

  • Reconcile General Ledger accounts and perform monthly journal entries.
  • Prepare and file multi states sales and use tax return.
  • Prepare sales data analysis
  • Create/update all MDM, SFDC, and BCS ERP system records
  • Assist with budget reporting & external annual audit.
  • 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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