EWS Staff Accountant

# Positions
Experience (Years)
Accounting / Finance

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Accountant to join the Electrical Wiring Systems Team in Syracuse, NY. The individual in this role will assist in the completion of monthly financial reporting processes with a focus on accuracy and completeness, prepare journal entries and Balance Sheet account reconciliations, complete analysis and compilation of financial data and provides assistance to all levels of management in understanding and interpreting financial results, budgets and related financial information and processes.


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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  • BS Accounting/Finance
  • CPA certified or CPA Candidate


  • MBA 


  • 1 - 2 years of relevant experience


  • Requires 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 improvements to prevent errors and develop efficiencies.
  • Ability to partner with other departments and interface with senior management.
  • Exceptional computer skills including working with spreadsheets and data base software.
  • Must be 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.  Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information. Willingness to step in and assist with projects as necessary.  Must possess strong analytical skills and the ability to identify trends and establish proactive corrective actions.
  • Must have solid business acumen and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business.


Position Attributes

Main Job Duties:

  • Account Reconciliations and analysis for Balance Sheet Accounts
  • Booking of General Ledger Journal Entries
  • Fixed Asset maintenance
  • Assisting in audit preparation throughout the year
  • Audit various internal transaction to ensure compliance with internal controls
  • Record Intercompany Expense Transactions and complete Fiche process
  • Complete Multi State Sales and Use Tax returns and Property Tax Return
  • Analyze financial data, identify trends and anomalies, determine drivers and prepare summary of findings for review by top financial staff.
  • Reports, data requests (Taxes, FP&A) and Special Projects
  • Participate in annual finished goods inventory
  • 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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