• Cost Analyst

    Location US-CT-West Hartford | US-OH-Moraine
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Accounting / Finance
  • Position Description/Company Info

    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Cost Analyst to join the Data Communications Division in Moraine, OH, West Hartford, CT or Hickory, NC. The Cost 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 manufacturing and departmental costs and earned hours, standard cost and variances, inventory including excess and obsolete materials, and gross margins. The individual is responsible for all financial and productivity reporting of each of the division’s manufacturing locations. This position will also support the management of the capital process through ownership of the fixed asset sub-ledgers, CIP, and depreciation budgets. This position will have direct interaction with senior management through the processes noted above and assisting the Director of Financial Operations with the LNA 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 legrand.com.


    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 legrand.us.



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    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related subject matter.
    • 3-5 years of relevant work experience including cost accounting.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • SAP, Business Intelligence and Business Objects.
    • Advanced Microsoft applications including Excel and PowerPoint
    • Requires strong organizational, communication and time/project management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to acquire and grow skills on 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 operation team of DCD including all manufacturing sites
    • Responsible for the completion and analysis of monthly manufacturing productivity schedules.  Monthly analysis is completed and reported to DCD management and LNCA via SharePoint Reporting.
    • Leads monthly detailed review of manufacturing expenses with each site’s leader to identify performance to budget/forecast.  Commentary is communicated by 10th workday and should include key trends in performance and call out risks and opportunities to DCD’s financial performance.
    • Maintain the Division’s detailed fixed asset sub-ledger systems and CIP including the capitalization and retirement of assets
    • Ensure compliance to all Legrand, LNCA and DCD control requirements including the audit of fixed assets at least once every four years and cycle count processes.
    • Leadership role in the preparation of the LNCA Quarterly Operational Review including consolidating data needed to populate the required templates and presentation.  Key consideration should be given to productivity, OT and headcount schedules.
    • Calculate and recommend changes to DCD’s standard costs through the annual cost roll process with detailed analysis of manufacturing overhead rates by department or site
    • Assist in all Group financial reporting through the timely and accurate completion of BPC COGS, fixed asset, inventory and purchasing schedules
    • Drives process improvements in all job requirements and looks to utilize LEAN and Six Sigma tools
    • Performs monthly journal entries and reconciles General Ledger accounts in SAP
    • Assists with internal and external audits and physical inventories




    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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