• Senior Accountant

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
    Job ID
    2018-10693
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World. At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.

    Responsibilities

    Under minimal supervision, performs more complex accounting work in one or more accounting areas. Requires a detailed knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts and US GAAP.  Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs in areas of specialization.  Advises management and employees on complex issues in areas of expertise. Assists internal customers and other constituents on accounting related issues.

    • Prepares journal entries and reconciles ledger accounts requiring a detailed knowledge of fundamental and advanced accounting concepts.  Reviews entries and reconciliations of staff accountants.
    • Plans, conducts, and may supervise complex assignments in areas of specialization within the team.
    • Communicates with management and employees regarding complex issues in areas of specialization. Explains and interprets policies, procedures, and practices. Recommends solutions to a variety of issues. 
    • Assists in the development of new or revised policies, procedures, and programs by performing research and analysis and developing and presenting recommendations.
    • Works closely with internal and external auditors on audit requests.
    • Develops a network of contacts with outside agencies and organizations to obtain, exchange, or provide information.
    • Stays abreast of current trends and practices in areas of specialization.
    • May provide work direction to assigned lower level personnel and assist in the review and evaluation of assigned personnel.
    • Performs other duties as directed.

    Qualifications

    University Degree in Accounting plus generally four plus years of directly related accounting experience. Detailed knowledge of accounting theories and practices, including US GAAP. Knowledge of Oracle a plus.  CPA preferred.

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