Accounts Payable Specialist

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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General – Network Red Background – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Working within UL’s Global Business Services (GBS), this position is responsible for strong collaboration and communication with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely settlement in the processing of vendor invoices within a Shared Service Center (SSC) team environment.



  • Assigned tasks executed completely, accurately, on-time and in accordance with process documentation.
  • Meets or exceeds key performance indicators goals.
  • Processing problems, issues, and opportunities to improve are identified and escalated to Supervisors timely.
  • Team building is actively fostered.



  • Executes assigned AP processing tasks efficiently, accurately and timely
  • Proactively identifies and communicates issues as they arise and maintains open lines of communication with colleagues and management
  • Monitors and meets deadlines in a consistent manner
  • Focus on stakeholder management and engagement to ensure inquiries, issues, and service requests are remediated timely and in accordance with established SLA’s
  • Assists with compliance, reporting, audits and special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Education: Bachelors degree
  • Preferred previous related work experience in a Shared Service Center environment.
  • Detail oriented and maintain high levels of accuracy for high volumes of data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Dependable with strong organizational skills
  • Self-Motivated individual able to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Preferred knowledge of the Account Payable process and systems (Oracle)
  • Experience working with an Imaging system a plus
  • Open to change and willing to learn new skills

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customer s create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & Achieve We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards Total Rewards All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

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