Financial Reporting Manager

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Finance.Analysis – Abacus – Analyze It

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:

As a Financial Reporting Manager, you will be responsible for the preparation of the Company’s financial statements. The role provides exposure and development in U.S. GAAP and SEC rules. This is a high-profile position with interactions and dependencies with corporate accounting, business leads, legal team and executive management.




  • Coordinate all aspects of the preparation of financial reports, including U.S. GAAP financial statements and disclosures, MD&A and other SEC reporting requirements within established filing requirements.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting and the integrity and compliance of all financial reporting, controls, processes and systems
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate controls, SOX compliance and financial procedures
  • Play a key role in managing the external audit processes and maintaining effective relationships with external auditors
  • Coordinates work relating to any internal audit reviews and is responsible for the timely implementation of agreed upon recommendations
  • Excellent project management skills
  • May provide work direction to other employees
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business degree with accounting or finance concentration or MBA with finance concentration.
  • CPA is required
  • 6+ years of related accounting or finance experience, of which at least 3 years of external financial reporting practice
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of US GAAP, IFRS, SOX compliance and SEC reporting
  • Strong knowledge in Wdesk
  • Experience with ASC 606 revenue recognition and ASC 842 Lease is strongly preferred
  • Experience in SEC filings via EDGAR and XBRL is a plus
  • Experience with Oracle is a plus
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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 125 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 customers’ 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: 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.


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