Corporate Development Associate

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:


Under general supervision, provides assistance with the analysis and execution of potential inorganic growth opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, strategic partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures.  Supports the in-depth analysis of economic, industry, customer, competitor, and financial data. Coordinates transactions from due diligence through the start of integration execution.



  • Supports Corporate Development team and UL business leaders to develop financial projections for M&A targets and perform various analyses, including discounted cash flow, comparable company, and precedent transactions, among others, to determine valuations.
  • Supports Corporate Development team to facilitate and coordinate the due diligence process for acquisitions. Compiles information request lists or data room indices. Coordinates onsite due diligence logistics. Participates in onsite due diligence in support of project leaders. Manages the flow of due diligence documents and tracks the status of information requests. Provides assistance to various functional due diligence teams, including: legal, finance & accounting, tax, human resources, IT, commercial and strategy, among others.
  • Performs company, competitor and industry specific research. Analyzes data to identify market trends, track competitive landscape, and screen M&A opportunities.
  • Prepares periodic reports and presentations on M&A activity for executive management and the Board of Directors.
  • Reads and follows the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct, and follows all physical and digital security practices.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University degree (Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree) in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration
  • One to four years of professional level experience in investment banking, corporate development, finance, accounting or a related field.
  • Ability to interpret financial statements and analyze historical performance.
  • Ability to develop financial projections for Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements. 
  • Ability to present information and respond to inquiries from internal or external clients, top management, and government agencies.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret a wide variety of materials including technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to gather and interpret complex information from diverse sources in a wide variety of forms. 
  • Ability to identify issues, collect data, establish facts, and present conclusions in situations where few decisions-making guidelines exist.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. 

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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