Senior Accountant

Location US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2022-28724
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Accounting/Finance

 

General – Green Earth – 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:

  • Under minimal supervision, performs more complex accounting work in assigned area.
  • Prepares journal entries for US and Canadian entities as part of the monthly close process.
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts for the US and Canadian entities on a monthly basis and follows up on reconciling items.
  • Reviews journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations prepared by staff accountants.
  • Supports internal and external audit and tax requests.
  • Plans, conducts, and may supervise complex assignments that may be global in scope.
  • Applies detailed knowledge of fundamental and advanced concepts and practices in areas of specialization.
  • 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 together with colleagues in other areas of Finance to achieve common goal
  • Assists internal customers.
  • 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.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University degree in accounting plus generally three to four years of directly related accounting experience (public accounting or industry).
  • CPA preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with foreign currency preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate Excel skills including VLOOKUP and pivot tables
  • 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 In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. All employees are eligible for bonus compensation in addition to their annual salary. Many US employees are eligible to enroll in health, wellness and retirement saving benefits on day one of employment. We focus on providing employees with options for healthcare savings such as Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts (that UL contributes to twice per year!). We also have Employee Assistance Programs to support your mental health & wellbeing. UL offers a competitive 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. UL supports workplace flexibility based on team & business needs focused on provide employees stability – employees and managers work together to build a plan. 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. Curious?

To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com .

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