Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting & Consolidations (Hybrid)

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Strategic Support.Finance - Bar Chart - Build 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:


This role is hybrid based at our Northbrook, IL office

Job Function:


Reporting to the Global Accounting Director, the Corporate Accounting & Consolidations Senior Manager is responsible for leading the consolidation of UL’s global financial results of 140+ legal entities and ensuring the timely and accurate reporting of financial results.  The ideal candidate will have experience working for a global company in leading corporate and consolidation teams, analytical review of the financial statements, and implementing and maintaining internal controls.




  • Lead the monthly consolidation process including managing the global intercompany process and analytical review of monthly US GAAP consolidated results. Escalates and signals to Controllership leadership as needed.
  • Responsible for key close-related tasks including managing the global close calendar, reviewing consolidation journal entries, and maintaining internal controls.
  • Assist in developing a Corporate Accounting Center of Excellence.
  • Work with intercompany owners to resolve out of balance accounts.
  • Closely collaborate with FP&A, Regional Accounting, Internal Audit, Corporate staff departments, external auditors, and other key members of UL’s Controllership.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects including IT enhancements for the financial and management reporting processes, analysis of business operations, proposed accounting treatment of unusual transactions or other accounting and finance related matters.
  • Lead various Corporate Finance & Accounting projects to improve the overall efficiency, timeliness and accuracy of financial processes.
  • Review subsidiary and consolidated financial information and unusual transactions and lead meetings discussing analysis with Finance & Accounting leadership.
  • Own the global chart of accounts including managing updates for proper rollup to the financial statements and coordinating with other impacted departments.
  • Work with audit functions to develop, drive and improve internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with SOX framework.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports by developing accountabilities, establishing performance objectives, providing career counseling, feedback and guidance and ensuring that all policies are understood and adhered to.
  • Read and follow the UL Solutions Code of Conduct, and follow all physical and digital security practices.
  • Perform other duties as directed.


What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 6 - 8 years of experience with Corporate Accounting and Consolidations required.
  • Solid academic credentials, including a CPA certification and maintenance of continuing education requirements are required
  • Strong experience managing professional staff.
  • Must possess a high degree of technical knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls over accounting & reporting.
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Experience with the development, implementation and/or maintenance of accounting systems and associated enhancements (Oracle FCCS) is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to influence and message accounting close needs to a global audience
  • Flexibility to work outside of US business hours to support subsidiaries across the globe
  • 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.


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