Senior Finance Analyst

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Sales.Leadership.HR.ULU.EnvironmentSustainability.Marketing – Plants – 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:

  • Coordinates execution and completion of broader financial processes including monthly reporting, annual and long-range planning, routine forecasting, operating expense oversight, process improvement projects and compliance with Corporate Accounting and Internal Controls.
  • Partner with management to define and analyze key success metrics; assist in identifying performance improvement opportunities.
  • Provide decision support to management through monthly financial reports, business models and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Responsible for financial research projects and analysis including rates of return, projections and sensitivity analysis associated with investments or initiatives.
  • Recommends operational changes based on financial analyses.
  • Coordinate across all Corporate Finance and Decision Support teams as well as other areas of the greater Finance organization (Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Business Services, Sourcing, Corporate Strategy and Internal Audit) as needed to meet team shared goals and objectives.
  • Partners with leadership to assist with the highest value decisions conducted by the businesses through thought leadership, strong analysis, and by providing actionable intelligence.
  • Defines, tracks and reports on strategic efficiency projects as identified during the Long-Range Plan process.
  • Drives common reporting and develops and implements best practices among the finance team. Collaborates on dashboard development and new enhancements as needed.
  • Collaborate at various levels of the enterprise and provide to leadership the decision support to optimize financial performance.
  • Support service delivery operating units in developing & maintaining a consistent and transparency cost allocation methodology for allocation costs to the Customer operating units to drive the right enterprise behavior.
  • Present analyses and findings Business/Operating Unit/Operating Committee leadership.
  • Supports M&A analyses of potential growth opportunities and assist with the integration of acquisitions as needed
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent Professional qualification such as CPA, CMA or CA plus generally five years directly related work experience in a global matrixed organization.
  • Superior quantitative and analytical capabilities with Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills; Strong financial systems capabilities for e.g. HFM, CMR, SAP or similar
  • Ability to combine quantitative & qualitative analysis; to think critically, listen reflectively, consider many points of view on a topic, recognize connections & disparate actions, to guide leaderships decision making process.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including ability to recognize best mode(s) for communicating based on the audience and the situation), negotiation and interpersonal skills; distinctive ability to interact with all levels of management, clients and suppliers; communicate effectively with a global team with experience in a dynamic international environment and good proficiency in English.
  • Strong technical skills in finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control, variance analysis and service / product line profitability. Preferably in complex matrix organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting, financial planning, reporting and analysis, acquired through related work experience in increasingly complex roles.
  • Excellent financial modeling skills, good understanding of technical accounting and financial reporting skills and knowledge.
  • Adapts to changing circumstances, accepts new ideas and change initiatives, and deals effectively with ambiguity. Comfortable with large business projects and system initiatives

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?

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