Senior Manager, Fixed Asset and Capital Project Accounting

Location US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2023-31389
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Accounting/Finance

 

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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 Solutions 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 out of our Northbrook, IL Headquarters

 

The Senior Manager reports to a director in Corproate Accounting and manages the Capitalized Assets and ongoing Capital Projects Portfolio for the Global Accounting Team.  It includes Global Fixed Asset, Facility Assets, Software, Project Accounting and Lease Accounting processes for UL Solutions in accordance with US GAAP.  Will own the fixed asset process from capital asset requests through accounting, depreciation, and retirement. Partners with the operating business unit finance teams to review capital asset requests, ensure proper determinations between capital and expense, monitor hundreds of millions in ongoing capital projects and ensure month end close includes the proper accounting of each project.  Conducts the monthly accounting close processes, periodic transaction research and financial analysis. Works cross functionally with business unit leadership to ensure appropriate accounting for assets and leases. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the team that manages all fixed asset transaction processing in a timely manner and in accordance with GAAP.  Own Fixed Asset & Project Asset Accounting Oracle modules.
  • Partner with Financial Business Unit teams on all Capital Projects to ensure proper expense/capital determinations and planning.
  • Partners with Facility team on all new lease and building projects.
  • Partner with all Capital Project managers to ensure continuous evaluation of capital vs expense and month end accruals.  Continuously evaluate the process for GAAP compliance.
  • Develop, document, and implement department processes and SOX controls to ensure the proper recording and maintenance of company assets in the sub-ledger.
  • Partner with the G/L Accounting Group and Field Operations to conduct annual fixed asset existence testing. Collaborate on developing and communicating instructions and timely reporting for the annual physical audit, and act as a point of contact for field training and support.
  • Accountable for the monthly fixed asset accounting close process and related reconciliation, reporting (fixed asset roll-forward, CAPEX, etc.) and tracking.
  • Manage the accounting for leases in accordance with ASC 842.
  • Prepare audit schedules and resolve audit issues as identified by internal and/or external auditors.
  • Prepare and provide recommendations on opportunities to improve processes and changes to company policies and procedures.
  • Make and assume other duties and responsibilities required or assigned by management.
  • Adhering to the Code of Business ethics is essential. We value honesty and integrity above all else and we expect our employees to be committed to the highest ethical standards.

 

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What makes you a great fit:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, accountinn; CPA, strongly preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of total accounting experience
  • Excellent accounting knowledge, end-to-end capital expenditure life cycle process knowledge and exceptional financial analytical skills.
  • Large company global corporate experience managing Fixed Asset, Software, and Project accounting processes and teams, required
  • ERP / Oracle experience preferred
  • Public accounting background, preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues independently
  • Strong GAAP knowledge, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional financial analytical skills required

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL Solutions, 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 Solutions 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 Solutions. 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 Solutions are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Solutions 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.

 

Learn More:

Working at UL Solutions 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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