Lead Internal Auditor

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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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:

Demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge of UL businesses/operations and internal audit processes. Assists department management with risk assessment activities, staff development, and staff performance assessments. Plans, executes and supervises financial, operational and information systems audits to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control processes. Identifies internal control issues/opportunities by reviewing internal controls, testing transactions, and analyzing data and recommends high value added improvements to management. Communicates business risks, control issues/opportunities, and recommendations via reports. Provides project management for audits, including planning, staffing, scheduling, coordinating, report development, and performance assessment.


  • Executes audit programs to achieve audit objectives by performing audit steps, coordinating audit activity and preparing documentation.
  • Develops reviews, edits and submits audit reports and work papers that support audit conclusions and high value added improvement recommendations requiring very minimal editing by management.
  • Cooperates with outside auditors in support of the external audit.
  • Plans, executes and supervises complex audit assignments. Works under very limited supervision of the department management.
  • Formally trains and develops audit staff, and provides significant input into performance review process.
  • Communicates recommendations to auditors and department management.
  • Travels as necessary to conduct audits.
  • Provides project management on audits, and provides direction and guidance to audit staff.
  • Assists in the development of risk assessment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify an issue through planning, inquiry, testing and/or analysis that later developed into a recommendation that created high customer value.
  • Shown capability of formulating and presenting control assessments to clients and UL Management.
  • Assists department management in planning and scheduling audits based on the audit plan approved by the audit committee.
  • Assists in addressing team morale issues as they arise.
  • Proactively markets the department as “world class” and as a high value add resource to the organization.
  • Demonstrates ability to think creatively and to develop new risk based audit methods, programs, procedures, processes or techniques.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

University Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field plus seven years auditing and/or equivalent experience and two years UL internal audit experience.

Detailed knowledge of financial, operational and internal systems auditing processes.

Demonstrated ability to present oral and written audit conclusions.

Professional designation (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.) or willingness to pursue certification.

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.

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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