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UL, LLC Senior Finance Analyst (Americas) - CMIT in Northbrook, Illinois

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:

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will foster the financial health of our organization by partnering closely with our team, tracking performance metrics and creating financial models. You are called upon to build complex analyses that serve as the basis for recommendations that leaders of the business draw on to make critical, strategic decisions. You maintain a consistently high level of attention to detail while finding opportunities to continuously improve processes and outputs.

You will be involved in budgeting, forecasting and reporting, including ad-hoc reports and analysis. You will work directly with our team to provide decision-making support related to projects and deliver in-depth reporting and analysis. You will also be a strong advocate and ambassador for promoting the development and use of enhanced reporting tools and analytics.

The Senior Financial Analyst will have excellent communication skills and a strong desire to partner cross-functionally across the organization to help promote our goals.

  • 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.

  • Ability to 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 finance, accounting or equivalent Professional qualification such as CPA, CMA or CA.

  • At least 3 years of finance experience in a global, matrixed environment.

  • 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 customer s 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.

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Job ID 2021-22206

of Openings 1

Job Category Accounting/Finance