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Global Finance Manager at UL

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Northbrook, Illinois

Job Description:

Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World. At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose - to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.


  • Responsible for managing all aspects of financial reporting and analysis across Division. This is a hands-on position with wide breadth of responsibilities including global coordination with cross-functional Division teams.
  • Manages Budget, Forecast and Long Range Planning processes.
  • Evaluates the financial impact of business opportunities for the Division which may include projected return on investment / payback periods for proposed capital expenditures or other investments. Manage the process on post reviews on organic and inorganic investments. Recommends operational changes based on financial analyses. This includes scenario modeling and planning based on desired financial metrics and objectives; provide recommendations based on "what-if" scenarios.
  • Coordinate and Collaborate with Division GM & Functional leaders in developing action plans that will help achieving Division Annual Financial targets. Recommends operational changes based on financial analyses.
  • Interaction and collaboration with global finance counterparts to accomplish the business objectives of the BU. Act as a valued business partner.
  • Participate in M&A integration activities such as Due Diligence, ERP and Dashboard onboarding, facilities and legal entities optimization and assist in global processes implementation.
  • Provides feedback regarding the performance of Divisional Finance Staff, assists in establishing performance guidance and feedback
  • Participate and/or manage system/tool integrations as functional lead as applicable.
  • As a member of the BU Global Finance Staff, maintains and builds trust and collaborative relationships with peers and BU Management.
  • Performs other duties as directed.


  • University degree (equivalent to a US Bachelor's degree) in Finance, Accounting or related field and 8+ years of directly related or relevant experience; Operations experience is a plus
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business related field is required; graduate degree and/or professional certification is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a true business partner
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret financial risks and gains when analyzing financial data
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial data and calculate the financial impact
  • Demonstrated ability to manage departmental objectives
  • Detailed knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting, finance and operational systems
  • Demonstrates UL Core Values of Integrity, Competitiveness and Collaboration
  • Structured approach when coordinating, consolidating, analyzing and managing month-end or forecast processes
  • Inquisitive, flexible and adaptable, with a great conviction and confidence (stands ground on topics in difficult and challenging situations)
  • Ability to critically think, listen reflectively and consider many points of view on a topic, and use common sense in decision-making
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly matrixed work environment
  • Assertive when needed, humble, team-oriented, has a sense of humor and is sensitive to the needs or concerns of others
  • Business and profit minded with related technical know-how, competitive and profit-driven; may help to re-invent competitive advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to achieve desired outcomes without damaging relationships is preferred
  • Excellent 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.
  • Effectively copes with and manages change for the team and organization. Accepts new ideas and change initiatives, and deals effectively with ambiguity
  • Culturally sensitive, a team player who can exhibit strong leadership, and be able to motivate team
  • Applies judgment and acts according to the UL mission and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Analytical, decision making and persuasion skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams effectively
  • Effectively determines appropriate amount of information needed to make rational judgments and acts with confidence and a sense of urgency
  • Sets high standards and achieves superior results aligned with UL's mission, financial and operational goals
  • Enjoys working in collaboration with others by building team spirit, supporting team members, and acknowledging contributions to promote UL success
  • Ability to compose a variety of complex documents including analyses, policies and proposals. Ability to read, analyze and interpret a wide variety of materials including technical journals, financial reports, etc. Ability to interpret complex information gathered from diverse sources in a wide variety of forms. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions in situations where few decision-making guidelines exist
  • Knowledge about Oracle R12, Hyperion and PowerBI is seen as a plus
  • Knowledge about public company filing requirements is preferred