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Financial Analyst at UL

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Northbrook, Illinois

Job Description:

Contribute to a safer, 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 financial research projects and analysis including rates of return, projections, , financial or expense projects which may impact future financial results.
  • Calculates the financial impact of opportunities, which may include projected returns on investment, or payback periods for proposed capital expenditures or other investments.
  • Provides periodic reports and special studies for middle and senior management based on UL¡¦s financial performance.
  • Interprets the positive and negative impacts financial budgets and forecasts will have on the company.
  • Prepares and analyzes routine financial forecasts which may include budgetary, expense, service fee, staffing or economic forecasts.
  • Compiles and prepares reports, graphs and charts of data developed.
  • Informs and may recommend budgeting and/or other financial services changes to middle or senior management.
  • Leverage tools and systems to access data, identify trends and opportunities across business.
  • Develop methodologies to determine the effectiveness of existing tools and metrics.
  • Prepare, analyze and summarize various monthly/ periodic operational results for use by finance. and other department/management.
  • Generate reporting and partner with stakeholders to address the areas of risk and opportunities, Build, maintain and utilize financial models.
  • Detail oriented with analytical skills.
  • Experience working with large amount of data.
  • Understanding of financial statements/ operating expense/ head count tracking reports.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in the team.
  • Support in monthly forecasting, annual budgeting, and long range planning exercise


  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline plus generally four years of directly related work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret financial risks and gains when analyzing financial data.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial data and calculate the financial impact opportunities would incur on the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to extract data from a Financial System.
  • Detailed knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting and finance.
  • Detailed knowledge of statistics.