Finance Development Program Associate
Posted on: October 4, 2021
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?
Start date in August 2022
Development Program Associates are looked at as a talent pipeline
for the organization and are provided with fantastic opportunities
to learn about different roles and departments as they begin their
careers. Candidates will hold a series of four 6-month assignments
that span different departments within the company’s financial
operations. These assignments will typically be in departments
having global responsibilities, and the departments in which
program associates may work include financial planning and
analysis, general accounting, treasury, tax, shared services for
order-to-cash or procure-to-pay, or one of three operating
businesses. These assignments will contain routine responsibilities
and high-impact special project work, which will vary according to
the needs of each department. Throughout the program, FDPs will
have both senior leaders and peer mentors to guide them while also
receiving extensive training to prepare them for future roles
within the organization. There will also be opportunities to meet
with and learn from top leaders of the company. After completion of
the 2-year program, graduates will have the opportunity to take the
next step in their career with positions that fit their preferences
Extract data from
financial systems and perform financial analyses to explain
variances in financial performance of various organizations
(departments, functions, divisions, regions, business units), or to
develop a business case for an investment project, or to assess the
impact of changes to a business processes.
Participate in the
development of budgets, forecasts, or strategic plans. This
participation would include managing complete and timely inputs,
compiling the data, summarizing it for management review and
investigating variation from expected outcomes.
liability and capital account entries. Assist in the
preparation of financial reports by collecting, analyzing and
summarizing account information and trends. Perform account
on projects that will improve efficiency, improve service levels
and lower the cost of operations for these shared service
functions: credit, billing, collections, cash applications and
in the preparation of supporting documentation, forms and various
tax filings (local, state, federal, property, sales,
Participate in the
research and analysis of the impact of changes in tax laws or
company tax strategies or other special projects.
with treasury activities including daily cash management and
account reconciliations. Support special projects in cash
management, investment management, and insurance.
duties as directed.
degree (equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) in Finance, Accounting,
Business or Economics.
- GPA of 3.2 or
above (on a 4.0 scale).
finance and business internship experience.
ability to gather, analyze and interpret information from diverse
sources and in a wide variety of forms.
knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting through education or
internship experience. Demonstrated ability to use MS Office suite
(Excel, Word, Power Point).
working with business ERPs (Oracle, NetSuite, etc.) is a
coursework and experience is a distinct advantage.
has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related
travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19
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.
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
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