UL Solutions
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Senior Manager, Due Diligence and M&A Integration

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Director, Global Revenue Accounting and M&A Integration, the Senior Manager, Due Diligence and M&A Integration is responsible for assisting with all phases of an M&A deal cycle from preliminary analysis of a target company and management meetings to post-closing accounting integration. The role will work closely with Corporate Development and the Business to ensure that financial risks and opportunities are identified during the financial due diligence process, and with target management to ensure successful integration. The role will also partner with cross-functional teams to project manage accounting integration.
The team is located at our corporate headquarters in Northbrook, but this role will have flexibility to based out of our Chicago office in the future.
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads the financial and accounting due diligence of multiple M&A target companies at any given time, supporting the Controllership function, Customer Operating Units (COUs) and Corporate Development
  • Provides COUs and Corporate Development insight into business drivers, strategies, financial performance and trends, cash flow, and working capital requirements of target company that can be used in the development of the valuation model (including applicable Quality of Earnings adjustments)
  • Evaluates financial due diligence findings to identify key areas of accounting risk, as well as target's legacy compliance with US GAAP
  • Reviews the stock/asset purchase agreement to avoid undesirable accounting outcomes and assists COU Finance and Corporate Development with negotiating key terms
  • Supports and verifies purchase agreement calculations for closing agreements (e.g. indebtedness / net debt, net working capital, final/estimated closing statements)
  • Builds strong relationships with the management teams of target companies to facilitate a successful transaction and knowledge transfer as part of the subsequent integration
  • Coordinates the execution of accounting integration activities from the M&A integration playbook, supporting multiple integration projects simultaneously
  • Coordinate and execute post-acquisition accounting review, compare to UL Solution Accounting standards, and develop integration plan
  • Project manage accounting integration including defining scope, workstreams, tracking progress with various accounting functions, and resolve challenges as they come up
  • Assist with Accounting integration of acquired entities into existing UL Solution's accounting structure, systems, and processes
  • Drive integration alignment across functional partners from Corporate Development to integration leads


QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • At least 7 years directly related experience, including:
    • Minimum of 3 years public accounting experience (pref with Big 4 accounting firm); or
    • Transaction Services with deal experience in various industries (due diligence)
  • US Certified Public Accountant
  • Strong technical knowledge of US GAAP and the application to M&A transactions
    • Experience in software and professional services industries is a plus
  • Familiarity with financial models in Excel (i.e. databooks) and various other source documents
  • Past experience with post-merger integration including understanding of acquisition lifecycle, integration planning and execution.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary to interview target management, interpret and document responses and present feedback to acquisition team members
  • Detail oriented and ability to identify risks, summarize key findings and communicate outcomes in an easy to interpret manner
  • Self-motivated individual that can adapt to changing environments


ABOUT US
A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security, and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers' product innovation and business growth.
The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers' products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission.
We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains, and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future.
From the adoption of electrification to the enablement of 5G and new mobility, we collectively look toward new frontiers, working for a safer world. Our science is your advantage.
Mission: Working for a safer world

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What are UL Solutions Perks + Benefits

UL Solutions Benefits Overview

All employees at UL Solutions are offered competitive base salaries and are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Solutions offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund every year after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Solutions 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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We offer employees two volunteer days per year to give back to our local communities!
Partners with nonprofits
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
UL provides employees Short term disability and the opportunity to purchase additional Long-Term coverage.
Dental insurance
UL offers two Dental plans for employees to choose from.
Vision insurance
Employees can enroll is two different vision benefit options
Health insurance
UL employees are eligible to enroll in health benefits starting on day one of employement!
Life insurance
Life insurance is equal to one (1) times an employee's annual salary.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
UL’s goal is to support your life-long retirement security and make a difference in your ability to get to and through retirement. This is why UL matches your pre-tax/Roth 401(k) contributions.
401(K) matching
UL matches up to 5 percent when you defer 7 percent of your pay.
Performance bonus
UL is a Pay for Performance culture - all employees are eligible to participate in our annual bonus program!
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
UL offers Family Leave and Parental Bonding Leave to eligible employees.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Many of our UL locations host an annual Family Picnic for employees and their family members.
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
We make it easy for employees to support the causes that are important to them by offering two paid days of volunteer time off each calendar year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

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