UL Solutions
Our mission is to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place.
Chicago, IL, USA
Hybrid

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
In support of both UL Solutions Mission and Corporate Sustainability initiatives, we offer employees 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer virtually and in person.
Partners with nonprofits
We partner with Watts of Love, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House Charities globally. UL Solutions also partners with regional and local organization every day.
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Employee awards
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
UL Solutions has 9 Business Resource Groups: PRIDE, Black BRG, ULatino, Disability Alliance, Tribal Voices, WILBBRG, Young Professionals, UL Parents and the Military BRG and are open to all employees.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
UL Solutions Flexible Spending Account helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or to pay day care expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $5,000 annually.
Disability insurance
UL Solutions offers Short-Term Disability coverage and Long-Term Disability insurance.
Dental insurance
Cigna dental plan covers the following at 100% per calendar year: Two exams, including cleanings, one flouride treatment and sealants (per tooth) limited to dependent children; one set of x-rays.
Vision insurance
UL Solutions offers affordable vision insurance through EyeMed
Health insurance
UL Solutions Health Plans pay over 75% of medical coverage and offers a choice of two high deductible health plans and a PPO plan, administered by United Healthcare.
Life insurance
UL Solutions provides life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, each equal to an employee's annual salary at no cost to you. Employees can purchase additional coverage.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Employees can enroll in programs such as Weight Watchers, Fidelity and our internal Healthy Minds programming to support their personal wellness journeys.
Mental health benefits
In addition to our EAP, UL Solutions has an internal site for employees to access support and resources for mental health and wellbeing. The site is updated monthly with events and activities.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
All UL Solutions employees can utilize the 401(k)-retirement savings plan to save for future financial needs.
401(K) matching
UL Solutions matches pre-tax/Roth 401(k) contribution dollar for dollar up to 3% of base you contribute and then 50 cents for dollar between 3-7%, for a total of 5% matching contribution.
Performance bonus
All UL Solutions employees are eligible to participate in an annual bonus program that rewards employees for contributing to the company's business success..
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
UL Solutions offers six weeks of paid parental bonding leave to birth and adoptive parents to enable them to spend time with their newborn or newly adopted children.
Family medical leave
UL Solutions offers a paid family leave, which enables eligible employees to request up to four weeks of paid time off to care for and assist an eligible family member.
Adoption Assistance
UL Solutions offers an adoption assistance benefit to eligible employees to help cover costs associated with adopting a child.
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
UL Solutions encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time of up to 16 hours each calendar year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
UL Solutions offers up to 9 paid sick days per year.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
UL Solutions offers pre-tax commute benefits to help save money on transportation and paring expenses while commuting to and from work.
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
UL Solutions encourages employees to consider the Tuition Assistance Program for coursework in pursuit of an undergraduate or post graduate degree that is business and/or development related.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks

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