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UL, LLC Finance/Accounting Intern in Northbrook, Illinois

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of 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? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

We have multiple Summer 2023 Finance Internships available at our headquarters in Northbrook, IL These assignments span the areas of Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, Accounting, Sourcing, Business Services (Credit & collections, Accounts Payable), and Business Division Support.

Not only are these great opportunities to learn and contribute to our company's success, but UL will also provide opportunities to network with finance and accounting interns, network with senior finance leaders, socialize with interns in other functional areas and participate in facility tours or other events to learn how UL carries out its mission that began 127 years ago.


  • Extract data from financial systems and perform financial analyses to explain variances in financial performance of various organization segments, or to develop a business case for an investment project, or to assess the impact of changes to a business process.

  • 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.

  • Prepare asset, liability and capital account entries. Assist in the preparation of financial reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information and trends. Perform account reconciliations.

  • Participate in the research and analysis of the impact of changes in accounting standards or company strategies or other special projects.

  • Work on projects that will improve efficiency, improve service levels and lower the cost of operations for shared service processes such as credit, billing, collections, cash applications and accounts payable.

  • Support business case development, due diligence and integration for company acquisitions.

  • Assist project managers in developing business cases and utilizing practices that will improve ROI on key capital investments.

  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • 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.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Rising Senior student pursuing a bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or similar area.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret information from diverse sources.

  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting through education or internship experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to use MS Office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point).

  • Experience working with business ERPs (Oracle, NetSuite, etc.) is a plus.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please review theEEO is the Law (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=353634&hashed=-442359237) andEEO is the Law Supplement (https://ul.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=353633&hashed=2016765212) .

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Job ID 2022-30968

of Openings 6

Job Category Accounting/Finance