• Accountant I

    Location GB-Basingstoke
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  • Overview

    Other companies make products. We make a difference! 

    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. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.


    Due to our ongoing growth and acquisitions, we are looking for an experienced Account I - Finance Reporting Analyst who will report directly to the Account Manager I.

    The successful candidate will form part of our Finance department in Basingstoke. You can expect to gain experience in a variety of tasks/projects in an ever changing, dynamic finance environment.


    • Responsible for the financial accounting of UL’s UK & Ireland affiliates
    • Prepares journal entries and balance sheet statements, and reconciles ledger accounts requiring a detailed knowledge of fundamental and advanced accounting concepts.
    • Preparation of annual financial statement in accordance with FRS101
    • Monthly reporting of financial results to the global headquarters
    • Meets outside financial statutory reporting and tax requirements
    • Close involvement in special projects: legal entity optimization, ERP system implementation, mergers & acquisitions
    • Structuring, improving and optimizing processes and operations
    • Business partner for local management
    • General direct and indirect tax experience
    • Analytical reporting skills
    • Oversees and coaches the Account Assistance I.
    • Perform other duties as direct (ad hoc projects)


    • Public audit experience required (Big-4 preferably)
    • University degree in Accounting or Business Economics added with a UK Chartered
    • Accountant degree or equivalent (UK-GAAP / IFRS)
    • Ability to build to adapt with a fast moving environment and change projects •
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to be involved in Company’s group world-wide financial network and business
    • Experience with leading special projects as mentioned in the job tasks and responsibilities.
    • Likes to work in a dynamic, international environment
    • Initiative and drive for continuous improvement
    • The preferred location is Basingstoke, UK however will consider other UK locations.
    • The international scope of the role and special projects will require the Accounting Manager UK & Ireland to travel (inter)nationally.

    We offer

    • A competitive salary and a bonus arrangement
    • An international, innovative and dynamic work environment
    • Personal development: a large range of trainings which enables you to develop your technical and soft skills
    • International career path opportunities in the future


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