Tax Manager

Location US-IL-Evanston
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/10/2023 1:39 PM)
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At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Tax Manager at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement based in our Evanston, IL office.


The Tax Manager will conduct tax research and advise management on the impact of tax laws on UL Research Institutes (ULRI) and UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) and implement policies surrounding NFP tax issues.  Interprets domestic tax statutes and regulations; develops strategies, methodologies, systems, and procedures for reducing tax liability.  Negotiates with tax authorities regarding disputes and/or interpretations. The Tax Manager will be responsible for assuring compliance with local, state, and federal tax statutes and regulations.

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At UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we 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:

As the Tax Manager you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:

  • Research and interpret domestic tax legislation, regulations, and court decisions to determine the impact on the corporation.
  • Provide tax compliance and/or advisory services for a tax-exempt organization.
  • Propose the most effective methods to reduce tax liability.
  • Advise operations, Legal and Global Finance on domestic tax laws and regulations such as: income taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, and withholding taxes.
  • Manage all U.S. federal/state/local tax returns, including income, property, sales and use tax, and miscellaneous tax filing documents and related reports, maintaining all tax related records including reports.
  • Review financial statement tax disclosures.
  • Advise and collaborate with various departments, including HR, Legal, Payroll, and Accounts Payable, on administering and resolving tax-related matters.
  • Represent the organizations in audits by the IRS and state and local tax authorities.
  • Contribute to and/or lead other department specific and cross-functional initiatives.

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:

  • Advanced and detailed knowledge and understanding of tax compliance, principles and administration, best practices, federal and state tax regulations, and legal requirements.
  • Knowledge of non-U.S. direct and indirect tax statutes may be required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining excellent quality.
  • Exceptional process and project management skills, with the ability to balance day-to-day activities and implementation of processes with specific deadlines.
  • Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills to work effectively with leaders and colleagues across the organization.
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Ability to identify root causes, develop practical solutions, and work in collaboration with colleagues across the organization to address strategic, operational, and any other roadblocks to success.
  • Sound judgment and ability to handle sensitive information and situations with discretion and confidentiality, utilizing policies and procedures to guide appropriate action.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong mathematical and computer skills required, including spreadsheet, word processing and research software. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of directly related experience working in tax, particularly with exempt
  • Technical expertise to review Forms 990, 990-T, and 990-PF.
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • 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 128 years and is deeply ingrained 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.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagementare eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. 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. 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.

Learn More:

About UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement


UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.

Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.


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