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Commercial Finance Sr. Analyst

Date: May 7, 2019

Location: Bucharest, B, RO

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Job Title:  Commercial Finance Sr. Analyst

A.Reporting Relationship

The CDT Finance Sr. Analyst reports to the Finance Director.


B.Job Objective

The CDT Finance Sr. Analyst provides general business and financial counsel to the General Manager and commercial team.  A key activity of this role is to ensure that business and financial planning and control processes meet corporate needs and that plans are accurately presented and evaluated.


C.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commercial business planning
    • Develop deep understanding of the Colgate business planning system
    • Leverage commercial plans to develop the latest estimates and budgets
    • Provide monthly analysis of the commercial sales plan versus budget or latest estimates
    • Support the evaluation of promotional impact and conduct cost benefit analyses (ROI)
    • Monitor key competitive investment by account


  • Trade spending control and reporting
    • Perform trade spending analysis – comparing actual spend to the budget and latest estimates
    • Meet with customers’ finance team as needed
    • Approve pricing requests in accordance with price strategy


  • Financial control
    • Assist team leaders in monitoring customer and category income statements
    • Ensure that total customer / trade spending is in-line with trade spending plan


  • Control of SAP agreements
    • Periodically review agreements to ensure that they are properly maintained in SAP


  • Support and/or coordinate internal and external audit engagements


  • Perform ad-hoc analysis for management and financial reporting purposes


  • Co-operate with the legal department and credit agencies to periodically determine customer credit terms


  • Collaborate with Colgate Shared Services on Collections and Financial Reporting
    • Collaborate with C2C on deductions balances.  Assist with money collection, credit analysis as needed
    • Support with the swift and accurate resolution of customer claims


  • Manages special projects, as required.

D.Required Competencies

  • Identifies priorities and highlights potential issues.
  • Manages activities against established time frames.
  • Understands the impact of inaccuracies in reporting, ensures correct data in analysis.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Is very receptive/cooperative to providing financial education/clarification to non-financial colleagues
  • Be proactive and energetic.


E.Specific Requirements


  • Understands in detail the company commercial processes.
  • Good knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Possess a complete understanding of all financial transactions related to marketing and selling reports from the originating transaction to final report.
  • Understands marketing policies.
  • Understands order processing, sales and distribution operations and the related gross to net implications.
  • Proficiency in English language and computer literacy are a must (knowledge of Excel, Word, SAP).


F.Education and Experience Required

  • University degree in Finance/Economics
  • At least 3 years-experience preferably in commercial Finance (FMCG) and/or in well-known international audit company

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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