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Payroll Lead US & MX

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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Mexico City, MEX, MX

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: Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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The Payroll Lead will be responsible for managing the areas of Payroll, Time and Labor and Travel/Expense within Colgate Business Services (CBS).  This full-time resource will be the local manager for US/Corporate/ Mexico Payroll activities and will be responsible for the payroll preparation/processing of bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly payrolls


He/She will report into the CBS Director of Finance. The Payroll Manager will interface with all levels of the management team, as well as coordinating payroll and HR data/transaction processing with Human Resources.


Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic direction to lead payroll related projects - including planning, testing and implementation
  • Oversee all pre and post payroll integrations and reconciliations
  • Ensures compliance with internal and external audits and SOX requirements
  • Responsible for developing and strengthening internal controls ensuring accuracy of payroll while maintaining compliance
  • Partner with Human Resources, Compensation, and Benefits to develop best practices and processes to ensure positive team member experience from on-boarding to pay check (hire to retire)
  • Develop, coach/counsel personnel to high performance levels of payroll knowledge and achievement of goals
  • Oversee the maintenance and update system component configuration and custom integrations from/to third party vendors
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of all Standard Operating Business Procedures within established practices and company policy (create, update, and remove as needed)
  • Oversee preparation and reconciliation of W-2’s
  • Manage reconciliation of all payroll related general ledger accounts


Job Requirements:

  • Seven (7) years of experience working on US & Mexico payroll including: multi-state, compliance requirements, federal/state/local regulations, leading practices
  • Working experience in SAP, Microsoft project, Visio, PowerPoint, Word and Excel 
  • Adherence to all relevant payroll, employment, and income tax laws, regulations, and operating guidelines 
  • Experience in managing, executing, and implementing payroll related projects
  • Very high attention to detail and strong organization skills, with a focus on accuracy and timeliness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



BA/BS degree in Accounting



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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