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Senior Auditor

Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

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: New York, New York, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for conducting periodic reviews of financial and operating activities of the Company, its subsidiaries and other affiliates, to provide assurance to Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors that established policies and procedures are properly applied.  The employee also performs special reviews, as requested by senior management.  All Colgate Audit activities should be conducted in compliance with Company policies, departmental quality and assurance guidelines and applicable policies, procedures and professional standards.


Audit responsibilities include:

  • Obtaining and performing appropriate analysis of data for the audit entity to assess risk(s), developing audit program to address identified risk(s), preparing the audit planning memorandum, conducting appropriate audit tests, and ensuring that testing is completed as scheduled and documented in compliance with departmental standards
  • Constantly monitoring progress of the audit, maintaining constructive relationship with local business unit personnel, and keeping senior audit management informed in a timely manner of the progress and issues identified during the audit
  • Reviewing staff auditors' work to ensure that it was performed in compliance with the program and departmental audit quality standards, providing timely feedback regarding individual performance, and providing direction and timely support to the audit team in all phases of the audit fieldwork, including on the job training when required
  • Identifying and facilitating resolution of all issues that may inhibit audit team's performance and resolving any outstanding questions/issues related to the audit
  • Preparing the exit meeting agenda and presentation, leading the exit meeting, developing the discussion draft of the audit report and submitting the draft to the senior audit management for review, comments, and approval
  • Following up on audit findings to ensure timely and proper remediation
  • Staying abreast of company and external policies and procedures. Liaising with corporate personnel for clarification on application of policies and procedures
  • Conducting special reviews and projects as directed by senior management


Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance required MBA preferred
  • CPA, CIA or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Public Accounting, preferably Big Four, experience required
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant Audit or Finance experience required
  • Exposure to manufacturing industry strongly preferred
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 65% of the time, the majority being international travel
  • Analytical and computer skills including proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus
  • Working knowledge of business and financial processes and internal controls (GAAP, SOX, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • An inquisitive mind, with an appetite for discovery
  • Ability to recognize and act on deviations from both GAAP and sound internal control principles
  • Foreign language knowledge a plus
  • Ethical conduct, integrity and objectivity in all circumstances
  • Strict adherence to the company’s code of conduct and values


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, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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