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Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting

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Date: Nov 9, 2018

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
# 65707

The Colgate-Palmolive Company invites applications for the position of Financial Analyst/Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting in our New York office. This position is responsible for the preparation and analysis of a wide variety of financial and other reports including quarterly SEC filings, the annual report, and the proxy statement. Specific responsibilities for this position also include but not limited to the following:


  • Preparation of reports, presentations and analysis designed to communicate selected financial data to Senior Management and the external investor community;
  • Preparation and analysis of SEC filings, i.e. 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, including XBRL tagging;
  • Preparation and analysis of Benefit Plan financial statements, i.e. 11-K and ERISA financial statements;
  • Colgate's compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;
  • Research on a variety of technical accounting matters under US GAAP and business issues;
  • Assist with the maintenance and communication of current and new accounting policies to finance personnel around the Colgate world;
  • Assist with the coordination and administration of the worldwide external audit;
  • Various special projects and analyses as requested such as the implementation of new accounting standards;
  • Train junior staff (i.e. interns) and review their work


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting required;  MBA/Masters degree in Finance/Accounting a plus;
  • CPA required;
  • Minimum of 4 years of public accounting experience -- preferably within a Big 4 firm
  • Strong PC skills required, proficiency in Excel, Word
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication ability, both written as well as oral
  • Experience in the consumer product industry a plus


Preferred Competencies:

  • Balance multiple priorities, be detail orientated, work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of comfort and ability to work with multi-cultural teams from multiple regions around the world

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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