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Date: 31-Mar-2018

Location: Hamburg, HH, DE

Hill's Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Ideal Balance and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognised Best Place to Work.

Location: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 53407


We are currently looking for a 


Finance Generalist (f/m)


to join our Hamburg team for 12 months at the earliest possible date.


Under direct supervision, the Finance Generalist (f/m) performs accounting and fiscal control functions, such as accounts payable and receivable, ensuring compliance with tax / review standards or related general accounting processes. 




  • Local general accounting and tax: Provide guidance to Shared Service Center on how to resolve invoicing discrepancies and coordinate VAT compliance of invoicing tool with local team and Shared Service Center.
  • Month end closing support: Reconcile General Ledger accounts and update NVO, W&D and GTN accrual files.
  • Pricing: Set up selling prices and discounts in SAP and document selling price increases.
  • Accounts receivable: Monitor the accounts receivable monthly aging and reports for the company and pursue collection activity on accounts accordingly, along with the Colgate Business Services Center in Warsaw. Provide support in customer credit limit reviews.
  • Accounts payable: Perform weekly payment run checks and regular reconciliation checks for IC, GR/IR and vendor accounts. 
  • SOX review: Secure full SOX and audit compliance ensuring cooperate governance is always maintained.
  • Travel expenses: Process internal travel expense reports and manage corporate credit cards.
  • Purchase Order Management: create Goods Receipts and related documentation.



  • College or University Degree in Economics, Accounting or Finance
  • 1-3 years of practical accounting experience (preferably with a multinational FMCG company)
  • Fundamental knowledge of accounting principles as well as corporate governance and audit practices
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Theoretical knowledge of US GAAP principles will be an advantage
  • SAP experience will be an advantage 
  • Solid knowledge of MS Excel
  • High level of responsibility, good organizational skills and a willingness to learn and take initiative

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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 email 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, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability,  marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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