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Indirect Tax Analyst

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Date: Jun 15, 2017

Location: Topeka, KS, US



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 recognized Best Place to Work.


Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States

No Relocation Assistance Offered



At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply to our Indirect Tax Analyst position.


As an Indirect Tax Analyst for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, you will be responsible for ensuring (i) accurate sales and use tax accrual, (ii) remittance on Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Colgate-Palmolive and Tom's of Maine sales and purchases and (iii) interfacing with state and local auditors. This role will also manage and review (i) indirect compliance, including sales and use tax compliance, (ii) property tax renditions, and (iii) compliance for other indirect tax types. Key activities will include:


  • Oversee proper imposition of use tax on Hill's Pet Nutrition, Colgate-Palmolive and Tom's of Maine purchases. Included herein is the application of use tax principles and tax research to purchasing; analysis of data from various reporting sources; coordination with vendors and business stakeholders, and maintenance of tax determination systems. Will also ensure use tax accruals are appropriate.
  • Interface with and respond to various state and local tax auditors’ (sales and use, property, and income) questions/inquiries.  
  • Handle all customer, business stakeholder and vendor tax issues and inquiries escalated by Sales and Use Tax Analyst and intern(s).
  • Manage indirect tax compliance, including coordination and review of monthly sales and use tax returns, annual property tax renditions, and other indirect taxes/fees. Will also assist the Manager - State and Local Tax with annual income tax compliance and related items such as apportionment and estimates.
  • Perform online tax research to ensure Company sales and use tax compliance; consult with tax counsel from within Colgate’s four, primary law firms and interface with professional tax consultants regarding sales tax questions/concerns.
  • Assist the Manager -State and Local Tax with special, discrete projects such as: reverse audits, software implementations, refund claims and tax recovery, securing of incentives and related compliance, implementing business initiatives, etc.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • 2+  years’ experience in an indirect tax role, including sales and use tax
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or a related field of study
  • Experience with tax software products, enterprise systems, and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to interface successfully in a team environment with individuals throughout all levels of an organization
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute activities independently while working in a fast-paced atmosphere
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, including weekends, to complete required work activities and meet deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) certification
  • 2+ years of prior public accounting firm work experience 

  • Experience with state income tax


Hill’s offers:

·    Highly competitive pay

·    Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment

·    Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching

·    Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000

·    14 paid holidays and annual vacation

·    World-class training and development opportunities

·    Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment

Employees at our global headquarters also enjoy:

·    Bring your dog to work day, every day!

·    Summer hours (off early on Fridays)

·    Work-Smart Program with options to flex your hours or work from home





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 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.


Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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