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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Accounts Payable - Temporary

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 7, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 121444 - Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, focusing and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!
If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! 

Our dependable oral, personal and home care, promoting employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brands a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. 
If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

Scope of responsibility:

•    The Accounts Payable role will be for a fixed term contract of 6 months and is responsible for managing financial documents such as statutory and vendors, ensuring compliance in global (GAAP, IFRS, US GAAP, SOX) and local accounting standards through the placement of effective controls and guidelines to achieve a high level of accuracy. 
•    Your expertise in standardization, simplification, and continuous improvement is important to this role.. 


Key Responsibilities :

1. AP Payment - Local Vendors:

  • No 3rd party Vendors older than 30 days
  • All Invoices to be paid must be submitted by 10am Wednesday Weekly for inclusion in weekly payment run.
  • Staff debt : advance and expense must be submitted for immediate action


2. Create PO for purchased item(s) per responsibility split

  • All invoices received each month is scanned and posted, otherwise advise for accrual monthly.


3. GRIR:

  • No unjustified items older than 30 days
  • Detailed reasons for all balances exceeding the target
  • Submission of GRIR Clearing no later than the 15th of each month
  • Submission of Weekly GRIR Report/ status to FM


4. Reconciliation Local & Foreign Vendors:

  • Prepare reconciliation of key local vendors month end and discuss with FM for an approval for month end closing
  • Monthly key local vendors reconciliation
  • Clear all debit and credit in All vendors account
  • Ensure Bollore has enough funds (funds >= GHS500k) for duty payment.


5. Tax & Compliance:

  • Submission and filing of local taxes, including but not limited to VAT, Payroll and other statutory related taxes as advised by the FM.


6. Filing / Archiving of Documents:

  • Archiving and accurate accounting record retention of hard copy documents must be in place and maintained. 
  • Use SAP Document numbers for filing documents. Perform Monthly review with FM on documents filed


7.Other Pending / Outstanding Tasks:

  • Vodafone Reconciliation


8. GRA Tax Credit Certificate - Vendors :

  • Upload all Express Template - from inception and save file by posting date on template
  • Old Intercompany Invoice and Documentation


Required Qualifications :


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in an Accounting role
  • Proficient knowledge on GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS (as applicable) and other local standards
  • Strong Excel and Google Sheets skills
  • SAP Proficiency
  • Excellent analytics and problem solving skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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 recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

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

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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