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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:  Country Finance Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Feb 5, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158181 - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Job Summary 


The Country Finance Manager is responsible for the planning, direction and control of all the financial activities of the Company. 

In particular, improving shareholders returns, achieving sales and profit budgets, accountability of all financial functions, development and reporting of annual budgets, ensuring compliance with all statutory and internal requirements and managing a team of Finance professionals.  


What you will do 


  • Provide financial support to the Country General Manager, ensuring that all processes are carried out following Colgate Financial Policies. 
  • Develop and improve the performance of your team, managing performance and development processes (PM&D) with quality and on time. 
  • Review and control financial critical metrics, including Gross to Net, NVOs, Accounts Receivable and Payable(A/R). 
  • Be the first point of contact with the tax authorities and provide information with the support of the regional Tax team. 
  • Work with CBS to ensure local payments are completed on time. 
  • Work with Sales Controlling and CDT Finance Analyst to ensure credits are managed in accordance with Colgate Financial Policies. 
  • Guarantee the timely payment of customers by following up through visits to resolve problems and other related issues. 
  • Support SOX related activities as needed. 
  • Undertake relevant Finance projects as the need arises. 
  • Ensure the business aligns with all relevant statutory and regulatory obligations. 
  • Ensure appropriate insurances and business continuity programmes, systems and processes vital to mitigate financial and operational risk. 
  • Ensure all registers and internal audit programmes are maintained in accordance with both organisational and legislative requirements.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of concise but comprehensive monthly operational reports for the business, detailing variances, issues, risks and resulting actions taken or required as well as containing all the key achievements for the company for that period. 
  • Provides effective financial and commercial support across the organisation to improve financial performance by developing capability in: 
  • Management reporting and cost management 
  • Budgeting and forecasting 
  • Case and Capex preparation 
  • Capital planning and capital allocation 
  • Financial analysis and interpretation 
  • Cost saving methodologies and process facilitation 
  • Management of FX policies and commodity contracts
  • Ensuring the organization aligns with tax laws and regulations.


 Education & Skill required: 


· Tertiary qualification in Accounting or Finance Business/Technical Skills, (e.g. computing, negotiating, leadership, project management):
· Minimum of 8 years of senior financial management experience
· High level of commercial financial experience within FMCG
· Strong leadership skills and ability to drive cross-functional initiatives successfully
· Manufacturing experience within the FMCG industry.
· Experience in small scale systems implementation



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Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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