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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Finance Team Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 25, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 145302 - Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Finance Team Lead

The Plant Finance Team Leader position exists to provide financial expertise and support for the Plant Strategic Leadership Team and Corporate Product Supply Chain Finance whilst helping to ensure adequate governance and controls at the Plant level.  
As with all other Plant Team Leader positions, the Finance TL is a member of the Plant’s Coordinating Team typically representing the top 25 cross functional leaders in Operations, Engineering, Finance, HR, Quality and Environmental Health & Safety. The Finance TL is a relied upon consultant to the business.


Essential Job functions:


  • Coordinate and provide leadership for month / quarter / annual accounting closes (reviewing of expenses vs budget, accruals, preparing journal entries, preparing & reviewing Balance Sheet reconciliations, inventory management and the Plant’s P&L (PPR),
  • Lead work streams associated with systems, processes, controls, reporting tools, facilitate personnel training, implement policies & procedures
  • Coordinates, prepares and analyzes Budget, LE and MRE forecasts of P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Inventory and Fixed Assets Accounting / Reporting / cycle and year-end physical counts,
  • Support Standard Costing activities,
  • Utilize and promote data driven decision making and efficiencies,
  • Drive best practices and knowledge transfer by working with  finance peers across the Hill’s and Colgate networks,
  • Evaluate results from production orders, controlling and working with business partners on continuous improvement and material losses reduction,
  • Participate in cross-functional teams supporting Plant operations & strategic projects as necessary,
  • Aids plant teams follow-up results of onsite audits (Corp. Audit, EOHS, Quality),
  • Implement and maintain effective governance, SOX and internal control environments,
  • Leading plant level FTG (savings) program, ideation sessions, projects and related reporting vs. goal
  • Assists in providing financial evaluation of major savings, efficiency and cost reduction opportunities,
  • Reconcile Bi-Weekly Payroll Processing managed by Human Resources, 
  • Conduct periodic financial training for plant personnel (team leaders and technicians),

Required Qualifications



  • 5+ years experience in Accounting / Finance / B&P
  • 4+ years of prior Accounting / Finance / Controlling experience
  • 3 years managing people / teams
  • Advanced SAP / Google Sheets / Excel / Google Workspace
  • English proficiency.  Additional languages preferred.


Preferred qualifications include:


  • CPA, CMA or equivalent designations
  • Operational understanding of manufacturing / supply chain 
  • History of plant based roles or short term assignments
  • Experience with change management initiatives, system implementations and organizational structures, 

Key Competencies


  • Finance and Business Analysis
  • Accounting Principles and Practices
  • Effective Execution
  • Technical Insights and Data Driven Analytics
  • Corporate Governance and Auditing practices
  • Cross-Organizational Partnership
  • Supply Chain Systems & Analysis
  • EHS and Quality relationships to Plant Operations
  • Systems and Data analysis
  • Global Business Understanding - Products, P&L, Balance Sheet

Salary Range $86,400 - $ 120,800 USD


Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package


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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  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. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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