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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:  Senior Tax Accountant Hungary

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 134464 - Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

The Senior Tax Accountant Hungary will be responsible for applying local statutory and US GAAP rules to Colgate-Palmolive Hungary Kft in collaboration with the Colgate Shared Service Center and tax service provider. This role is  also responsible for accounting and tax compliance by leading accounting & tax audits, tax planning projects, transfer pricing documentation.



  1. Managing all general tax and accounting monthly/quarterly activities
    • Accruals, reclasses, intercompany/employee/other billings, expense reports, payroll booking, deferred tax, fixed asset tasks, etc.
    •  Taxes (benefit taxes, local tax, innovation fee, environmental tax, VAT)
    • NVO planning and monitoring
    • G/L Reconciliations
    • Initiate tax and other payment proposals
    • DLC leasing system
    • Delivering Corporate reporting for accounting and tax (FTCQ, Tax books, 10K, CFN, Country by Country Reporting, etc.).
  2. Preparing Statutory financials and Tax reporting.
  3. Preparing US GAAP - Local GAAP reconciliations and calculating resulting deferred tax assets and liabilities.
  4. Managing reporting to other entities: Re’lem - environmental report (annual); Hungarian statistical monthly, quarterly and yearly reports; MDR - supported by E&Y; Intrastat (monthly); Monitor Online invoice reporting and address issues if they arise; Manage Cegkapu activities as they arise (i.e., authorization of biocid products for distribution, verification of employment, etc.).
  5. Managing annual audit with PWC.
  6. Monitoring changes in statutory and tax laws and implementing the changes.
  7. Awareness of all tax matters in Hungary to advise teams in best solutions to their tax related questions.
  8. Monitoring 3rd party preparation of tax returns.
  9. Managing IT Relationship for the maintenance of tax reporting needs.
  10. Implementation of global policies and other global projects and initiatives.
  11. Monitoring and recommendation of transfer pricing adjustments and reporting.
  12. Provide back up to Tax Advisors for TP documentation preparation: Ensuring documentation is in place for Hungary.
  13. Ownership of  tax audits, tax inquiries, litigation support  of CP-Hungary
  14. Supporting the Regional Tax COE Director - Europe AED on the design and evaluation of business planning and provide advice regarding potential tax consequences.
  15. Working with regional treasury and legal in maximizing cash remittances in accordance with our global capital structure strategy and in context to statutory requirements and limitations.
  16. Perform relevant U.S. Sarbanes Oxley (“SOX”) internal control tests and certification in line with Colgate-Palmolive company policies
  17. Company Secretary roles; Reviewing (finance perspective) and signing contracts.
  18. Collaboration with Colgate shared service center, local and hub colleagues.


Competencies required:

Comfortable working in a corporate environment, including day to day operations and functional activities

  • Teamwork mindset
  • Inquisitive mind
  • Analytical skills
  • Adaptable and committed to company policies and goals
  • Proactive and energetic, self-driven
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Remote management skills


Education and Experience required

  • University/Master degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Accounting/Tax consulting firm, completed with an Accounting/Tax experience in a commercial company (minimum 1 year)
  • Proficiency in  ERP  ( ie SAP ) systems is a plus
  • Proficiency in English and Hungarian language
  • PC excellence and ability to learn new systems


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 recognized 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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