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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Financial Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Feb 11, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 97751 - Cambridge, Ohio, United States

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! 


Our dependable household brands, dedicated 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 brand fuels 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.


Specific Responsibilities:

Month-end Close Activities: 

 Manage Labor and Overhead Reporting. Ensure charges are posted to the appropriate cost element and cost center. Review actuals versus budget, and investigate significant variances with the respective budget owner. 

 Identify accruals and reserves for month-end close. 

 Preparation of Temp Expense Analysis for Budget Owners and work to ensure spend goals are being achieved and communicate any potential risks. 

 Assist with the monthly balance sheet reconciliations and analysis. 

 Assist with the FTG Database reporting and project savings validations. 

 Attend monthly PPR meeting and ensure meeting summary and documentation of actions and follow-ups for each budget owner. 

 Provide assistance as needed for material loss investigations and cycle count variances. 



 Coordinate and ensure timely technician payroll reporting in collaboration with Operations and HR. 

 Build rule-based journal entries from annual budget / LE. Perform review of the payroll for completeness and accuracy prior to month-end close, and submit any recalls entries as needed. 

 Preparation of the monthly overtime report for budget owners and communicate any potential risks and opportunities. 

 Work with the controller to ensure month-end accruals are appropriate for payroll. 

Payables Management: 

 Review of the Subsidiary Action Report and working with the respective budget owners and CBS to resolve issues and past due payments. 

 Monthly review with CBS of GR/IR items to achieve company clearing targets. 

 Purchase Order management for Temps, Utilities, and Equipment Leases. 

 Management of NON-PO coding for Freight invoices. 

 P-Card reporting and monthly expense review. 


Budgeting and Standards Costing: 

 Assist the controller in the coordination of Budget process by creating workbooks for the budget owners and ensuring adherence to timelines and data submission requirements. 

 Participate in budget reviews and final consolidation activities to deliver the COS Exhibits and Deck Presentation. 

 Assist and support the costing update exercises (1/1 and 7/1) to ensure timelines are met with the CBS and that the standard costs have been accurately analyzed and reviewed for completeness. 

 Provide support with review of rate routings, cost center conversion costs, and headcount allocations during the annual budget uploading into SAP. 


Internal Controls: 

 Participation in the Q4 wall-to-wall physical inventory. Assist with the investigation of variances and ensure that blind counts are being performed. 

 Assist with the fixed asset tagging process and quarterly cycle count reviews of assets. 

 Provide support for the CEB project closures by performing SAP reviews and preparation of CBS closure templates. 

 Monthly company store sales reporting and analysis. 

 Help with performance of Sox documentation and testing. 



 Liaise with other Plants and other Partners for knowledge sharing and benchmarking. 

 Participate in cross-functional continuous improvement efforts as appropriate. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Accounting or Finance concentration preferred. 

  • At least 5 years of financial or plant experience required. 

  • Strong relevant systems knowledge (Excel, Google, and SAP) required. 

  • Strong analytical, communication, and teamwork skills required to interact with Supply Chain Operations, Division Finance, and CBS partners. 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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