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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 Accountant

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 10, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160905 - Castiglione delle Stiviere, Lombardia, Italy

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!


Join Our Team as a Finance Accountant at Hill's Pet Nutrition!


Location: Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy


About Hill's Pet Nutrition:

At Hill's Pet Nutrition, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of pets and their owners through superior nutrition. Our state-of-the-art facility in Castiglione delle Stiviere is expanding, and we are looking for a talented Finance Accountant to join our dynamic finance team.


Job Purpose:

Are you a detail-oriented finance professional with strong analytical skills? As a Finance Accountant at Hill's Pet Nutrition, you will play a key role in our financial reporting processes, supporting the Financial Controller in managing internal and external reporting and maintaining robust financial controls. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a global leader in pet nutrition and make a significant impact.


What You Will Do:

  • Month-End Closing: Ensure a smooth month-end closing process, including journal entries and reconciliations, supported by our shared service centers.
  • Statutory Accounts & Tax: Assist in preparing annual statutory accounts and tax calculations, and provide information to auditors.
  • Financial Controls: Ensure adequate financial control processes within the organization, focusing on accounts payable/purchasing, payroll, account reconciliation, fiscal reporting, and CEB accounting.
  • Vendor & Payment Queries: Assist the AP team with queries about vendors and payments.
  • VAT & External Reporting: Report local VAT and other periodical external reporting per Italian statutory and tax regulations.
  • Treasury & Tax Support: Support treasury and tax accounting and reporting.
  • SOX Compliance: Assist with SOX compliance, including testing and detailing internal controls.
  • Travel Expense Monitoring: Monitor travel expense payments and ensure compliance with the local T&E policy.
  • Ad Hoc Tasks: Assist the finance team with ad hoc tasks and routine reporting.



  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting.
  • Experience: Proficient experience in GAAP, US GAAP, IFRS (as applicable), and Italian statutory standards. Previous experience in financial and tax reporting from a professional accounting firm or a similar position.
  • International Environment: Willingness to work in an international environment and across multiple teams.
  • Technical Skills: Hands-on experience with SAP or similar ERP systems. Proficiency in Excel; knowledge of Google Sheets is an advantage.
  • Language Skills: Strong English speaking and writing skills.


Why Join Us?

  • Career Growth: Outstanding opportunities for professional development and career advancement within a multinational FMCG.
  • Innovative Environment: Work in a cutting-edge facility with the latest technology and equipment.
  • Supportive Culture: Join a team that values collaboration, diversity, and a shared passion for excellence.
  • Competitive Salary: Attractive compensation package with performance-based incentives


Ready to Make a Difference?


If you are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role that will allow you to make a real impact, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join Hill's Pet Nutrition as a Finance Accountant and be a part of our journey to improve the lives of pets around the world.


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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