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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:  Nordic Financial Accountant

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 2, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158562 - Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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!


Reporting to: Senior Manager, Finance

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


Why Work For Hill's Pet Nutrition:


  • The Hill's Pet Nutrition Values: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.

  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.

  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.


Job purpose

We are looking for a talented financial accountant to join our Nordic finance team and play a key role in our financial reporting processes.  Supporting the Nordic Financial Controller, the financial accountant will help manage our internal and external reporting and maintain strong financial controls.  The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have strong analytical skills and a desire to learn.  The work is mainly deadline driven so effective time management skills will also be essential.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a multinational FMCG with phenomenal future career opportunities for the right candidate.


What you will do:

  • Ensuring a smooth month end closing process including journal entries and month end reconciliations (supported by our shared service centres)
  • Reporting local VAT & other periodical external reporting for Denmark, Norway & Sweden
  • Assisting the AP team with queries about vendors and payments
  • Assisting the preparation of annual statutory accounts and tax calculations and providing information to the auditors
  • Assisting SOX compliance including testing and detailing internal controls 
  • Monitoring travel expense payments and ensuring compliance with the local T&E policy
  • Liaising between the local commercial office and the offshore accounting teams
  • Assisting the commercial finance team with ad hoc tasks and routine reporting

Required Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree within finance and accounting
  • At least 2 years Proficient knowledge on GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS (as applicable) and other local standards
  • You have previous experience of financial reporting either from a professional accounting firm or from a similar position
  • You enjoy an international environment and working across multiple teams
  • You have hands-on experience working with SAP or similar ERP system
  • You know how to work in Excel - knowledge of Google Sheets is an advantage.
  • You are proficient in at least one Nordic language and you have strong English speaking and writing skills
  • You are structured, have very strong attention to detail and enjoy working in a fast paced environment

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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