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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 Controller

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 3, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 106260 - Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: Denmark

Reporting to: Nordic Finance Manager

Why Work For Hill's Pet Nutrition:

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

Job Purpose

The Nordic Financial Controller ensures that the Hills Nordic companies comply with finance and tax external reporting requirements,  ensures that internal controls are regularly tested to meet audit and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) requirements and applies their financial accounting expertise to local accounting tasks.  In addition, the Nordic Financial Controller plans and manages local overhead costs and the balance sheet and also manages the relationship between the local commercial teams and the financial shared service centres in Europe and India. 


Main Responsibilities

  • Financial Reporting & Compliance
    • Prepares the annual accounts for Hills Denmark, Norway and Sweden and manages local filing requirements
    • Prepares and explains audit material to the external auditors and is the primary contact throughout the audit process
    • Monitors local statutory financial and tax reporting rules and requirements and notifies internal shared service centre (CBS)  teams of any changes to these on a timely basis  
    • Reviews and approves VAT and other external reporting calculations done by the CBS teams prior to submission
    • Assists preparation of annual tax returns and is the primary contact in case of local tax audits or questions from local tax authorities
    • Manages correspondence with external authorities and submits periodical filings to tax and other authorities 


  • Financial Accounting
    • Performs monthly accounting for local overhead costs and prepares associated accruals, where necessary
    • Manages intercompany account postings
    • Monitors transfer pricing and makes recommendations for changes, when necessary
    • Reviews the income statement and balance sheet for completeness and accuracy on a monthly basis
    • Manages the month end reporting calendar
    • Liaises with the various CBS teams in Europe and India to share knowledge and answer queries
    • Ensures monthly financial reporting is in compliance with Colgate Financial Policies
    • Reviews quarterly financial submissions prepared by CBS
    • Prepares the quarterly tax book
    • Reviews the quarterly cash flow forecast and explains material variance
    • Local super user for the Colgate purchasing systems.  Creates purchase order (PO’s) and assists other users to create and manage their PO’s


  • Internal Controls
    • Performs SOX testing - ensuring compliance with internal control requirements and documenting test results
    • Maintains and ensures compliance with internal accounting policies, including Governmental Expenditure and Travel & Expense policies.  
    • Educates new joiners about accounting policies and compliance
    • Liaises with internal audit teams and provides documentation and other information regarding operations and processes, as requested
  • Financial Controlling
    • Reviews local overhead spending on a monthly basis.  Follows up on queries and explains variances to forecast
    • Prepares the annual budget and updated forecasts for local overhead costs
    • Maintains the cost centre budget in SAP and issues monthly cost centre reports
    • Prepares the balance sheet budget and updated forecasts
    • Prepares the tax budget and updated forecasts


Personal Attributes

  • A team player with highly developed interpersonal skills that enable a good team performance
  • Excellent communication skills(verbal and written) 
  • Very structured and organised, able to prioritise and manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Works with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Works well under pressure and can manage working with frequent and often short deadlines
  • Natural curiosity about the commercial side of the business, which leads to a strong understanding of the commercial operations


Education/Experience Requirements

  • Relevant accounting qualification 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a finance role, potentially with background in audit or previous experience in financial controlling for an international company
  • Expertise in Danish/Swedish/Norwegian tax and financial reporting
  • Previous experience with internal control compliance and SOX compliance and reporting
  • Experience working in a Nordic hub and with shared service centres
  • Proficient English both verbally and written
  • Fluency in a Nordic language 
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets
  • Experience working daily with SAP FI, COPA and BW


Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Nordic Finance Manager
  • Other working relationships:
    • Nordic commercial teams in Denmark, Sweden and Norway
    • Central Business Service Centre teams (CBS teams)
    • Regional and Global Finance teams
    • Internal and External Audit teams
  • There is no expected travel for this role
  • There is the opportunity for working from home 2 / 3 days per work


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.

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