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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 Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 1, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 146641 - Etten-Leur, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Job Summary:

The Finance Analyst is responsible for managing accounting & costing. The Finance Analyst works with Supply Chain Management to ensure financial control and legal compliance by managing daily operational tasks. The incumbent performs professional accounting work involving analysis on/ and compilation, reconciliation and consolidation of financial data. This may include any of the following: Tax Reporting (i.e. Corporate Income Tax, VAT and Payroll Tax), Account Payable / Receivables, Inter Company transactions, Capital Expension budget, Insurance Data and Budget & Planning. The Finance Analyst performs professional analysis and reports on any of the following: Standard Cost Accounting, Manufacturing Variances, Accounting and Allocation, ROI’s,Production Efficiency Reporting and Raw Material & Packaging Material spend, Purchase Price Variances, Developments on the Direct Material Market as a backup to the EU Finance Analyst position.


Essential Job functions:

  • Prepares financial accounts in accordance with local accounting principles and management accounts in accordance to Colgate Financial Policies
  • Ensures statutory compliance for legal filing (Financial Accounts, Statistical information)
  • Ensures adequate financial control processes within the organization with a focus on inventories, production processes, fixed assets and account reconciliation
  • Externally interacts with banks, auditors and service providers
  • Consults and advices local management, European management and US counterparts pro-actively on costing and/or Finance subjects
  • Investigates, presents and explains significant variances on budgeted corporate Supply Chain positions. Submits a monthly MRE vs latest estimate
  • Supports Ad hoc projects: local, European & Global initiatives
  • Is actively participating in enhancing Management Information System compliance
  • Is responsible for Cash Management
  • Investigates, presents and explains significant account variances actual-actual and/or actual-budget
  • Takes the lead in the budgeting and planning process for costing, for budgeting Corporate Supply Chain positions and for production
  • Builds reporting schedules for Manufacturing and monitors, reports and presents savings projects
  • Keeps abreast of law and current legislation in relation to Finance
  • Coordinates and participates in internal- and external Finance audits


Job Requirements:

Bachelor or Master degree in Finance (Accounting/Controlling)

3-5 years experience in Finance 

Advanced Google Sheets /MS Excel / SAP skills

English and Dutch language profiency


Key Competencies:

Finance and Business Analysis

Accounting principles and practices

Corporate Governance and Auditing practices

Treasury and Tax practices

Systems and Data analysis

Business Understanding

Supply Chain Systems & Analysis



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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