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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 and territories 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 and Hill's Prescription Diet.

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 (m/f/d)

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jun 14, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 124700 - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

For the finance department we are looking for reinforcement as a financial analyst (m/f/d) for the Hamburg location.


A financial analyst is responsible for a wide range of operational duties of the department.

The person will mainly interact with DACH Hub employees as well as with the shared service center teams within the company and take care of the following main tasks:


  • Manage general accounting tasks (general ledger bookings, goods receipt bookings, set up purchase orders for Finance)
  • Perform month-end closing in accordance with US GAAP including accrual preparation, balance sheet reconciliation, internal finance reporting etc.
  • Fixed asset accounting / lease accounting
  • Oversee monthly intercompany transactions
  • Review and submit monthly VAT reporting 
  • Prepare, review and submit monthly / annual statistical reports
  • SOX coordinator for the DACH Hub
  • Serve as primary local contact for accounts payable activities and coding of non-purchase order invoices (processing of invoices is done by the central service team)
  • Travel & expenses, posting and owner of the current process
  • Master data management for non-procurement vendors and employee vendors
  • Preparation of manual and expedite payments
  • Primary contact for the banks – set up / delete user, bank statements
  • Participating in ad hoc projects
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties


A successful candidate will bring along:

  • Bachelor degree in economics / accounting / finance
  • Practical accounting experiences
  • Preferable knowledge of US-GAAP and HGB
  • Good organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn and take initiative
  • Team player with hands-on mentality
  • Languages German and English
  • SAP experiences
  • Concur will be an advantage
  • Good MS Excel experiences


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.

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