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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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 (Greenwood)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 6, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 100884 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


The Experience

We invite applicants for the position of Senior Financial Analyst at Hodges, South Carolina, a growing, global strategic site. This role is responsible mainly for Cost & Inventory activities.  This position focuses on Future Costing, Fixed Assets and Inventory Analysis.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing support in driving Funding the Growth (FTG) discipline; validating potential savings, tracking results and ensuring implementation of savings projects.
  • Assists the Plant Controller in the coordination of budget process by ensuring adherence to timelines and data submission requirements.
  • Prepares annual budget facility conversion costs.
  • Analyzes and verifies budget cost changes vs. prior periods.
  • Performs estimated standard cost calculation for new products and changed/revised formulas.
  • Coordinates relationship with business service center partners on cost revisions and month-end activities.
  • Provides reporting and analysis of cost change impacts to the P&L for business partners.
  • Performs balance sheet and plant variance analysis.
  • Conducts absolute material loss/gain analysis and support continuous improvement.
  • Performs plant inventory (raw, packaging and work in process) analysis.
  • Coordinates and controls cyclical cycle counts and annual full physical inventory counts.
  • Identifies accruals and reserves for month-end close.
  • Prepares raw material and packaging material cost evolution information and submits it to Procurement team for review and validation.
  • Collaborates with Plant Engineering on capital management program; Reviews projects for appropriateness; Monitors capital projects against defined objectives and development / validation of support.
  • Provides input on fixed assets (capital projects) for both budget & latest estimates.
  • Coordinates, performs and documents fixed assets physical count, and performs validation of results (e.g. asset tagging, potential write-offs).
  • Manages Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements for all inventory segments and fixed assets.
  • Coordinates technician payroll in collaboration with local human resources.
  • Invoices and reconciles miscellaneous sales.
  • Liaises with other manufacturing plants, division finance team, direct and indirect procurement teams, demand and supply teams and external auditors.
  • Participate in cross-functional continuous improvement efforts as appropriate.
  • Assists Plant Controller with special projects, as needed.


Willingness and ability to work in a Plant environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines, which may require working extended/flexible hours.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Accounting or Finance concentration preferred.
  • At least 5 years of financial or plant experience required.
  • Strong relevant systems knowledge (Excel, Google, Lotus Notes and SAP) required.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills required to interact with Supply Chain Operations to investigate operational matters
  • Supply Chain understanding 


Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or MBA strongly preferred
  • SOX knowledge preferred

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.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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