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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:  Financial Accountant

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Feb 25, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151156 - Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? 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, Hill’s is the place to be!


Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best groundbreaking pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


Our highly energetic and focused Finance Team is dedicated to driving growth for Hills Pet Nutrition in this constantly evolving landscape. As the Financial Accountant, your understanding of the Organization and its end-to-end process is vital. You will be responsible for handling of financial documents such as balance sheets and aid in ensuring compliance in global (GAAP, IFRS, US GAAP, SOX) and local accounting standards through the placement of effective controls and guidelines to achieve a high level of accuracy. Your expertise in standardization, simplification, and continuous improvement is important to this role.


1.Preparation of Monthly Financial Accounts:

  • Reconciliation of accounts, Calculating & Posting accruals and prepayment.
  • Prepare month end closing pack and review P&L and Balance Sheet with FM and ensure maintenance of spend schedules for cross-functional partners

2. Financial Accounting: Provision of relevant information for monthly accrual calculations, preparation and submission of relevant market industry market data within required deadlines. 

3. Review and release of vendor payments in banking portal and purchase order creation. Application of customer cash allocations

4. Maintenance of Internal and SOX controls: Maintain and develop strong internal controls, and assist with external and internal audit results and queries.

4. Management of Cash Flow Forecasting, this will include the review and maintenance forecast, and documentation preparation for drawdown and repayment on International Loan Facility

6. Taxes: Prepare monthly VAT Return and provide supporting documentation as the need arises, aid in composition of the provisional and corporate income tax returns, withholding tax returns and with SARS audits /verifications

7. This role will assist the business in the preparation of the Annual Financial Documents including US GAAP to Statutory reconciliation.

-  A Bachelor's degree in Commerce / Financial accounting / Management Accounting / related degree 

-  Minimum 3 years of experience in a Financial accounting role 

-  SAP or related software experience 

-  CIMA or ACCA certifications

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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