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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:  Tax Analyst

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 26, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 155211 - Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


The Indirect Tax Analyst will be primarily responsible for ensuring accurate sales and use tax accrual and remittance on Colgate and Hill’s sales and purchases. You will also review indirect compliance, including sales and use tax compliance and compliance for other indirect tax types.

You will also assist the Manager, Indirect Tax with special projects and implementation of business initiatives impacting tax, as well as support the tax exemption status of customers in sales tax exemption software (Certificate Manager) and customer inquiries.

The Analyst will be expected to work independently, with minimal supervision from management of daily tasks and maintenance activities. The Analyst should also have strong problem solving skills and the ability to effectively interpret data and reports.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee proper imposition of use tax on Colgate and Hill’s purchases! Includes the application of use tax principles and tax research to purchasing, analysis of data from various reporting sources, coordination with vendors and business stakeholders, and maintenance of tax determination systems. Ensure use tax accruals are appropriate.
  • Interface with and respond to various state and local tax auditors’ (sales and use, property, and income) questions/inquiries
  • Handle all customer, business stakeholder and vendor tax issues and inquiries escalated by other members of the tax team
  • Manage indirect tax compliance, including coordination and review of monthly sales and use tax returns and other indirect taxes/fees
  • Perform online tax research to ensure Company sales and use tax compliance, consult with tax counsel from within Colgate’s  primary law firms and interface with professional tax consultants regarding sales tax questions/concerns
  • Manage customer exemption certificate status and respond to customer inquiries regarding sales tax
  • Assist Manager, Indirect Tax with special, discrete projects like reverse audits, software implementations, automation implementation/strategies, refund claims and tax recovery, securing of incentives and related compliance, and implementing business initiatives 


Basic qualifications:

  •  1+ years of prior public accounting firm work experience
  •  Undergraduate degree in business, finance, accounting or a related field of study
  •  Strong PC skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and Google’s suite of products
  •  Proven problem solving and analytic skills
  •  Ability to perform tax research and apply tax principles to business operations
  •  Proven attention to detail


Preferred qualifications:

  •  Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) certification
  • 1+ years of experience in indirect tax role
  •  Experience with tax software products, enterprise systems, and data analytics programs (i.e. Alteryx)

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $64,000.00 - $80,000.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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