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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006, we made our mark making natural products like toothpaste and deodorant. But what is most important to us? We work to make positive change by doing good and you’ll see that focus in our products, our partnerships, and our people.

We strive to make products that are good for us and good for the planet. We are experts at combining scientific know-how with naturally derived and sourced ingredients to make products that really work.

We donate 10% of our profits to nonprofits addressing issues facing our health, our environment and our kids. Our employees are encouraged to use 5% of their paid time volunteering in their local community. And as a Certified B corporation we are held to the highest social and environmental standards. So you know if we say something is important, we're doing something about it.

A career at Tom’s is one that encourages teamwork, flexibility, and big ideas that help us do better. As a part of the Colgate-Palmolive family, we offer great opportunities for people looking for global experience through work that is challenging and always rewarding.

Job Title:  Financial Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 22, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 158923 - Kennebunk, Maine, 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!


Come Join Us at Tom’s of Maine!


Tom's of Maine is the pioneer of Natural personal care, paving the way for over 50 years. We are passionate, driven and B-Corp certified. We donate 10% of our profits to nonprofits and our team is encouraged to use 5% of our paid time to volunteer to benefit our communities. We’re on a mission to Do Good. For Real. And we’re looking for a new Tom’s activist to join our passionate team to dream up and create new products.

We are looking for a detail-oriented and dynamic Financial Analyst to join our Budget & Planning team. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator who is able to understand, clarify, and relay complex financial information with ease. They are an independent problem solver who uses their analytical skills to identify and resolve issues. This role presents a great opportunity to collaborate with teams across the organization to drive financial accuracy and strategic decision making. 

What you will do:

  • Develop financial projections using SAP financial tools, integrating inputs from multiple departments to deliver comprehensive and realistic financial estimates
  • Prepare and present detailed financial exhibits, manage large datasets, and communicate variances and trends to stakeholders effectively
  • Conduct monthly financial analysis against forecasts, pinpoint variances, and investigate causes to support informed business decisions; proactively monitor fixed expenses to identify risks and opportunities
  • Use scenario analysis to highlight strategic business opportunities and collaborate with Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain to evaluate the financial viability of new products
  • Further a collaborative environment within the Tom’s organization, contributing to team dynamics with effective communication and credibility
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) by maintaining thorough documentation of financial processes and provide expert financial analysis to support cross-functional teams and projects


What you have (Required):

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • 2+ years of related financial experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to clearly present complex financial issues
  • A track record of thinking creatively, showing initiative, and driving continuous improvement in financial processes
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and a strong understanding of financial modeling and analysis techniques

What you have (Preferred)

  • Experience in the consumer packaged goods industry
  • SAP proficiency



Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $81,200.00 - $105,000.00 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
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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