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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:  Senior Brand Accounting Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 140582 - Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having 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.



1. Brand and Product Profitability

  • Monthly analysis of sku margins and highlighting all skus below agreed margin hurdles, and proposing appropriate corrective action.
  • Provide accurate financial information and leadership to the marketing team as well as giving advice, mentorship and support on all financial matters.
  • Advise Operations management of any potential issues impacting profitability.
  • Understand costing process, product cost structures and the relationship to profitability.
  • Check product costs for accuracy and ensure PPVs and revaluations are allocated to the right sub-brand.
  • Attend to any financial queries/requests from the marketing team.
  • Actively help the marketing teams understand financial information and hence be responsible for the P&L for their brands.
  • Organize monthly brand P&L meetings
  • Completion of the ROI for all promotions and new product developments.

2. Advertising & Promotions

  • Management of the advertising and promotions budget.
  • Monthly analysis of A&P actual expenditure against budget by sub-brand by country, and explain any variances.
  • Help marketers roll-out new product launches, including the resources needed for a successful launch.
  • Coordinate, consolidate and upload into SAP A&P numbers for budgets and forecasts.
  • Support the reporting function by detailing A&P for CFN report

3. Margin Calculations and Ad hoc request

  • Perform margin calculations for all new products, and inform management of the margin impact.
  • Perform ad hoc financial feasibility studies on new products and advise on profitability.
  • Calculate /Validation of ROIs before they are sent to management for approval.
  • Perform ad hoc requests accurately and on time.

4. Month End Activities

  • Perform FI and PA reconciliation
  • Perform BI validation
  • Prepare A&P accrual Journals for goods or services received but not Goods Receipted as at month end.
  • Assist in checking SGA numbers by sub-brand before reporting.
  • Help with answers to month end queries from New York- SGA, margin, A&P, etc.
  • Coordinate and distribute the Category Snapshot Data report.
  • Coordinate / prepare the marketing piece for the quarterly FD commentary.

5. Budget & Planning, and Cost Reduction Activities

  • Analyze margins by sku for all budgets and forecasts and analyze to ensure accurate product profitability.
  • Coordinate / calculate missing list prices for budgets and forecasts.
  • Conduct /arrange training for new marketing members on BI navigation, excel, etc.

6. Reporting

  • Compile P&Ls for month end reporting



  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Brand Accounting role in an FMCG environment

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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