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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:  Corporate Finance Intern, Internal Audit

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Apr 11, 2024

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.

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions and making impactful contributions.


The Internal Audit Intern will play a vital role in assisting the Internal Audit team in conducting comprehensive audits of the company's financial and operational controls. We seek a highly motivated and talented individual with a solid grasp of accounting principles and auditing procedures to join our dynamic team.




  • Collaborate in the planning and execution of internal audits, contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process.

  • Review financial and operational records to ensure they are in compliance with established policies and procedures.

  • Engage in insightful interviews with employees and management to gather essential information and perspectives.

  • Assist in crafting well-structured audit reports and presentations that clearly communicate audit findings and recommendations.

  • Facilitate the effective communication of audit results to auditees fostering understanding and driving necessary actions.

  • Work on an Action Learning Project (ALP) to be assigned at the beginning of the internship and present results at the end of the internship




  • Graduate student pursuing a masters degree in Accounting or Finance 

  • Able to demonstrate a strong academic foundation in financial concepts

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration and the ability to convey complex audit findings to diverse stakeholders.

  • A blend of independent thinking and teamwork abilities, contributing to both individual assignments and collaborative projects.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling the identification and resolution of control weaknesses.

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet tools (Microsoft or Google), utilizing technology to enhance productivity and reporting accuracy.

  • Ability to use visualization tools such as Domo, Power BI etc.


Salary $28.75-$38.50 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.


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.

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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