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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:  Director, Financial Reporting and Analysis

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 10, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 117804 - New York, New York, United States

Colgate-Palmolive Company invites applications to the position of Director, Financial Reporting and Analysis in our NY office.  This position will lead a team of financial professionals and provide overall guidance, direction and oversight to the Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting team. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Lead the preparation and analysis of wide variety of financial and other external reports including SEC filings;

  • Determine appropriate accounting for transactions and advise senior management on a variety of technical accounting and business issues;

  • Lead preparation of financial material used in communications to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and senior management covering accounting issues to enable decision making;

  • Manage various special projects such as implementation of new accounting standards, transactions, and serve as financial liaison to various multi-functional task forces focused on operational issues;

  • Manage the preparation and analysis of benefit plan financial statements and related audits;

  • Oversee the Company’s global Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program;

  • Oversee the Company’s internal controls over ESG reporting;

  • Coordinate and manage accounting for international pension plans ensuring compliance with US GAAP and local statutory requirements;

  • Remain current on pending accounting guidance and evaluate the financial implications of proposed/new accounting pronouncements;

  • Update the company’s financial and accounting policies as needed and assist the Divisions in the application and adherence to the policies;

  • Partner closely with key internal and external stakeholders;

  • Deliver presentations to senior management and the Board of Directors


Required Qualifications:


  • BS in Accounting or Finance;

  • CPA required;

  • At least 10 years of practical SEC reporting experience, preferably in a Big 4 public accounting environment servicing consumer products or manufacturing clients;

  • Management experience essential;

  • Previous experience serving multinational clients preferred;

  • Strongly prefer candidates open to an overseas assignment as a possible next step;

  • Successful candidate must possess prior SEC experience within last 1-2 years



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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