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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 Manager External Reporting and Technical Accounting

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 21, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 142409 - New York, New York, United States

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


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!  Our trustworthy 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.  As the brand with the highest household presence in the world, we transcend physical boundaries.  We win as a global organization by continually learning and collaborating.  The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, fosters experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.  If you are passionate about working for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile . . . every single day.


We want people who are passionate about being high performing team players and who can take on new challenges and go the extra mile.


The Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis position, located in our New York headquarters, requires an experienced CPA capable of managing multiple priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced organization.  This position is responsible for preparation and analysis of a wide variety of financial and other reports including quarterly SEC filings, the annual report, and the proxy statement.  The successful candidate must be highly analytical and detailed, with a high aptitude for problem solving, as well as possess excellent written and oral communication skills.


What You'll Be Doing


  • Lead the preparation and analysis of a wide variety of financial and other external reports including SEC filings i.e., 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K filings;
  • Determine appropriate accounting for transactions and advise senior management on a variety of technical accounting and business issues;
  • Co-lead preparation of financial material to be used in communications to the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and senior management covering accounting issues to enable decision making;
  • Preparation and analysis of benefit plan financial statements, i.e. 11-K and ERISA financial statements;
  • Stay abreast of developments in accounting and reporting guidance including new accounting pronouncements issued by the SEC and/or FASB and evaluate impact on financial statements, IT systems and business processes;
  • Update the Company's financial and accounting policies as needed and assist the Divisions and Internal Audit in the application and adherence to the policies;
  • Co-lead in the preparation and presentation of various financial reporting and accounting topics to senior management;
  • Responsibility for certain areas of Global Accounting for Pensions, Stock Options, Derivative Instruments, and Income Taxes.


Your Experience Includes:


  • BS in Accounting required; Masters degree preferred;
  • CPA required;
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience required, including SEC reporting experience within the last two years;
  • Experience in a public accounting environment required (preferably Big 4-public accounting environment) with experience of serving multinational clients and/or consumer products or manufacturing industry preferred;
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations required.


Characteristics for Success in This Role:


  • Ability to formulate positions on accounting issues with senior management and external auditors;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity;
  • Ability to execute and follow-through to completion and documentation;
  • High attention to detail and strong organization skills;
  • Ability to function independently and effectively in a self-directed environment;
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization;
  • Strong leadership, team building and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills; familiarity with Google Suite of tools;
  • Ability to be promoted to increased levels of responsibility in different parts of the global finance organization.



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.

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

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