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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:  NA Payroll Tax Manager/Associate Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 14, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 148984 - 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 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 . . . .


Colgate-Palmolive is recruiting qualified candidates for the role of NA Payroll Manager/Associate Manager. This important role who will be part of the Payroll Center of Excellence, supported by Colgate Business Services.  This role will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely statutory filings, proper handling of agency notices, and review and analysis of employee tax withholdings for the North America business.  In addition, this position will  monitor changes to tax regulations,  provide support to the company's global equity compensation program, and lead process improvement initiatives.


Position Overview:


This position is a hybrid role with both in-office and remote work.  Position responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following areas:


*Ensure compliance for payroll tax withholdings for employees including:

  • Federal, state, local tax withholdings
  • Non-resident alien, review visa documentation for tax exemption
  • Multi Jurisdiction review

*Facilitate the proper taxation of cash and non-cash fringe benefits (gifts, tuition assistance, car allowances, child care benefits etc.);Oversee payroll updates for employee disability, NYSIF reporting, review and payments;

*Audit employee tax withholdings for semi-monthly payroll;

*Review employee live/work status and identify potential issues;

*Review and reconcile tax returns prepared and filed by third party vendor;

*Work with third-party vendors to ensure amendments are filed timely and accurately;

*Provide support to the GL team in reconciling tax items;

*Responsible for quarterly and year-end tax activities, W2 Review, analyzing W2C requests and third party review, year end special processing and 1099 preparation;

*Oversee the agency notice process, maintain website logins, ensure payments are made on a timely basis and conduct root cause analysis to minimize future assessments;

*Authorize tax payments from third-party vendors to agencies and code appropriately;

*Liaise with Federal/State/Local agencies as necessary;

*Partner with third-party vendors to ensure competitive unemployment rates and ensure rates are updated timely in the Ceridian Dayforce system;

*Work with third-party payroll vendors to establish new registrations for state and local jurisdictions by legal entity;

*Provide reports and analysis for audits and business partner requests (workmen's comp, tax credits, ad hoc requests);

*Spport tax projects including new acquisition integration;

*Maintain effective control procedures over all aspects of the tax process;

*Partner with the Payroll team, Treasury, Corporate Tax, IT, Global Mobility, third-party payroll providers and government agencies to ensure tax compliance;

*Provide guidance and expertise in setting up the proper taxation of various deductions and pay types;

*Monitor changes to tax regulations to ensure compliance and make appropriate updates to policies and strategies.


Position Requirements:


*Bachelor's degree required;

*Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in payroll tax;

*Strong accounting, analytical, and research skills;

*Excellent written and oral communication skills;

*Strong knowledge of tax code, compliance and procedures for corporations;

*Familiarity with U.S. federal, state and local reporting requirements;

*Ability to work well independently as well as with other stakeholders;

*Strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills;

*Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks.



Salary Range:  $ 107,760 - $158,445 USD

Pay is based on several non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location.  In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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