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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:  Payroll Intern

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 26, 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 Payroll  internship is located at our headquarters in New York City. The Payroll Intern’s responsibilities will include contributing to various elements of the payroll operation and assisting with account reconciliation. They will work under the guidance of and report to the Sr Payroll Tax Manager.




  • Assistance in gathering SUI rate notices and updating control logs. 

  • Perform periodic,quarterly audits and  tax reconciliations.

  • Assistance with obtaining POA’s.

  • Provide assistance in addressing agency notices including conducting research and compiling support documentation. 

  • Assist in cleanup efforts of state agency online access 

  • Proactively identify process improvements within the departmental processing workflow.

  • Handling of incoming mail, scanning, and uploading documents to designated parties.

  • Provide support for ad hoc projects and assignments. 

  • 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





  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting,  Finance or Business preferred

  • Experience in payroll accounting preferred 

  • A fundamental understanding of payroll, GL, audit, and tax knowledge 

  • strong knowledge of payroll tax laws including federal, state and local regulation, is preferred, it is not mandatory

  • Proficiency in computer skills, with strong command of Excel, MS word, and Google Sheets required. 

  • Ability to work under pressure demonstrating high commitment to Payroll and financial reporting deadlines

  • Ability to proactively identify process improvements within the dept workflow cycle

  • Familiarity with Dayforce system is preferred 

  • Audit acumen is preferred 



Salary Range $21.00 - $22.50 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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