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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 Auditor

Travel Required?:  Travel - 75% of time or more
Date:  May 17, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 152136 - New York, New York, United States

Senior Auditor


We at Colgate Palmolive are looking for a Senior Auditor to support the evolution of our Corporate Audit function; enhance the risk-based internal audit methodology for operational, compliance and financial internal audit reviews; and apply leading technology solutions to internal audit processes.

A qualified risk management and internal audit professional, who will work across our global organization to identify risks, help manage their impact on the organization, and influence decisions in the business.

You will innovate, implement and iterate on internal audit methodology, practices and tools to enable the effective execution and delivery of high quality, timely audits by the Corporate Audit team.

To be effective, you’ll stay close to the business to ensure that Corporate Audit is engaged where it counts by having a deep understanding of Colgate-Palmolive’s business and ways of working. You’ll thrive in this position if you are a master relationship builder, effective in agile, fast-moving organizations and enjoy working in a high-performing and highly-collaborative international team environment. Additionally, you’ll leverage a broad network of industry peers to provide insights and implement technology-led audit practices, provide guidance to the Corporate Audit team, and counsel business teams about control improvements and risk management principles. 


As a Senior Auditor you must demonstrate strong communication, planning, administrative, technical, and process management skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships and coordination with global audit team members. 

  • Obtain and perform appropriate analysis of data for the audit entity to assess risk(s), develop an audit program to address identified risk(s), prepare the audit planning memorandum, conduct appropriate audit tests, and ensure that testing is completed as scheduled and documented in compliance with both departmental and IIA standards
  • Understand and be familiar with technology and leading practices specific to audit analytics to help drive strategic benefits in the areas of audit quality, efficiency and value. It is important to show initiative to understand business trends and needs and be eager to learn new technologies related to data analytics
  • Prepare the exit meeting agenda and presentation, leading the exit meeting, developing the discussion draft of the audit report and submitting the draft to senior audit management for review, comments, and approval
  • Follow up on audit findings to ensure timely and proper remediation
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with local business unit personnel, and keep senior audit management informed in a timely manner of the progress and issues identified during the audit as well as constantly monitor the progress of the audit
  • Review staff auditors' work to ensure that it was performed in compliance with the audit program, departmental and IIA audit quality standards, provide timely feedback regarding individual performance, and provide direction and timely support to the audit team in all phases of the audit fieldwork, including on the job training when required
  • Look for opportunities to improve by identifying and facilitating resolution of all issues that may inhibit the audit team's performance and resolving any outstanding questions/issues related to the audit
  • Conduct special reviews and projects as directed by senior management
  • Understand business trends and stay up-to-date on standards, as well as stay abreast of company and external policies and procedures
  • Be eager to learn new technologies on data analytics to think strategically and leverage technology to deliver analytical insights and have a willingness to experiment and try new techniques
  • Liaise with corporate personnel for clarification on application of policies and procedures



  • Bachelor´s degree in Finance or equivalent
  • One relevant certification (e.g., CA, CPA, CIA, CRMA, CFE, CA, CAMS, CISA, etc.)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in operational, financial or compliance auditing in a multinational, manufacturing company. Understanding of broad accounting/auditing concepts (e.g., GAAP, SOX, IIA Standards, etc.) and business processes
  • Excellent command of MS Office Tool (Excel) and scripting/macros
  • Working knowledge of SAP & Google Workspace
  • Knowledge of Visualization tools (Domo, Tableau, Google Data Studio) and techniques
  • An analytical and broad business perspective on issues, ability to delve into detail
  • Results oriented
  • Autonomous, promoting team-work, problem solving
  • Excellent communication (fluent in English - written & spoken) and interpersonal skills
  • An inquisitive mind, with an appetite for discovery.
  • Ethical conduct, integrity and objectivity in all circumstances. 
  • Strict adherence to the Company’s Code of Conduct and values. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel about 75% of the time


Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Relevant analytics experience
  • Basic understanding of data mining and programming languages such as R, R Shiny, Python, SQL, etc
  • Basic knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and usage, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with process mining and Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Familiarity with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concepts and frameworks will be considered a plus. 


Salary Range $88,800 - $131,250 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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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