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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:  Financial Analyst, Costing

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Dec 28, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 118280 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

We are looking for a Financial Analyst, Costing to join the team!

The Financial Analyst, Costing is responsible for supporting the North America Finance Supply Chain team. The analyst plays an active role in budgeting, supervising and analyzing supply chain end to end cost including material and both internal and external manufacturing cost. The position reports to Associate Director, Supply Chain Finance. The position requires a high degree of independence and self-drive, as well as positive relationship building and social skills.


Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Lead overall NA costing process, working closely with plant controllers, CS&L finance team, External Manufacturing team, Procurement team, Commercial finance team and CBS:
  • Leading NA costing team, provide mentorship and deliver performance KPI
  • Analyze and verify overall supply chain end to end costs, balancing accounts to identify areas of opportunity and risk
  • Supervise internal and external Raw Pack Material inventory and cost process flow in close collaboration with the procurement organization.
  • Prepare monthly inventory reconciliations working closely with procurement and external manufacturers
  • Investigate and resolve Raw-Pack Material/external manufacturing vendor discrepancies related to price and quantity. Verify and provide back-up documentation and approvals for discrepancies.
  • Handle new vendor setup process and support in payment process
  • Support the annual budgeting, LE, quarterly forecasting and cost of sales process :
  • Coordinate half yearly and ad hoc standard cost updates, perform monthly variances' analysis, funding the growth performance and communicate key drivers.
  • Perform P&L cost valuation
  • Run CEB and depreciation schedule for company owned Fixed Assets at external manufacturers
  • Analyze and assess cause and effect relationships relating to sourcing changes between company plants and external manufacturing
  • Support the Plant annual budgeting, LE and quarterly forecasting process:
  • Collaborate with USCO Plant Controllers to consolidate spending data for the budget/LE process
  • Analyze and distribute expenses at sub brand level, working with various B&P Managers to ensure accuracy of manufacturing expense distribution
  • Consolidate all costing data for Plant, Department Administrative, Payroll, Depreciation, EMO, Scrap, and Imports
  • Present consolidated information key stakeholders for approval before preparing system and loading information
  • Collaborate with CBS to ensure journal entry accuracy
  • Coordinate Supply Chain Finance month end close, perform reporting & analysis on monthly margin performance
  • Ensure internal control in procurement and external manufacturing areas eg. SOX documentation, testing & issues resolution
  • Perform special analysis, reporting, and projects upon request

It is encouraged that the individual consistently meets business deadlines, while demonstrating personal initiative, cross functional leadership, business understanding and requiring a minimum level of supervision.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, or related field.
  • MBA/CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years of financial experience required, previous US operations experience a plus
  • Sophisticated SAP skills required
  • Strong Spreadsheet and organization skills
  • Strong communication skills as well as planning and priority setting abilities
  • Analytical skills plus strong attention to detail and quality assurance
  • Team/relationship building skills – ability to collaborate with people from various functions/fields

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: New Jersey

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