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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Commercial Finance Analyst CEEME

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 3, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 112053 - Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Commercial Finance Analyst CEEME


Job Summary

The Commercial Finance Analyst will be responsible for providing financial support to the Finance and Commercial Team for the Central Eastern Europe and Middle East markets of Hill’s Pet Nutrition. This position  has an active role in the budgeting process and the monthly discipline by providing insights into business performance with a special focus on gross-to-net and advertising investment.  The Commercial Finance Analyst supports the Commercial Finance Manager with reporting & analytics, creation of new customers, control of accruals and promotional planning. Participation in ad-hoc projects is also required. 


Your role:

  • Business Partnering - 15%

    • Understand the business strategy and provide insights into business performance

    • Solid understanding of JBP plans by market and growth plans and opportunities

  • Financial Leadership - 50%

    • Provide Gross-to-Net guidance on activities and calculate P&Ls when needed.

    • Clear understanding of gross-to-net investment components

    • Gross to Net accuracy and completeness:

      • Ensure GTN accuracy by mastering promotions information flow from JBP planning and approvals to accrual creation to settlement

      • Make sure that approvals are obtained for any price reduction before set up in SAP

      • Monthly reporting of GTN by customer’s account and nature of discount

      • Maintain close partnership and communication with Commercial Team

      • Attend CBP meetings

  • Budgeting - 20%

    • Active role in the preparation and submission of  Annual Budget and Estimates 

    • Support with analytics to prepare reviews & exhibits


  • Monthly Closing - 5%

    • Check completeness of accruals for GTN in accordance with JBP plans

    • Coordinate close of local advertising with Retail marketing

    • Complete monthly SOX testing requirements

    • Support the Commercial Finance Manager with the closing of Sales in SAP- PA  


  • Internal Controls (applicable for every process described above) 10%

    • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), particularly but not only, relating to revenue cycle

    • Ensure implementation of audit recommendations, both from PWC and Corporate audits.


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business related field. Formal accounting qualification is a plus

  • 2 to 5 years’ experience, preferably with a multinational Company

  • Strong Commercial Finance background, experience in internal audit and process improvement will be beneficial

  • Fluent in English, Czech/Slovak language is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and within a team 

  • Analytical and results oriented

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and influence to obtain results

  • Curious mind and especially about the business

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Experience with Google Suite ideal

  • Strong understanding of  the SAP-related Applications (i.e. BI tools)

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Excel, Windows, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Promotes Teamwork, is driven and takes initiative

  • Independent and responsible


What We Offer:

  • annual bonus and wide range of benefits (25 vacation days, 10 sick days, meal contribution, cafeteria, pension plan contribution, life insurance, membership in private medical clinic, dental care contribution, Multisport card etc.)
  • modern and dog friendly office close to Krizikova metro station



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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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