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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:  Finance Analyst

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 23, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 145303 - Richmond, Indiana, United States

Finance Analyst - Richmond Plant

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. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply.

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. Our decades of science and research guide us in creating nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together. As the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health.

The Plant Finance Analyst position exists to provide financial expertise and support for the Plant Strategic Leadership Team and Corporate Product Supply Chain Finance whilst helping to ensure adequate governance and controls at the Plant level. The Richmond, Indiana plant is an established global pet food manufacturing site. The Finance Analyst will assist in development of reporting and presenting to Plant Leadership teams, participate in developing budgets and reconciling actual results, support financial awareness (plant training on finance) and governance (internal controls/SOX duties). This position's core areas of responsibility will include capital investments, participation on plant initiatives focused on efficiency, root cause analysis, automation, data driven analytics, dashboard and PI development, MRO procurement, Inventory Management including physical counts, SAP queries, etc. As with all other Salaried Plant positions, the Finance Analyst is a member of the Plant's Coordinating Team typically representing the top 25 cross functional leaders in Operations, Engineering, Finance, HR, Quality and Environmental Health & Safety. The Finance Analyst is a relied upon consultant to the business.

What you will do


  • Assist Plant Controller in the coordination of the Budget, LE, and MRE process by ensuring adherence to timelines and data submission requests. Analyze and verify budget cost changes vs. prior periods.
  • Collaborate with the Plant Controller and Engineering Team on the Capital Management program.
    • Engage with the Engineering Team for monthly spend discussions, project status, and asset updates.
    • Prepare capitalization files for monthly review and submission.
    • Coordinate, perform, and document Fixed Asset physical count, and validation of results (e.g. potential write-offs, idles).
    • Assist with the development and validation of Financials supporting the Capital Program.
  • Assist in month-end close activities: preparing and booking journal entries; working with budget owners to develop accruals; preparing expense and balance sheet account reconciliations; and preparing detailed spending reports and variance analysis (overtime, temps, etc).
  • Drive improvement activities in Accounts Payable to reduce transaction costs and increase value added reporting capabilities to the Plant.
    • Engage with Plant personnel to ensure timely resolution of invoices in MRBR/GRIR query resolution.
    • Monitor purchase order reports in SAP to ensure timely and accurate goods receipts and PO closure.
    • Create purchase requisitions and convert them to purchase orders after approval as requested.
  • Maintain and reconcile petty cash and misc deposits.
  • Responsible for leases, including new leases, DLC, & associated budgets
  • Participate in full physical inventories and assist in researching inventory variances.
  • Participate in Sarbanes-Oxley audit testing, as it pertains to all internal control SOPs.
  • Provide support in driving Funding the Growth (FTG) discipline; validate potential savings, track results, and ensure implementation of savings projects.
  • Understand and comply with Hill’s policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. Identify and report Food Safety issues to management
  • Participation on cross-functional teams and special projects, as needed, necessitating interaction with a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders, including Colgate Palmolive Shared Business Service Centers, various Plant Teams, Corporate Partners, Indirect Procurement, Colgate Internal Audit, Vendors, other Mfg Facilities, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Supply Chain or related fields
  • Proficiency with Excel and Google Workspace tools


Preferred Qualifications


  • 2+ years of experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing and/or Customer Service & Logistics
  • CPA, CMA or Candidate
  • Experience with SAP or other enterprise resource planning systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaboratively work with cross-functional personnel in a team based environment
  • Ability to work independently, at times under stressful conditions, to meet deadlines / commitments 

Salary Range $68,880 - $96,400 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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana

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