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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?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 118442 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford

Salary Grade: 11/12

Reporting to: Associate Finance Director UK/Ireland


Why Work For Hill's Pet Nutrition:

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.

  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.

  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.

  • The Hill's Pet Nutrition Values: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.


Job Purpose

In this role you will provide timely and insightful financial and strategic support to multiple areas of the business, and support and assist in analysis, planning, reporting, and business decision support. The nature of this role will give you unique access to leadership and cross functional teams.


Main Responsibilities


  • Supporting the accounting function with forecasting and budgeting and analysing of SG&A and Logistic expenses.

  • SAP/ CSIP / BI/ Atlas  Planning Support

  • Set Up Vendors and monthly Purchase Order goods receipts of key vendors.

  • Working closely with the Marketing  teams to forecast Advertising and Promotional spend, ensuring accurate inclusion in the management accounts and monthly forecasts, including Budget. Also supporting the business on A&P investment decisions

  • Business partnering with the marketing team in providing financial insight and analysis on performance by Brand, for forecasts and Budgets.

  • Working closely with Marketing team leaders to hold them accountable to investment vs return decisions

  • Evaluating promotional pricing plans and strategies

  • Working Closely with the Customer Service and Logistics  teams to forecast and optimise Logistic costs

  • Delivery of insightful analysis on performance across various KPIs/segments

  • Develop and improve accounting & control processes to ensure that results are reported appropriately and on a timely basis.

  • Complete ad hoc analysis for the senior stakeholders

  • Help to maximise efficiency through the implementation of new processes


Personal Attributes


  • A highly motivated Qualified Accountant (ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA) with 2-3 years experience in a similar role

  • Strong business partnering skills and analytical skills - able to provide calculated, commercial and operational support as well as challenge

  • Attention to detail and "can do" attitude

  • Proactive approach to providing insight

  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders across the business via appropriate means

  • A strong team player who can work collaboratively as well as autonomously

  • Experience in a retail/ FMCG or multi-site operation is advantageous 


Key Challenges

As a key business partner , you will be working closely with the rest of the finance and commercial team to ensure team deadlines are met, assist in strategic planning,commercial plans are optimized,  and generally be responsible for creation, analysis and representations for the financials of the areas you support.

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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