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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:  Payroll & Finance Accountant

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  May 25, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152772 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, UK

Reporting to: NE Accounting and Tax Manager


Hey - Colgate is looking for you!

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Now there is a fantastic opportunity for a curious and passionate Payroll & Finance Accountant to join our Northern Europe Hub Team. Could this be you?


Payroll Responsibilities

  • Review monthly stock option and Restricted Stock Unit exercise information, and ensure appropriately handled in payroll

  • Validate payroll output from payroll provider and work closely with HR to ensure accuracy of the payroll prior to its release 

  • Payroll postings into SAP - monthly payroll journals and bonus accruals et

  • Manage Intercompany payroll billings (review, GL coding, accruals)

  • Report pension and share scheme data to 3rd parties, and ensure timely payment of

  • Responsible for monthly reconciliations of the payroll related accounts both balance sheet and P&L

  • Ensure compliance with SOX controls

  • Support internal and external audits 

  • Provide all required information to KPMG and coordinate employee tax return preparation and expat P11D reporting 

  • Completion of annual HMRC reporting (P11D and Stock Option/RSU/Share related filings)

  • Ensure timely payments of HMRC liabilities (monthly/PAYE, annual/P11D, annual/tax returns)

  • Quarterly and Annual payroll reporting to the US 

  • Ensure timely payments of Revenue liabilities (Ireland)

  • Submission of stock option related reporting on ROS (Ireland)

  • Managing Concur (Travel booking and expense claim system) and responsible for employee training and processing


Financial Accounting Responsibilities

  • Ad hoc team tasks (could be but not limited to the below)
    • Preparation of material to auditors
    • Quarterly CFN reviews
    • Vendor creation
    • Sox test
    • Transfer pricing material
    • Various requests from corporate
    • Initiate payments etc


Competencies Required

  • Detailed working knowledge of UK PAYE system
  • Up to date with HMRC payroll legislation
  • Like to get knowledge about Nordic payroll
  • AAT/CIMA part qualified at minimum, CIPP qualification would be helpful
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel/Google Sheets and, ideally SAP
  • Works with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Like working with different countries
  • Structured and organised
  • Like working in autonomy

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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