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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:  Hills ANZ Accounts Receivable Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  May 16, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159803 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


About Hill’s

We are Hill’s - an innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are part of Colgate-Palmolive a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.

At Hill's we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pets through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and committed people.

Our strong culture of diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Collaboration and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and experiences.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks


Note – This is a 9 months Fixed term contract role


Job Summary:

As the Accounts Receivable Analyst, your focus will be on allocating customer payments and deductions. You will use SAP as a financial tool in managing customer accounts, rebate accruals and reconciliation reports. You will also have a direct connection with the customers, taking quick action to resolve and  escalate issues, where required.

In addition you will serve as the subject matter expert as you collaborate with Customer Development Teams and Customer Service & Logistics Teams on order-related matters. As a SME you will also help drive process improvement initiatives in the credit to collection area. You will also be responsible for the control and management of the customer accounts which includes testing internal controls.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Posting Incoming payments, working with the sales team to confirm the details of promotional deductions vs events in a timely manner

  • Administer the SAP Rebate process including accruals and payments and subsequent tipback of accruals where appropriate

  • Perform release of retained orders according to payments and cleaning of balances

  • Analyze current account balances daily to monitor their age and correctness, and follow up with customers proactively to ensure timely collection

  • Perform monthly aged analysis review, provide minutes and follow up action points

  • Project and monitor future collections from customers

  • Review the prompt payment deductions by customers for validity, and seek authorisation for discrepancies. Timely communication with customers to reverse invalid deductions

  • Perform periodic credit limit review 

  • Performs quarterly commentaries on cash flows and accounts receivable balances

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Works with external and internal auditors to assist in the SOX Audit process

  • Spearhead system transition from SAP R3 to SAP Hanna, leading the change for the C2C processes and actively participating in the transition of rebate management

  • Continually look for ways to improve efficiency and leverage digital to create a better C2C Process, including the use of FEED culture to help achieve this transformation

  • Work cross functionally using multifunctional team to review current rebate and pricing process, with a view to future enhancements

  • Live Hill’s values, including DE&I


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Finance

  • Knowledge SAP 

  • Financial analysis capacity


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years in similar positions in accounts receivable

  • Experience in FMCG industry is an advantage

  • Knowledge of accounting processes and internal control

  • Strong Excel and Google Sheets skills

  • SAP Proficiency

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent analytics and problem solving skills.


Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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