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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 Manager - Accounting

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 151173 - Tokyo, Tokyo-To, Japan

Job Summary
Primary responsibilities are to:

  • Responsibility of statutory financial statement preparation
  • Manage and coordinate the monthly / quarterly and annual management closing process
  • Ensure statutory tax and VAT compliance
  • Manage the accounting team (accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury, accounting)
  • Lead/Participate in finance projects


Principal Duties and Responsibilities




  • Manage and coordinate month end closing process


  • Tax return preparation


  • Compliance with Internal Control and SOX


  • Balance sheet reconciliation


  • Treasury Management


  • Annual 10K, FTCQ reporting


  • Transfer Pricing management


  • Monitoring Physical Inventory Count twice a year


  • People Management, PM&D


  • Ad hoc global finance project


Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience

Minimum education: Master’s degree in Finance / Economy / Accounting 
Experience requirements: 5 years or more in Finance/Accounting in an international company


Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills to be able to work effectively with management and other functions
  • English communication skills to work with Finance Director and Colgate/Hill’s Global Headquarters
  • Strong PC skills, including Windows and spreadsheet applications (Google Sheets and Excel)
  • SAP experience an advantage


Leadership Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
    • Work effectively with people in Finance (both local and in the Company’s shared service center in Mumbai), other departments, functions and regions
    • Encourage others to think outside their functional areas to solve an issue or develop new ideas. 
    • Strive for continuous improvement and challenge the status quo. Initiate and manage change - Act as a catalyst to change
    • Show ability to communicate clearly, simply and effectively
  • Analysis/Decision Making
    • Systematically breaks down complex problems into component parts
    • Collects information from different sources to identify patterns, trends and solutions
    • Identifies options and analyzes pros and cons of important decisions


Functional Competencies

  • Financial Statement Impact
    • Accurately records transactions, maintains up-to-date reconciliations and provides timely reports
    • Understands principles of accounting and the impact of transactions on Colgate's general ledger and financial statements 
    • Enforces proper documentation and approval procedures


  • Financial Analysis and Business Insights
    • Develops effective analyses that consider data such as trends, comparisons and ratios to generate business insights
    • Introduces analyses with a summary of the data and a narrative description of what is included
    • Thoroughly reviews own work before passing it on to others 
  • Leveraging Systems and Technology
    • Thoroughly learn and consistently apply the SAP transaction codes for your area
    • Demonstrates thorough understanding of end-to-end processes
    • Improve business application system skills (e.g., Google Sheet, Excel files, SAP scripts) 
    • Constantly monitors accuracy of systems-provided information

Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Reports to Finance Director
  • Does this position supervise:  Yes – 2 permanent employees and 1 temp staff
  • Internal: Business Partner to Customer Service and Logistics Team, European Treasury Centre (ETC)
  • External: Banks, Customs, Tax office


Travel Requirements
Twice per year within Japan for Inventory Stock-take
Project related international travel


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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