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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 Team Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 113203 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?

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

Our diligent 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.

The Experience

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for the position of Plant Finance Team Leader in our Global Finance Organization. This role is in the Global Application and America’s Organization supporting Divisional and Subsidiary teams in North America, Latin America and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. This position is based in Topeka, Kansas.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and provides leadership for month/quarter/year accounting closes (Reviewing of expenses vs budget, Accruals, Preparing journal entries, Preparing & Reviewing of Balance Sheet reconciliations)
  • Coordinates, prepares and analyzes Budget, LE and MRE forecasts
  • Bi-Weekly Payroll Processing Management & Support
  • Inventory and Fixed Assets Accounting / Reporting / Counting
  • Supervision of a Finance Specialist, AP/PO Support, Capital, Petty Cash)
  • Standard Costing Support
  • Leading plant level FTG (Savings) program, ideation sessions, projects and related reporting vs. goal
  • Implement and maintain effective governance, SOX and internal control environment
  • Delivers financial training for plant management, team leaders and technicians
  • Production Orders (Yield) Evaluating, Controlling and working with business partners on continuous improvement and material losses reduction
  • Participates in cross-functional project teams that support Topeka Plant operations and strategic projects as vital
  • Assists in providing financial evaluation of major savings and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Performs on site audit observations

Basic Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a Related field
  • 3+ Year of prior Accounting/Finance/Controlling work experience
  • 1+ Year of experience in Supply Chain/Logistics environment
  • Prior experience with leading staff / project teams
  • Very strong proven understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional areas in a team work environment

Preferred Education/ Experience

  • CPA or Post-Graduate
  • Experience with ERP (SAP)
  • Experience in payroll processing (Kronos)
  • Experience in cost accounting, preferably in the manufacturing industry
  • Google Sheets / Suite knowledge

Travel Requirements

Encouraged percentage of travel: Up to 5 %


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.

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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