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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:  Manager, State & Local Tax

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 15, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 130405 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


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.


Colgate-Palmolive is recruiting candidates for the role of Manager, State and Local Tax.  This position will sit at the Hill’s Corporate office in Topeka, KS with the Hill’s Tax Department and the Indirect State Tax COE, putting this position close to other key finance and business resources within the Hill’s Division.  This position supports the Colgate SALT Director as well as the Hill’s Tax COE Director in managing state and local income tax for Hill’s. This includes compliance management, apportionment, planning, and incentive support.  Additionally, the role will provide support for Colgate state income tax where needed and will also support the Indirect State Tax COE, providing support for property and other indirect tax needs.

Specific position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Manage state and local tax provision, reserves, etc. for Hill’s and support Colgate SALT provision as needed;

  • Prepare and/or review Hill’s separate company income tax returns, using OneSource Income Tax software;

  • Manage Hill’s quarterly income tax estimates and extensions;

  • Prepare and analyze state apportionment for Hill’s;

  • Manage any Hill’s income tax audits, inquiries, notices, or litigation;

  • Assist Colgate SALT Director and Senior Analyst in preparing and/or reviewing combined return compliance;

  • Monitor for and prepare any incentive compliance (KS HPIP, KY KRA, abatements, etc.);

  • Calculate state income tax credits and ensure proper inclusion in income tax provision;

  • Support SALT Director and Hill’s Tax COE Director in identifying tax issues and opportunities for the Hill’s domestic business, and collaborating to determine tax consequences and implement solutions (i.e., state tax planning);

  • Monitor state tax law changes and analyze impact to Colgate and ensure continued compliance;

  • Oversee Indirect Tax Analyst with Colgate and Hill’s property tax compliance and budgeting;

  • Monitor property valuations for appeal or savings opportunities;

  • Provide technical support for other state indirect tax types (sales and use tax, gross receipts taxes, business license/annual report management, tonnage, etc.) as needed to support Indirect Tax Manager and SALT group;


Position Requirements:


  • 5+ years overall tax experience, public or private; 

  • 3+ years technical state income tax experience;

  • BS, BA or degree in Accounting;

  • CPA preferred;

  • Working understanding of SAP;

  • Experience/working knowledge of Excel;

  • Detailed technical knowledge of state tax law and ability to apply such knowledge in a strategic and compliant manner;

  • Knowledge and awareness of US federal income tax and international tax rules;

  • Knowledge of and experience with ASC740 accounting for income tax;
  • Ability to research and communicate complex tax, technical issues;
  • Understanding of or experience with property tax and other indirect taxes preferred;
  • Familiarity with OneSource Tax software or alternative tax software preferred;

  • Understanding of US GAAP Tax Reporting preferred;

  • Cross functional / cross leadership exposure preferred.



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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