Manager, Financial Reporting

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

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

Location: New York, New York, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Colgate-Palmolive Company invites applications to the Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis position in our NY office. The responsibilities of this position are:

  • Lead the preparation and analysis of a wide variety of financial and other external reports including SEC filings i.e. 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filings
  • Determine appropriate accounting for transactions and advise senior management on a variety of technical accounting and business issues
  • Co-lead preparation of financial material to be used in communications to the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and senior management covering accounting issues to enable decision making
  • Preparation and analysis of benefit plan financial statements, i.e. 11-K and ERISA financial statements
  • Stay abreast of developments in accounting and reporting guidance including new accounting pronouncements issued by the SEC and/or FASB and evaluate impact on financial statements, IT systems and business processes
  • Update the Company's financial and accounting policies as needed and assist the Divisions and Internal Audit in the application and adherence to the policies
  • Co-lead in the preparation and presentation of various financial reporting and accounting topics to senior management
  • Responsibility for certain areas of Global Accounting for Pensions, Stock Options, Derivative Instruments, and Income Taxes


    Desired Skills & Experience

    Position Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • CPA Required
  • Minimum 8 years of public accounting experience, including SEC reporting experience, preferably in a Big 4 environment, with consumer products or manufacturing industry experience
  • Strong management experience essential
  • Previous experience of serving multi-national clients preferred
  • Excellent communication ability, both written and oral
  • Candidates possessing SEC experience within the last two years in a Public Accounting environment are strongly preferred
  • Self-starter ability critical to success of position incumbent
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to formulate positions on accounting issues with senior management and external auditors
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities
  • Ability to be promoted to increased levels of responsibility in different parts of the global finance organization
  • Strong analytical and PC skills; ability to work well in a team environment 

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full time