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Sr Specialist Accounting LATAM Bogotá

Vantage Specialty Chemicals

Vantage Specialty Chemicals Bogotá Bogota Colombia

2 months ago

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Vantage Shared Services Center delivers high quality services for Finance and Accounting. In Bogotá we are opening a new SSC with the aim of serving Latin America and North America in several processes.

Accounting teams is responsible to ensure the correct and daily execution of key responsibilities in the General Ledger and accounting area in accordance with the Company Accounting process and policies. The team supports projects, including process standardization, tools implementation and other ad hoc projects. General functional expert with responsibility for processes and the delivery of services with his/her team.

Key Responsibilities and General Accountabilities:

• Preparation of month-end journal entries: accruals, depreciation, provisions, prepayments by ensuring entries are recorded in accordance with company policies and all deadlines are accomplished.

• Maintain GL accounts and prepare Balance Sheet Reconciliations.

•... Conduct Intercompany confirmations and monthly reconciliations of Intercompany accounts.

• Prepare monthly, quarter and annual reports.

• Review and book of Fixed Assets; analyze Construction in Progress accounts and prepare Month-end Fixed Assets reconciliation.

• Monthly booking of Payroll into general ledgers.

• Maintain close contact with Regional Teams and Group Accounting to analyze monthly business results in detail.

• Coordinate with other departments to obtain information about transactions and research unreconciled items.

• Preparation of External and Internal Audit requests.

• Assistance in the preparation of the financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and Local GAAP standards.

• Lead and participate in cross-functions ad hoc projects and tasks assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Solid Accounting knowledge.

• Experience with SAP/Epicor is an advantage.

• Experience in a Shared Service environment is an advantage.

• Ability to read, write and communicate in English and Spanish in a business setting is a must.

• Ability to pay close attention to detail and high degree of customer orientation.

• Problem solving and analytical skills.

• Self-motivated and self-directed individual.

• Ability and desire to learn new activities and processes.

• Availability to travel for periods of 3 to 4 weeks to transfer knowledge.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

• University degree in accounting.

• 3 to 4 years of relevant experience

• Direct functional experience.

Vantage is a fast-growing, leading global supplier of naturally derived specialty ingredients and formulations that cater to the evolving needs of consumer and industrial markets. Through our chemistries, our customer focus and our vertically integrated farming, manufacturing, and formulation facilities around the world, we are Enabling Tomorrow's Solutions Today.

With more than 1,000 employees, $1+ billion in sales and a footprint in 13 countries around the world, Vantage is driven by an intense focus on our customers, providing a broad portfolio of customized solutions, formulations and ingredients that are tailored to meet their specific needs.

Vantage is structured in two divisions: Consumer Solutions is focused on market segments where we have the right product portfolio and technical capabilities to win. Our Beauty & Personal Care and Food business units aim to be the customer's partner of choice in delivering solutions, formulations and ingredients that best meet their needs. Performance Solutions encapsulates our Performance Materials and Oleo business units and is focused on select industrial applications where we offer differentiated solutions built on our foundational oleo chemistry.

Under the leadership of Steve Doktycz, a 27-year chemical industry and strategic development veteran, its tenured leadership team represents decades of industry experience coupled with entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for natural chemistries. Vantage is headquartered in the United States (Deerfield, IL, a Chicago suburb
Bogotá Bogota Colombia

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