Senior Specialist General Ledger - Bogotá, Colombia - Vantage Specialty Chemicals

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    Vantage is a leading supplier of naturally derived specialty ingredients and formulations that cater to the evolving needs of industrial and consumer markets. Through our chemistries, our customer focus, and our global footprint, we are ENABLING TOMORROW'S SOLUTIONS TODAY.

    As a company on the move, you'll be working as part of a collaborative team and getting to know the cultural diversity of our world. We learn from each other to constantly improve, adapt and iterate. We value the voice and talent of our colleagues by empowering them to drive their unique ideas to completion. We're convinced that exceptionally motivated employees produce outstanding results. Most importantly, we know you're going to like it here.

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    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.

    The General Ledger team 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 include, but are not limited to the following:

    • 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.

    Note: The duties listed above are not all inclusive and may be subject to periodic updating or revision.

    The Ideal Candidate

    Desired Background

    • University degree in accounting.
    • 4 to 5 years of relevant experience
    • Direct functional experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Talents

    More specifically, we would seek the following attributes and competencies for the position:

    • Solid Accounting knowledge.
    • Experience with SAP, Dynamics/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.