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Senior Accountant in Nationwide Colombia at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

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Job ID: CHE001857

About Us

Lipesa, a company of the ChemTreat family is different specialty chemical manufacturer with operations since 1980. We specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and sales of chemicals.
ChemTreat operates as a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, one of the top Fortune 500 companies; our proprietary solutions enable our customers to optimize the use of water, chemical solutions used within their processes, improve energy costs, extend the life of assets, improve process operations and reduce downtime. We have experience in a variety of industries, including automotive, beverages, food, chemicals, fuel processing, metals, and mining, energy, oil, pulp and paper and textile industries. We also serve business and institutional clients, including data centers, district energy providers, universities, public buildings and hospitals. Our company has developed a strong portfolio of products for the prevention of corrosion; scale and biological contamination in systems critical heat transfer and advanced polymers for industrial wastewater.
Employer / ADA:
Lipesa, it is an employer that offers equal opportunities. We evaluate qualified regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any characteristic protected by law.


The Senior Accountant is responsible for supervising all the accounting transactions based in statutory and USGAAP accounting and delivering the month-end closing with high standards of quality and in compliance with local regulation. In addition is responsible for supervising the local tax process for the Company (review of the local tax returns and the requirements for the Tax Authority and other local statutory entities).

Establishes and maintains the general accounting reporting and practices for the organization. Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare and/or review necessary journal entries for properly stated ledgers and financial statements in accordance with regulations (e.g., GAAP) and company policy. May perform bookkeeping or account management duties. Includes accounts payable, cost accounting, cash management and Controllers responsible for only accounting.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Ensure all the accounting transactions are recorded timely and accurately with a high standard of supporting documentation.
  • Review the accounting entries performed by other team members and performs accounting entries such as accruals, deferrals and reclassifications as needed to ensure compliance with USGAAP, IFRS and tax requirements. Such entries could include intercompany movements, fixed assets, deferred assets, payroll, allocation of expenses, and adjustments of reserves and provisions.
  • Prepare financial statements in a timely and accurate manner in compliance with the Colombian regulations and following the Company Global Accounting Policy.
  • Perform reconciliations regarding Balance Sheet accounts, that include explain and adjust of the outstanding balances.
  • Management of the ERP modules and its reconciliation with the General Ledger.
  • Ensure that the accounting and tax documentation is updated and maintains the traceability of it in order to support the accounting and the taxes in proper way.
  • Provide support in internal and external audits.
  • Review of the local tax returns and the requirements for the Tax Authority and other local statutory entities.
  • Actively participate and support of the improving accounting process into the ERP.

Job Requirements


Required experience:
  • Graduate in Public Accounting (with professional license).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in General Accounting Roles
  • Experience in emission and analyzing of Financial Statements.
  • Knowledge in US GAAP and IFRS accounting principles.
  • Updated knowledge in the latest tax regulations.
  • Desirable experience in ERPs like JDE, Oracle or SAP.

  • Advanced English, capable of holding conversations on his/her own.
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Customer service oriented (internal and external)
  • Ability to work under pressure and a high degree of ability to define priorities.
  • Oriented to detail and organized.
  • Proactive and with a high sense of teamwork.
  • Focused on process improvement.
  • Analysis and information processing.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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