Senior Accountant
Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia
hace 2 días

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment.

We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world.

The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs 13,000 people globally. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working.

Adapting to the ever-changing environment, our work is focused on ambitiously reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities.

Arup is rising to these new challenges : by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world.

Our Bogota Office is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join the team. The Senior Accountant will be a key player in supporting the office’s finance, accounting transactions and current statutory reporting requirements.


The Senior Accountant will be reporting directly to the Accounting Manager. She / he will handle many day-to-day activities relating to Latin America’s accounting, tax, as well as monthly financial reporting.

The successful candidate will be eager to both dig into the details and view operations at a high level to create process efficiency.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Responsible for the control and maintenance of the accounting records to ensure they are carried out in accordance with accounting principles and current tax regulations
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and perform / review account reconciliations
  • Execute vendor, sub consultant and payroll payments on a weekly basis
  • Prepare financial statements and coordinate with external auditor to ensure required compliance are filed on accurately and timely
  • Prepare annual shareholder meetings and other compliance documents
  • Revenue and expense tax compliance with local tax authorities including, but not limited to : reviewing accruals, offsetting credits, and final liabilities / payments and ensuring proper tracking of and payments of taxes
  • Guarantee the correct interpretation and application of tax regulations
  • Interpret the rules for accounting and tax management issued by the supervisory bodies and control bodies
  • Participate in the execution and control of policies and procedures to ensure the correct application of accounting rules are enforced
  • Coordinate, distribute and control the functions of the staff under their charge
  • Provide adhoc support outside to other Latin America entities as needed
  • Key requirements :

    o 5+ years of financial accounting and tax experience dealing with month-end close, tax compliance, and financial reporting

    o Knowledge of tax and accounting regulations in Colombia

    o Knowledge of tax and accounting regulations in other Latin American countries such as Mexico preferred

    o Professional in Public Accounting, graduated and registered in Colombia with a valid professional card

    o Fluent in Spanish and English

    o Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, word, PowerPoint).

    o Experience using JD Edwards preferred

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