Senior Accountant

  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

  • Responsible for the financial statement preparation both under US GAAP and Local GAAP including the preparation of journal entries, accruals, prepayments, deferrals and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Ensure transactions are captured, recorded, summarized and reported in compliance with policies and procedures, US GAAP, IFRS, as well as statutory, corporate and tax requirements (as applicable).
  • Responsible for the supervision of the fixed assets of South Cone countries related depreciation/amortization and reporting schedules for both financial and tax records.
  • Executes the remeasurement analysis from local currency to US currency by adhering to FASB 52
  • Ensure filing of timely and accurate local statutory financial statements ensuring compliance with local GAAPs.
  • Ensure consistent treatment in line with Global policies. This includes knowledge and reconciliation of US to Local GAAP differences.
  • Ensures compliance with existing and new accounting policies for both US GAAP and local GAAP including specific materiality thresholds used in the region.
  • Responsible for the FCPA and SOX controls for the financial accounting close.
  • Responsible for the transfer pricing calculations.
  • Participation in special projects. Identify any potential financial related risk areas and provide sound recommendations and solutions to Visa for mitigation of the identified risk.
  • Client incentives analysis and support to commercial area
  • Handle ad-hoc projects as assigned by the Management.
  • Responsible of coordinate external audits


  • Degree in Accounting or ACCA or equivalent
  • CPA equivalent and MBA/Graduate studies
  • Minimum 7 years relevant accounting experience in a multi-national publicly traded company
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong understanding of accounting controls and tax issues as applicable to local standards as well as under US GAAP.
  • Experience in a public accounting firm is preferred Technical
  • Knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS and local accounting and tax requirements
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
    • Must project credibility and integrity.
    • Good business judgment.
    • Works well under pressure.
    • People-oriented/team player.
    • Takes initiative; self-motivator.
    • Ability to work well under pressure.


  • Good business English, both oral and written

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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