Tax, Billing and Collections Specialist

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Corporate Functions team is the “enablement engine” of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Finance, HR, Office Management, Legal, IT, Operations, etc. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!


Job summary:

In this role you are part of the accounting and financial team in Colombia and work in close coordination and under the supervision of our Controller. You are responsible for the calculation of all taxes relevant to our company and must ensure that filings and payments are made correctly and on time. This role works in collaboration with other employees of our entity in Colombia to ensure that client receivables are managed in accordance with group policies and to manage portfolio collections. Additionally, you will assist with monthly closings and periodic reporting to headquarters, as well as involvement in various individual and group accounting projects. Your role requires a high degree of proactivity and proposals for improvements in the processes and activities of the team. This role of Tax, Billing and Collections Specialist will document your processes in charge and share them with your other South Pole employees according to the transition dynamics, changes and vacation protocols of the team.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Through teamwork, assist in requirements of the DIAN, Superintendence of Societies, Fiscal Auditors and other supervision entities in Colombia 
  • Prepare and submit the tax returns in charge of South Pole Carbon Asset Management S.A.S. for the timely review of the Controller before their effective submission to the supervision and control entities of Colombia 
  • Responsible for recording, processing and reconciling transactions of bank accounts, credit cards and short-term investments 
  • Document processes, adopt them and communicate them to the South Pole team, with a view to learning from all financial processes and teaching yours to other members of the finance team to facilitate and implement good collaborative and empathetic practices 
  • Elaboration of invoices for the sale of carbon credits and consulting projects for Colombia and abroad; following up on delayed sales invoices, collection management and periodic reporting 
  • Support in the monetization of payments and collections of drafts from abroad, as well as support to the team in the creation of payment lots in virtual branches, online payments and cash flow and treasury activities 
  • Assume, if necessary, new responsibilities in the accounting and financial area for the growth of South Pole Colombia, adapting to new processes, responsibilities or other functions relevant to the finance and administration team

Requirements:

Essential -

  • Completed studies in Public Accounting or a related discipline 
  • Working experience or specialization in Colombian tax accounting 
  • Updated accounting and tax knowledge, insights in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 
  • Working knowledge with accounting ERPs 
  • Proficient written and oral command of Spanish 
  • Expert in Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel) 
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, sense of responsibility and willingness to take initiative
  • Teamwork oriented with a can-do attitude, creativity and prudence 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while keeping attention to details

Desirable - 

  • Excellent oral and written skills in English would be an advantage

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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