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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 181 locations, the company has almost 14,969 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Financial Controlling Trainee

Financial & Controlling Trainee - Your future position?
As a Financial and Controlling trainee you will maintain accuracy and integrity of financial data in the systems to enable timely reporting according to regulations. You will be reporting to the Financial Controller. 
If you are someone with knowledge on Controlling and Financial processes, here is our exciting role for you:
General Accounting

  • Carry out Balance Sheet and P&L reviews in close relationship with the business services center
  • Investigate major variances and follow up for timely resolution in line with the predefined timetable set by Corporate Reporting
  • Provide regular analysis major variances and for any other business needs
  • Prepare draft reports for Fiscal reporting (statutory accounts and Corporation tax computation). This includes all periodic tax planning and reporting
  • Perform troubleshooting related to General Accounting entries and involving the business services center to make required adjustments
  • Treasury/Bank Reporting and provide regular & trouble shooting support to Treasury for payments and main point of contact
  • Payroll support for account reconciliation and employee setup
  • Point of contact for business service center teams 
  • Assist in checking of compliance with internal procedure and controls
  • Support local management in the development and analysis of business plans and cost savings opportunities etc
  • Participating in Finance-related projects assigned
  • Provide regular support to Site Controllers and other analysis support 

Internal controls over financial accounting and reporting (ICON)

  • Annual cross functional review of ICON controls
  • Perform spot checks

Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come and join us – and impact your world.
Your professional profile includes:

  • Qualified Financial Accountant 
  • Min 1-2 years related experience 
  • Fluent in English, local language a plus
  • Ability to reach high quality standards, to pay attention to details and to respect deadlines
  • Service oriented mindset bringing value to the organisation
  • Ability to work independently and committed to continuous personal development
  • Travel mobility between Givaudan & affiliate sites and for assigned projects
  • Highly computer literate: SAP experience, Excel


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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