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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Finance & Controlling Trainee

Purpose of the role

A Financial Controlling Trainee maintains accuracy and integrity of financial data in the systems to enable timely reporting, being in compliance with regulations applicable to the local entity(ies). In this position you will be based in Mumbai and reporting to the Finance Director.


Your Professional profile Includes:

•    Qualified Financial Accountant with a Management qualification.
•    Min 3-5 years related experience 
•    Fluent in English and local language.
•    Ability to reach high quality standards, attention to detail and respect deadlines
•    Service oriented mind-set 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
•    Willing to relocate for overseas assignments.


In this position you will:

•    Support business partners in the area of Trade Affairs including FTAs, ensuring availing of all eligible duty drawback and export incentives.
•    Monitor compliance to local regulations applicable to the local entity(ies).
•    Undertake specialist project work within a finance setting including the delivery of financial support and advice, legal compliance, banking compliance, accountancy and audit services as appropriate to the section worked in.
•    Collaborate and business partner with shared services, regional finance team and local cross functional team
•    Support local management in the development and analysis of business plans and cost savings opportunities
•    Support the local management in restructuring / merger / dissolution of acquired legal entities.


Internal controls over financial accounting and reporting (ICON)
•    Annual cross functional review of ICON controls
•    Perform spot checks


Technical Skills

•    Highly computer literate : SAP experience, Advanced Excel, Google Suite



•    Integrity and Trust
•    Functional and Technical Skills
•    Action Oriented
•    Customer Focus
•    Peer Relationships
•    Self-Development
•    Informing
•    Process Management
•    Decision Quality
•    Business Acumen


Our benefits:

  • Attractive package with benefits.
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development.
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you.                                                                                                                                                                         *LI-Y

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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