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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.

Tax Manager

Tax Manager - Your future role? 


As a Tax Manager for Japan, you will be based in our office in Tokyo and will report to the Finance Director.

You will support the Japan market while working closely together with our Givaudan Business Solutions and Head Office as well. You will be in connection with the tax authorities and our partner for tax filing.

In this exciting opportunity your main responsibilities will be:


You Will:

  • Manage tax accounting and tax return preparation to insure accurate and timely financial reporting and compliance – including corporate income tax (CIT) and any other local tax filings (e.g. business property tax, inhabitant tax)
  • Manage IFRS-based and Statutory income tax provisions, effective tax rate analysis and tax account reconciliations (analysis and explanation)
  • Validate and analyze Consumption Tax receivables and payables transactions
  • Support the annual budget preparation and audit coordination (related to tax function)
  • Manage the tax reporting responsibilities to ensure that Group Reporting receives the required information on a timely basis
  • Manage tax payments for CIT, Consumption Tax, WHT, Customs
  • Transfer Pricing: implement Group guidelines; monitor and analyze monthly profitability situation of the various business segments
  • Take care of insurance accounting following both Group and JGAAP requirements
  • Coordinate legal matters between the business and external company lawyers / Givaudan Regional Legal Counsel
  • Ad-hoc Project support



Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who excels 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 join us - and impact your world.


  • Education: University degree with a major in Tax/Accounting; CPA qualification is nice to have; 
  • Languages: fluent in English and Japanese.
  • Experience: strong experience in corporate tax accounting and tax compliance. Familiar both with JGAAP and IFRS accounting practices. Big 4 experience is highly desired.
  • Competencies: Decision quality; Integrity & Trust; Drive for results; Customer focus; Values differences;
  • Other requirements: international working experience is an advantage

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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