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Tax Manager

Tax Manager - Your future position? 


About the role

As a Tax Manager, you will be responsible for all tax matters related to the entity and potential future acquired subsidiaries. In this position, you will be reporting to Japan Finance Manager and will be based in Osaki, Tokyo.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships. 

In this exciting role, you will:

Tax Accounting & Compliance
•    Manage tax accounting & tax return preparation, filing and payments
•    Ensure accurate and timely tax reporting to local authorities and Group Reporting
•    Manage IFRS based and statutory tax provision and tax compliance process
•    Forecast tax liabilities periodically
•    Reconcile General Ledger tax balances
•    Support for annual budget preparation and audit coordination (related to tax function)
•    Coordinate tax audits and special tax-related projects

Transfer Pricing
•    Implement Group Guidelines
•    Monitor & Analyze monthly profitability of the various business segments
•    Collaborate with team members to forecast year-end profitability by segment
•    Make proactive recommendations to Management on transfer pricing strategy

Continuous Improvement
•    Stay up-to-date with tax legislation
•    Maintain effective control & review procedures over all aspects of the tax processes
•    Find and implement opportunities for process improvement in company tax procedures

•    Insurance accounting both as per Group and JGAAP requirements
•    On a need basis, coordinate legal matters between the business and external company lawyers / Givaudan Regional Legal Counsel
•    Ad-hoc Accounting & Project support

Your profile includes:

•    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 with both JGAAP and IFRS accounting practices. 

•    Other requirements: Familiarity with SAP preferred, Big 4 experience, and international working experience are advantages.

•    Possess a CI mindset and able to support projects related to improvements.

•    Flexible and able to proactively challenge or question the status quo processes for areas of improvement.



•    Attractive package with benefits.

•     Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development.

•    A creative team environment that will inspire you.

•    Comprehensive healthcare plans


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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