Tax Expert


Abidjan, 01, CI, 01 BP 1045

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

Position Title: Tax Manager

Department: AFRICA Finance

Location:  Zone 4 (Ivory Coast)



The Tax Manager performs tax management activities and advises on country tax strategies, structures, as well as the impact of business undertakings such as financings, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations. This job identifies and ensures transparent management of tax opportunities as well as risks by conducting risk assessments within the assigned scope. The Tax Manager plays an active job in building, maintaining, and coordinating relationships with tax authorities as well as the tax community. This job is assisted by the Global team on highly complex and critical issues. The Tax Manager is responsible for developing and supervising Tax Analysts, providing guidance as well as support on complex activities, ad hoc requests, and key issues in the execution of duties. The tax manager engages with tax service providers for strategic tax matters and coordinates outsourced tax work.





The job should mainly supervise and/or execute the following set of activities in line with the job family scope:

●          Apply and monitor compliance controls (internal controls and regulatory standards)

●             Maintain & manage tax regulatory relationships

●             Manage audits including dispute resolution

●             Advise on tax implications of new business activities & business restructuring

●             Manage the organization's setup and structure to ensure the validity of tax planning

●             Monitor changes in tax regulations and compliance and maintain tax-efficient structures

●             Propose and advise on tax minimization strategies (financial and commercial transactions)

●             Maintain TP documentation

●             Develop employees by creating individual learning plan

●             Drive continuous improvement initiatives regarding processes, technologies, and                        

●             Mentor and coach employees to ensure team effectiveness 

●             Promote knowledge sharing organization-wide




●             Bachelor/Master degree in a field of Finance, Economics or comparable

●             English business proficiency (written and spoken)

●             5-10 years’ experience in finance with an emphasis on Tax or as a tax manager / tax expert

●             Leadership experience

●             Experience in a multinational company, preferably in B2B / food industries

●             SAP (around Accounts AP, AR, R2R and Master Data)

●             MS environment (Excel advanced)

●             Google

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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