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Title:  Customs and Excise Tax Manager

Job ID:  66881
Country:  Philippines
City:  BGC, Taguig City
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

BGC, Taguig City, 00, PH, 1634


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The incumbent leads the C&E function of JTI Philippines. The role is part of Global Tax and reports to the Regional C&E director. The incumbent is responsible to implement the C&E strategy, in line with the company's policies & procedures, including but not limited to providing business advisory on local projects,contract reviews, product sourcing flows, and business model changes.  Manage the C&E compliance to ensure continuous compliance with local customs regulations (BOC) and local excise legislation (BIR) including tax filings and payments, registrations and permits, and other C&E disclosures required by PEZA, SEC, LGU and other government agencies and manage C&E reporting to JTI HQ including but not limited to monthend closing, account reconciliations, budgets/forecasts, provisions, entity compliance & risk reporting and audited financial statement disclosures. The incumbent will also manage C&E risks and implement measures to mitigate these. Responsible for the indirect tax manual, JSOX controls, internal audits particularly the C&E portions thereof and to handle C&E audits, refunds, appeals and litigation and be the first point of contact for local customs & excise authorities. The incumbent is the official JTI contact for the local C&E authorities. As such he is accountable and in case of failure, he is potentially liable for any financial damage. To represent JTI for C&E at national authorities and to monitor current and impending changes to customs & excise regulations and perform an assessment of the impact to JTI. Lastly to manage the relation with external tax advisors for the compliance and other consulting activities.




  • Overall responsible for the C&E topics of JTI Philippines. Coordinating with the regional C&E Director, CFO, Factory lead, Manufacturing Services lead, Philippines Direct Tax Director, and other stakeholders. Main contact for local customs & excise authorities. 

  • Provide internal C&E advice, responsible for maintaining the C&E procedures and C&E compliance. Ensure timely payment of C&E debt. Review excise tax returns, prepare claims related to import duties and taxes as well as claims related to excise tax. Manage the C&E authorisations, such as AEO, customs warehousing etc. Handle customs & excise audits including appeals and litigation. Manage and instruct customs broker(s) to conduct clearances correctly.

  • Manage tax stamps purchase, collection, usage, documentation and reporting. Responsible for excise credit/refund preparation,submission, and follow-up with BIR including lodgement of appeals and litigation.

  • Proactively following up on local C&E developments that may impact the local business, assist in broader local business development activities, provide assistance and support to other departments in relation to local C&E as needed, collaboration with other functions for advocacy with BIR and BOC. Seek opportunities to improve current C&E processes and procedures.

  • Responsible for C&E risk management and reporting including monthend closing, account reconciliations, budgets/forecasts, provisions, entity compliance & risk reporting and audited financial statement disclosures. To prepare timely and accurate quarterly and annual provision calculations and reporting packages for headquarters. Responsible for the C&E portions of the indirect tax manual, JSOX controls and internal audits. Coordination for setting up the change management meeting and to keep the manual up to date.

  • Recruit, motivate and guide the professional development of the team reporting directly and indirectly to the incumbent.



  • University degree or equivalent. Local Tax accreditation. Master degree in customs or Degrees in Customs areas and national laws for excise duties; knowledgeable in accounting is preferred/an advantage

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar position in the industry (multi-national FMCG organization) or in Big 4 tax advisory firms or equivalent, with in-depth knowledge of local customs regulations and excise legislation. Experience with excise and customs refund and litigation is preferred.

  • Fluency in English with excellent written and oral skills.

  • Skilled in relevant and financial application Ms Office and MS Excel is a must and SAP is preferrable. Familiarity with relevant systems BIR system (Must) & BOC (Preferred).



  • Work in JTI Philippines Headquarters Taguig and LIMA in Malvar, Batangas

  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance

  • Receive bonuses and cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance

  • Have access to over 200 company training

  • Well-being programs for employees

  • Opportunities for your career growth

  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis

  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.

  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company

  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.

  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.



  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.

  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.


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