Salary: $70,000 – $80,000
Actual compensation within the range will be based on experience We also offer quarterly variable compensation package (bonus) + benefits


About Specsavers

Welcome to Specsavers – where we’re not just about eyewear and eyecare, we’re a purpose-driven organization committed to changing lives through better sight. As a certified Great Place to Work®, we take pride in our optometrist-owned and -led business model, providing quality eyecare and affordable eyewear to Canadians across the country.

Our journey began 40 years ago in the UK, with visionary optometrists Doug and Mary Perkins. Today, we support over 2,600 healthcare businesses spanning 11 countries in our network, passionately caring for more than 42 million patients and customers worldwide.

At Specsavers, we believe that access to quality eyecare should be a right, not a luxury. That’s why we go above and beyond to transform the eyecare experience in Canada. With our advanced clinical equipment and an extensive range of affordable and high-quality eyewear, we’re here to make a real difference in the lives of our customers.

But that’s not all – we’re also dedicated to fostering a positive, inclusive and supportive work culture. We strive to create an environment where our partners thrive while benefiting from the collective support and resources of our dedicated teams.

If you’re passionate about making a difference, providing incredible care, and being part of a values and purpose-driven organization, join us on our journey to revolutionize the way Canadians experience eyecare. Together, we can change lives through better sight.


What You’ll Do


Main Purpose of the Team

The role of the Tax team is to manage and oversee Specsaver’s tax compliance and planning strategies across its national operations. 


Main Purpose of the Role

This position is responsible for assisting in ensuring tax compliance, carrying out tax planning activities, and coordinating with auditors, among other responsibilities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparation of tax returns (T2) for the group entities – growing to roughly 200+ in the next 2 years, along with relevant forms such as T106, T5, T4A, etc. as applicable
  •  Assist in preparation and filing of GST, PST, and other sales tax returns monthly (expected to grow to 200+ returns across multiple Provinces) and perform monthly reconciliations
  • Assist with identification of tax planning opportunities and relevant research and execution of corporate re-organization related tax-matters
  • Assist in managing and coordinating tax audits (including but not limited to GST/ PST/ corporate tax), including assisting with representations, and enquiries from Federal, provincial and/or State tax authorities
  • Assist with new store registrations including but not limited to GST / HST, Provincial sales taxes, online accounts set ups and all other related compliances
  • Perform research and prepare memos relating to changes in tax laws and tax accounting guidance and support with reorganization projects from time to time
  • Assist in preparation of calculations for distributions for all stores along with appropriate legal documentation 
  • Provide an ad hoc support in relation to other any commercial arrangements 


What We’re Looking For


Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Accounting or related field of study;
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian Income Tax Act, Excise Tax Act and technical aspects of tax compliance. 
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in the tax field with a public accounting firm or tax department of a company;
  • Advance knowledge of Excel
  • Self-motivation with an ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills and creativity to identify problems and potential solutions
  • Strong project management and organizational skills to handle multiple projects with conflicting timelines


Desirable Skills

  • CPA Designation 
  • Experience in dealing with transfer pricing, and tax review
  • Knowledge of Tax-Prep IFirm systems is an asset


Our Fellow ‘Speccies’ Enjoy: 

  • 4 weeks of vacation and 1 paid volunteer day
  • 1 extra paid day off and an eyecare voucher on your birthday
  • RRSP matching
  • Quarterly performance bonus
  • Healthcare spending account
  • Health and dental benefits effective on your first day
  • Team and company social events


Our Values

  • Collaborative: We work together as one Specsavers to deliver our purpose
  • Curious: We question, explore, and seek out diverse perspectives to develop our knowledge and understanding
  • Courageous: We challenge the status quo, we experiment with good ideas, and we are brave, bold, and fast in our decision making
  • Compassionate: We care, support, and help each other
  • Commercial: We treat money wisely and make decisions that are good for our customers, our partners, our people, and good for the long term

We hope that in applying with us, you value these things as well!


Our Hybrid Work Model

Be part of the dynamic culture! Our workplace thrives on a hybrid model, combining in-office collaboration and flexibility. Join us in office, three days a week to contribute, connect and excel in our vibrant environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer

At Specsavers, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that a diverse team enriches our work environment and enables us to achieve our goals. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and abilities to apply. If you believe you can contribute to our mission and vision, we welcome your application, even if you don’t meet every qualification listed. We value the unique skills and perspectives each individual brings to our team.


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