What you'll do

For over three decades our purpose hasn’t changed: we are here to make a positive difference to the lives of all.  Through the exceptional products, services and value we offer – is what sets us apart.


We are proud of how far we’ve come as a business, now we want to see you grow with us. 


At Specsavers we promise to make you feel good, smart and cared for. To support this promise we offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, medical and dental care including a range of additional benefits that make Specsavers a great place to work.


Role Summary

The successful candidate will fulfil a cross functional role which closely aligns the needs of the compliance team with the recommendations and specialisms of the Technical team.  They will be responsible for understanding the processes involved in the tax department and wider finance function to ensure that any risks are identified, escalated, and resolved. The primary focus will be supporting Specsavers Corporate Criminal Offence (CCO) and Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) activity.


Brexit has substantially increased the level of customs activity that Specsavers is involved in. The tax controls analyst will also have responsibility for implementing and maintaining a routine control/test environment to ensure Specsavers is meeting its customs obligations as well as identifying areas where duty savings can be achieved.


The role

Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) and Corporate Criminal Offence (CCO) testing

  • Support the ongoing management of CCO and SAO testing across the business
  • Ensure that the accuracy and integrity of the systems and processes is audited, and issues highlighted on an ongoing basis.


Advisory support and research

  • Technical understanding of the CCO and SAO legislation
  • Ensuring adherence to the Northern Ireland protocol  
  • Support with project work as and when required e.g. plastic packaging tax 2022



  • Technical advice and supporting the submission of the groups 13th Directive claim
  • Responsible for liaising with our property team on HMRC option to tax paperwork
  • Provide VAT and Corporation Tax support where appropriate to meet statutory obligations


The individual

  • Tax qualification or qualified by experience
  • Self-starter, dependable, accurate and good at building relationships at all levels
  • Excellent interrogation of data skills
  • Proficient in multiple tax disciplines – VAT and Corporate Tax essential
  • Internal audit experience desirable


If you can see yourself being part of this journey, apply today!  


Happy to talk flexible working

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