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Group Tax Manager

About the role

Optical Express is focused on delivering exceptional patient care, outstanding clinical outcomes and continued investment in its people and technology. For over 30 years, many millions of patients have trusted Optical Express with their eye care.

As Europe’s leading private provider of laser eye, premium intraocular lens and cataract surgery, Optical Express Surgeons undertake more laser procedures collectively than any other provider. With over 100 clinics across the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe, Optical Express offers a full range of eye care services from glasses and contact lenses to routine eye examinations and vision correction surgery. The company is committed to giving patients a world class level of service and clinical care.

The Role

The Group Tax Manager role involves working closely with the Group Finance Director, taking responsibility for all areas of taxation within the business, including VAT, Corporation Tax, Property and Employment Taxes. With complex procurement and international supply chain requirements, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution of medical equipment in a highly regulated environment, the Group Tax Manager role will be high profile within the organisation, broad and varied.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Monthly and Quarterly VAT compliance and reporting
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and liaising with members of the finance team
  • Corporation Tax calculations and responding to HMRC queries
  • Preparation and submission of P11D’s, CT61’s and PSA forms
  • Reviewing self-employed contractor’s relationships with Optical Express to ensure the correct status is adopted (IR35 rules)

The successful candidate will be ACA/CA/CTA qualified and may come directly from an accountancy practice firm or currently be a key member of an inhouse generalist tax team. All sectors considered.

Interested candidates should send their CV, with full remuneration details, to Graham Burns of FWB Park Brown at For a confidential conversation, please call 07738 182813.