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Senior Cost Accountant

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Cork, Ireland

  • Location: Cork
  • Req Number: 569717 
  • Contract type: Permanent



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At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

Purpose Statement:

Reporting to the Finance Manager this position will have a broad role as a business partner to Production and Support functions in Boston Scientific Cork. The position will be responsible for key areas of the Annual Standards Setting process and will play a lead role in the Planning & Analysis activities of the Finance Department ensuring our Business Partners have timely & relevant information to effectively plan and control our business.  


Key Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Annual Standard Costing process for the Cork Site.  Duties to include: a)Co-ordination of the Annual Standard Setting Process ensuring Standards rolled accurately and on time; b)Manage the co-ordination of the review of Standard Times across each Line Team and BU at detailed product level with the Financial Analyst and BPI group. c)Working closely with the Logistics Dept to ensure accurate  Material Pricing and analysis of same by Product, BU and Division. d)Responsible for the calculation of the Scrap / Yield budget by Product, BU and Division. e)Variance analysis and review of  the impact of  cost movements by Product, BU and Division; f) Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.
  • Provide information on key metrics for the site to support decision making and strategic planning. Duties to include: a)Participation in and coordination of the Management Accounting month end close process b)Ensure month end results & reports issued are accurate and reconcile to core systems (SAP etc.)c)Provide Business Support to the PV Business Unitd)Responsibility for Scrap Reporting & Scorecards and review of Production Yield with the BU’s & Core Teams.
  • Inventory a)Responsible for ensuring Inventory is valued correctly and in line with Corporate policies. b)Ensure adequate physical control of Inventory through cycle count policies and procedures. c)Co-ordination of quarterly EE&O process with Logistics resulting in calculation, analysis and presentation of results to site leadership
  • New product introduction:a)Work as part of cross functional teams to establish full product costing for new products introduced to the Cork Facility
  • Drive accountability within the business and improve information flow between Finance & our business partners. Duties to include: a)Partner with BU & Core Teams at Cork with to support  their requirements in terms of Management Information and develop their understanding & ownership of Core Metrics; b)Coordination of Scorecards and Flash Reports both weekly & monthly; c)Smooth operation of CR Process throughout the year; d)Providing direct Financial support to Logistics & Engineering Teams.e)Identify and deliver ongoing improvements to finance processes.
  • Involvement in projects both local and corporate as required.
  • Value Improvement Programmes: Responsible for reporting of monthly VIP’s; Play active support role in identifying, supporting, and reporting new VIP’s.
  • SOX compliance: Ensuring robust internal controls and performing testing.


Education & Experience:

  • Qualified accountant with ideally 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Technical expert in accounting, financial planning & analysis.
  • Ability to proactively identify and resolve issues using analytical approach.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to ensure timely delivery on all commitments.
  • Strong record of relationship building, collaboration and influencing key stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work & communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders across all levels and functions.
  • Demonstrated experience of coaching & mentoring members of a Finance Team.
  • Proven track record of identifying & implementing process improvements.
  • Well organised, self-motivated person with the ability to operate on own initiative.
  • Attention to detail & ability to manage complexity.
  • Excellent Financial ERP system knowledge (SAP a distinct advantage).
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and proficient in other MS Office applications.




About us


Purpose and Passion – Comprehensive Benefits – Life-Work Integration – Career Growth


At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose – improving lives through your life’s work.


As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran

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