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Principal Finance Analyst Job

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Galway, IE

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


We are now looking for a Principal Financial Analyst to join our Galway Finance FP&A team on a permanent basis.  


As a Principal Financial Analyst, you will be a Continuous Improvement champion for all things Finance,  act as a business partner to key support functions and assist in managing the FP&A forecasting processes and month-end activities. Applying a broad base of financial expertise, you will have the opportunity to influence change in a dynamic and purposeful role.


We offer you a comprehensive benefits package and a great work-life balance, so if the role is a good match, apply today and take your career further with Boston!


Key Activities in the role:

  • Assist in Leading the Forecasting Process, AOP and Periodic Forecasts, including the annual budget & standard cost setting project –
  • Take a leading part in the annual budget project & develop standard costs for all product families manufactured on-site.  
  • Apply forecast updates and lead the forecast process, typically quarterly, to ensure an accurate update on the site’s expected annual performance.  
  • Champion process improvement process within Finance & across the business.
  • Lead the month-end financial close process, including the review, analysis & performance reporting for all relevant P&L and Balance Sheets line items.
  • Ensure on-time submission of results and reporting requests and deliver enhancements for monthly management reporting.
  • Partner with Global Business Services teams to ensure an appropriate split of responsibilities between GBS & local Finance.
  • Maintain an efficient & effective control environment for all areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure 100% compliance with Corporate Policy, GAAP & SOX requirements & support all audit requirements.
  • Act as a Strategic Business Partner by demonstrating a keen understanding of the key value drivers of our business & develop financial processes to deliver year-over-year value creation. 
  • Develop & implement robust financial strategies for the business & provide insights into the financial implications of business decisions.



  • ACA qualified with 5+ years of experience leading a successful Finance team
  • Bachelor’s Degree HETAC Level 8 in a relevant area.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, with a proven ability to work & communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders on & off-site.
  • Finance experience in a large, fast-paced multinational environment is highly desirable.
  • Proven track record of leading & developing teams and identifying & implementing process improvements.
  • SAP experiences an advantage


At Boston Scientific, we recognise that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative. It is essential in advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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