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Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Hemel Hempstead, HRT, GB

Company: Boston Scientific


Purpose of the role:


  • Responsible for providing timely and accurate reporting in accordance with both local regulations (legal entity reporting) and US GAAP requirements. This position is also responsible to ensure that bookkeeping is in accordance with local regulations and Corporate Policies and Procedures.
  • Coordinate financial and accounting processes to ensure compliance with Corporate and local policies, statutory requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Oversee month end close process to ensure timely and accurate close
  • Ensure all activities comply with relevant Acts, legal demands, ethical standards and the internal Quality Management System. Owner of SOX Closing Cycle controls. Continually re-assesses the need for new controls or control improvement in line with the changes in business processes
  • Prepare draft of statutory accounts in line with FRS102 (New UK GAAP) and statutory reporting pack in line with US GAAP
  • Prepare annual tax reporting pack and work with PWC on the corporation tax returns, regularly update Corporate Tax System GAM
  • Manager’s responsibility for Financial Accountant, who supports payroll, sponsorship payments’ tracking and compliance and corporate credit cards reconciliation
  • Responsible for employee share payment and benefit-in-kind reporting
  • Balance Sheet and Assets Management: work with the Country Controller to achieve effective balance sheet and assets management, tracking and safeguarding of the company assets. Responsible for the fixed assets balance sheet accounts and accounting for capital equipment
  • VAT: calculation and payment; maintain all records for VAT reporting and ensure VAT compliance. Oversee Intrastat and Statistical Returns
  • Work with GBS teams on continuous improvement of PtP and RtR processes (accounts payable, T&E, banking, intercompany reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations and month end closing). Closely collaborate with the UK Control Tower
  • Support Country Controller with all internal and independent audits and audit-related accounting matters as required
  • Manage accounting aspects related to acquisitions
  • Participate and supervise local and European/Corporate projects
  • Ad hoc duties in line with overall responsibilities

    Quality requirements:

In all actions demonstrate an overriding commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining consistent compliance with quality policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures

  • Ensure that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained to ensure quality system compliance and compliance with the BSC Quality Policy
  • Establish and foster a working environment that supports quality policy and the qualitative system

Required Skills and Experience:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified accountant with a minimum 5 years’ experience in financial reporting and/or auditing
  • Good working knowledge of UK and US GAAP, past experience in UK statutory reporting
  • Experience in working for US multinationals in a shared service environment in a similar position
  • Experience in management of people/processes
  • Good analytical skills and questioning attitude
  • Good working knowledge of SAP, advanced Excel skills
  • Project experience
  • Effective communication skills and ability to build good working relationships across organisation
  • Self-motivated and ambitious
  • Able to prioritise effectively and work under pressure
  • Team player with initiative and good decision-making skills


Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • 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’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work

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